Stronger ties with the Korean ecosystem

EIT Manufacturing South East signs MoU – Strengthens Ties with KIMM and LMS Laboratory

In a significant step towards fostering international collaboration and knowledge exchange,LMS – University of Patras recently held a meeting with the esteemed Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) and EIT Manufacturing South East. The event, hosted at the LMS Laboratory in Patras, Greece, brought together key stakeholders to discuss developments, share success stories, explore potential synergies within the manufacturing industry.

The climax of the meeting was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the EIT Manufacturing CLC South East, KIMM, and LMS Laboratory. This milestone agreement solidifies their commitment to fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and joint initiatives in the realm of manufacturing.

The MoU signifies a strategic alliance that will accelerate research and development efforts, promote the adoption of emerging technologies, and drive sustainable growth within the industry.

Front row: Dr. Sotiris Makris, Executive Director at the Teaching Factory Competence Center; Mr. Sang Jin Park, President of KIMM; Dr. Niki Kousi, Managing Director of EIT Manufacturing South East; Back row: Delegation of KIMM, Dr. Michalos George, Senior Project Manager at Teaching Factory Competence Center; Dimosthenis Dimosthenopoulos, Research Engineer at LMS; Konstantinos Georgoulias, Regional Innovation Scheme & European Affair Director, EIT Manufacturing

The meeting started with presentations from each participating organisation, highlighting their respective advancements, breakthroughs and accomplishments. The interactive sessions shed light on cutting-edge technologies and innovative research that have positively impacted the manufacturing landscape.

The hosts organised a guided tour of the LMS Laboratory premises. Visitors of KIMM were able to witness the state-of-the-art facilities, advanced equipment, and ongoing projects, offering valuable insights into the institution’s research and development activities.

“This partnership signifies a new era of collaboration and knowledge exchange between our organizations. By leveraging our respective strengths and expertise, we can unlock new avenues of innovation and create a positive impact on the manufacturing industry,” Dr. Niki Kousi, Managing Director of EIT Manufacturing CLC South East stated.

As the manufacturing industry continues to evolve, partnerships and knowledge-sharing initiatives such as these play a crucial role in fostering innovation, driving economic development, and addressing societal challenges. The EIT Manufacturing CLC South East, KIMM, and LMS Laboratory are ready to make significant contributions in advancing the field and shaping the future of manufacturing.