The EIT Manufacturing Winter School starts remotely (15th of November) with workshops where big challenges will be discussed and students collaboratively will start to work on their solutions. During the “presential week” (22nd-26th November) students work together with local mentors to translate their ideas into a feasible business solution. The winter school includes lectures and workshops with hands-on training on: agile project management, design thinking, sustainability, digitalisation, etc.
15th November – Welcome, program and big-challenge pitch.
15-19 November – Workshops on agile project management, design thinking, sustainability, digitalization; virtual hackathons.
28-30 November – Keynotes, lectures, big challenge based hackathon, pitch, get-together and more.
Students will start working on the challenge upfront (between the 15th and 19th November) and at the same time will be exposed to several new concepts via SPOCs. During the Winter School, students will work under the supervision of different mentors from different knowledge areas (e.g. engineering, architecture, biology, arts, ..) and will be challenged to use all their creativity to propose an innovative solution that could contribute to the “Sustainability, Resilience and Human-Centricity in Industry” and to further explore how the future of industry will look like. Collaborative platforms (e.g. MS Teams, GitHub, etc.) will be to promote distributed collaborative work, team building and leadership.
Students in teams will have to present the results of their work to a panel of invited I&E experts from the partner universities, industrial partners and invited guests. After the winter school students will be asked to reflect on their experience and write a 2-pager essay that will be made available to the EITM DS community.
The full program will be available shortly
Experts and mentors involved in the Winter School include Alvo Aabloo (UTARTU), Martin Mares (CTU), Martin Juhas (STUBA), Martin Gulan (STUBA), Foudil Meraghni (ENSAM), Mark Lassagne (ENSAM), Daniel Brissaud (G INP), Peggy Zwolinski (G INP), Valerie Rochi (G INP), Gil Gonçalves (FEUP), Hugo Ferreira (FEUP), etc.