TF KnowNet – project
[EIT Success Story 2020]
TF KnowNet – A modern Teaching Factory
TF KnowNet proposes a unique, collaborative knowledge exchange network that bridges industry and academia and leverages the latest technology, based on the Teaching Factory paradigm. It is a modern, innovative way of sharing knowledge and real-life experience to accelerate European innovation capacity and digitalisation, and in the end, make our industry more competitive.
LMS, the founder of the TF concept, is the activity leader, responsible for the overall coordination and timely execution of the activity. LMS is in charge of the industrial and academic piloting activities in Greece, and as an academic partner, it facilitates the participation of research staff, as well as students, in the activities. LMS also acts as a network node for local manufacturing enterprises in Greece and leads the activities towards commercialisation.
• Aalto University is involved in the implementation of the programme (both in industrial and academic pilots), while also leading the communication, dissemination and outreach activities of TF KnowNet.
• Mondragon Group is in charge of bringing needs and context from industry and promoting piloting activities in some of the Mondragon Group companies, together with Mondragon University.
• Mondragon University oversees industrial and academic piloting activities in Spain, and as an academic partner, it will facilitate the participation of academic and research staff, as well as students, in the activities.
• Prima Additive participated in industrial pilots by offering its skills and knowledge in solving industrial challenges related to additive manufacturing.
• TU Braunschweig oversees the piloting activities in Germany, and as an academic partner, it facilitates the participation of academic and research staff, and students, in the activity. TU Braunschweig also offered its LF testbed as a practical application for students to test their knowledge.
• VOLVO has been involved in piloting activities, by offering industrial challenges to be elaborated by the network and also by requesting training for introducing RTD advancements to manufacturing practitioners and re-skill personnel.