TRAINING IN 3D PRINTING TO FOSTER EU INNOVATION & CREATIVITY
The project aims to give people the opportunity to develop their skills in 3D printing and to acquire the knowledge that allows them to activate in this field, like employee, entrepreneur, trainer, intermediary, etc. It is addressed to organizations, companies and persons interested to use or to support others to use the 3D printing revolution, in various domains: education, industry, art, entrepreneurship, intermediation, law, politics, finance, etc. The partners will develop a 3D printing curricula with courseware, a trainer guideline and an e-learning platform. They will be available in 6 languages (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Lithuanian), free and open to all.
The main objective of the project is to increase the 3D printing skills proficiency among students, youth and adults from Romania, Poland, Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Malta. To achieve this goal, the project partners agreed to deliver the following results.
- GUIDELINES AND CASE-STUDIES. Prepare the guidelines regarding the use of 3D printing in VET education and analyse some case-studies
- CURRICULA OF THE 3D PRINTING COURSE. Develop a relevant curricula for the 3D Printing course
- 3D PRINTING COURSEWARE. Create the 3D Printing courseware according to developed curricula
- TRAINER GUIDELINES. Create the guidelines for the 3D Printing trainers
- E-LEARNING PLATFORM. Develop an e-learning platform based on the 3D Printing course
The kick-off meeting of Training in 3D Printing To Foster EU Innovation & Creativity (3DP) project took place in Bugibba, Malta. Representatives of almost all partners were present: Ludor Engineering (coordinator), MECB (host), UPB-CAMIS, LIIS, Somorrostro, Godesk, ITI and SLK. Unfortunately, one of the partners, Danmar Computers, could not participate because of an airline strike.
The meeting started with presentation of all partners, followed by a summary of the project and detailed descriptions of the Intellectual Outputs. Also, Dissemination and Exploitation Plan was discussed.
Then, the partners visited the Rapid Prototyping labs of University of Malta. They had the opportunity to see how advanced 3D printers work and to discuss with the laboratory’s experts.
The second day was dedicated to important topics, like project management plan, risk analysis, copyright agreement, rules of the Erasmus+ projects, contractual obligations, dissemination and so on. The partners analyzed and made proposals for improvement of project’s webpage (3D-P.eu), Facebook page and Twitter account (@3dprintingeu).
The second meeting of Training in 3D Printing to Foster EU Innovation& Creativity (3DP) project took place in Potenza, Italy. Representatives of almost all partners were present: Ludor Engineering (coordinator), GoDesk (host), University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Danmar Computers, Macdac Engineering Consultancy Bureau Ltd, Public institution Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Computer Highschool LIIS and Northern Lithuania College.
The meeting started with partners’ presentations of the on tasks carried out since last meeting, followed by a discussion on management issues and some internal communications. Then, the Progress Reports prepared by the partners for the first 6 months of the projects have been analyzed and discussed.
After the lunch break, the host, Mr. Antonino Imbesi made a presentation of GoDesk and EURO-NET network and all the particpants visited the GoDesk premises.
Then, the partners discussed the dissemination plan. Next, ITI presented some recommendations and guideliness from ECDL Foundation. A discussion on ECDL certification concluded the first day.
The second day was dedicated to the planning of tasks and activities for the coming months. It was decided that the next transnational project meeting will take place in Rzeszow, Poland on 19-20th October 2017.
Also, the work carried out by the partners on the 3D printing courseware modules was presented and discussed.
Partners of 3DP project met for the third time, on 19th and 20th October, in Rzeszów (Poland). Meeting started with the presentations of tasks carried out by every partner since the last meeting. Then, partners responsible, presented the development of particular intellectual products: IO3 “3DP Courseware” by UPB CAMIS; IO4 “3DP trainer guidelines” by Ludor and Somorrostro, and IO7 “3DP learning management system” by Danmar Computers. Partners managed to plan the work for completing the IOs, as well as LTTA, that will be organized on Malta, in January 2018.
On the second day of the meeting, much time was devoted to management and communication issues, in the light of upcoming deadline for the Interim Report. Another important subject of discussion was dissemination of the project, including its status, summary and ideas on how to improve it. The tasks concerning intellectual products and dissemination activities have been planned for the coming months. Final meeting within the project will be organized by UPB CAMIS, in July 2018, in Bucharest (Romania).