Call for Learning Factories Network Development is NOW OPEN!
What is a Learning Factory?
Learning Factories represent a realistic manufacturing environment suitable for education, training, and research. They are a physical learning environment containing educational instruments and equipment, effectively creating the working conditions of a real industrial site for didactic and training purposes.
Together with the community of EIT Manufacturing Members, during 2020 several Learning Factory Networks were established, in order to create a shared framework, model and processes, with the overall aim to build an international ecosystem able to foster research and technology transfer between academia and industry. In 2021, the Learning Factories Networks were encouraged to use the framework created in 2020 to start structuring and delivering real training experiences.
With the Learning Factories Networks Development initiative, we aim to create an EIT Manufacturing Marketplace for the offer of all the Learning Factories’ education programmes. Its participants can choose between different levels of involvement and integration, as detailed in the following sections. The initiative will establish an international online promotion and commercial channel for the Learning Factories, with the aim of generating impact and revenues by leveraging both the physical assets within the Learning Factories and the digital learning content developed within EIT Manufacturing funded activities.