Research & Innovation

In the field of Research & Innovation, INTAMT Academy is offering educational programs on the following subjects:

Science and innovation
  • State innovation policies
  • Law and regulations governing promotion of innovation economics
  • Fostering innovation-friendly society
  • Organization of funding for R&D and business activities; sources of funding
  • Direct and indirect ways to foster innovation
  • Fostering innovation by funding its consumers
  • Recruiting foreign researchers and innovation companies
  • Main infrastructure components in development of innovation economics
  • Role of federal, regional and communal authorities in development of innovative entrepreneurship
  • Centres for Innovation and Technology
  • Export assistance centres
  • Chambers of Commerce and Industries and employers’ associations
  • Science parks, centres for innovation and technology, business incubators, business accelerators
  • Venture funds and guarantee funds
  • Clustering as a synergetic tool for spatial planning
  • System of IP protection
  • System of patent services
  • Science and technology centres as an important tool for innovative development of economics
  • Goals and main tasks of science and technology centres
  • Founding members and principles of organization
  • Interaction of science and technology centres with authorities and administration
  • Science and technology centres as a means for development of economically depressed regions
  • Science and technology centres as a tool supporting innovation activities of young scientists, companies and manufacturing enterprises
  • Governance principles, organizational structure, goals and responsibilities of senior managers of science and technology centres
  • Support services offered by science and technology centres
  • Investment policies of science and technology centres
  • Interaction of science and technology centres with universities
  • Key performance indicators of science and technology centres

Projects

ENEX – Expert in Nanotechnology Exploitation

Nanotechnology is one of the scientific fields that is rapidly growing and has found usage in various branches of industry. A lot of professionals with different vocational qualifications work for numerous nanotechnology companies, universities teach and train specialists in nanotechnology worldwide. But not all the employees of nanotechnology companies have a competent knowledge of nanotechnology (esp. those in marketing, HR or finance departments). On the other hand, personnel in R&D and production departments are competent in nanotechnology, but do not have sufficient expertise in the marketing and commercialization of research outputs as well as in innovation management. This is the reason why we have designed an e-learning course ENEX – Expert in Nanotechnology Exploitation as an ‘interface’ between laboratories and researchers developing nanotechnologies and the industry and health sector using them. The project was co-funded by the ERASMUS+ program of the EU and was successfully implemented in 2014-2017 offering knowledge in technology as well as competences in marketing and innovation management to its participants.

The ENEX project was awarded as a good practice example in project management.

The e-learning course comprises 2 modules: Nanotechnology and Innovation Management. Each module concludes with a final examination.

The ENEX course was developed in close cooperation with experts from five European countries led by INTAMT Group.

  • INTAMT Group (Germany)
  • ASEV Agenzia per lo Sviluppo Empolese Valdelsa Spa (Italy)
  • “Nello Carrara” Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC) (Italy)
  • University of Łódź (Poland)
  • Polytechnic University of Bucharest (Romania)
  • Mesa+ Institute/ University of Twente (the Netherlands)

For further information please visit the ENEX website www.enex-nano.com

INDEX – Industry Expert

The onset of the fourth industrial revolution known as “Industry 4.0” is a key technological feature at the current stage of human development. This term was coined in 2011, as the German government defined “Industry 4.0” as an integral element of the German “High-tech strategy 2020”. The working group on Industry 4.0 characterized its vision of the new industrial revolution as a worldwide implementation of cyber physical systems in manufacturing processes, which are in charge not only for certain manufacturing stages but are able to monitor and optimize manufacturing processes completely on its own. “Industry 4.0” is an introduction of computer-aided production processes operated by intelligent systems in real time mode continuously interacting with the external environment beyond the boundary of a single company and with a prospective of incorporation into the global production network for products and services ensured by “the Internet of Things” and “the Internet of People”.

An essential prerequisite for a successful implementation of the „Industry 4.0“ is the training of professionals competent in effectively using huge opportunities of the innovative solutions offered by the fourth industrial revolution.

In 2018 INTAMT Academy successfully applied for ERASMUS+ funding of the INDEX project “Industrial Expert”. A multinational project consortium has been developing an e-learning platform for subjects related to Industry 4.0.

E-learning resource “INDEX Industry Expert” is designed as an open network capable to integrate educational courses on specific Industry 4.0. components. Within the present project 6 educational courses will be developed:

  • Industry 4.0: Introduction course
  • Sensor technology and automation
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Internet of Things
  • Augmented reality
  • Entrepreneurship, technology and restructuring management

In terms of their contents and methodology the courses will be designed in such a way that they can be understood without prior academic qualification. It will make them especially suitable for vocational training programs.

The INDEX project has been implemented by a project consortium consisting of experts from 5 European countries:

  • INTAMT Group (Germany) coordinates the project
  • ASEV Empolese Valdelsa Spa Development Agency (Italy)
  • IFAC The “Nello Carrara” Institute of Applied Physics (Italy)
  • Polytechnic University of Bucharest (Romania)
  • University of Łódź (Poland)
  • University of Applied Science STICHTING SAXION (the Netherlands)

The project started on September 9, 2018 and will be completed on August 31, 2021.

The project stages and outputs are presented on the website www.industrialexpert.eu

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