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The international project “Interactive Manufacturing @ Schools” funded by EIT Manufacturing presents an opportunity to share up to now experiences with engaging students and teachers from secondary schools within the consortium from RIS countries and to create a model how to attract pupils and teachers towards technical studies focused on Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 in RIS countries.

The project seeks to be more interactive and strongly oriented on manufacturing and practical aspects of study in connection with industry sector and serve as an example and inspiration for other RIS and EU countries to address and tackle deficiency of quality work power in the area of Manufacturing.

Activities in this project help to increase the number of future students interested in the technical studies and Manufacturing by showing the students the quality of the universities in their own countries, trying to prevent the brain drain from RIS region. The aim is to encourage young people to become more aware of the importance to create value in their home countries. The activity also focuses on having a positive impact on secondary school teachers to form stimulating conditions for the young students to evolve their knowledge in manufacturing field.

Additionally, more graduates from universities in technical field also means more potential staff for research institutes and more qualified work power in the labour market.

The project is led by Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Slovakia) and the partners are University of Tartu (Estonia), Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation, University of Patras (Greece) and business partner SPINEA (Slovakia).

The main project activities are:

  • Webinars and videos
  • Workshops for students
  • Workshops for teachers


All webinars and workshops are available online:

01/10/2020_Webinar_Circular Economy in Manufacturing

24/09/2020_Webinar_Use of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in the control of technological processes in production and its impact for manufacturing

23/09/2020_Webinar_BIM_Building Information Modelling

17/09/2020_Video_Virtual reality in architecture and design

15/09/2020_Video_Digitalization in mechanical engineering

24/06/2020_Webinar_Security in IT

07/05/2020_Webinar_Security in Android


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Contact persons:

Ing. Štefan Hičák, PhD., project coordinator: stefan.hicak@stuba.sk

Ing. Ivana Mrázová, PhD., project manager: ivana.mrazova@stuba.sk