3DCentral brings together Project Partners who represent technology hubs and expertise across Central Europe. All of these partners have an extensive network of organisations as companies, clusters, research institutions, who carry knowledge and expertise related to smart engineering and rapid prototyping.
All the good practices and associated lessons learnt are derived from real-life examples to which the project partners have been exposed. This ultimately means that they have good access to the organisations involved in the good practice and can more easily facilitate cooperation and the competence enhancement that makes up a key output of this project. The methodology behind is composed of two major steps:
A diversity of different practices related to smart engineering & rapid prototyping in different technologies and cross sectors – from development of smart services to the optimization of entire production processes – led to identification of 11 specialized topics which served as a base for a road-map and action plans development. Action plans are representing the solid ground for joint activities as R&D projects which present the basis for capitalization, trainings in the format of Moodle platform and strategic actions in format of workshops with key stakeholders.
Most important achievement of the partnership is that we managed to demonstrate cross-sectoral characteristic. It shows that advanced manufacturing techniques such as smart engineering and rapid prototyping, are relevant and currently in practice across different aspects of Central Europe’s value-chain. It also shows that techniques can be applied across sectors; something that emerges in the municipal transportation sector, could be viable in the industrial engineering sector; and something that is viable in the textile industry, could be applied in the medical sector.
Idea behind the concept was to identify possibilities which could be transferred via pilot actions and in later stages as follow up project.
The take-aways from mobility actions, events and pilot actions could be summarised: We can not talk about the digital business optimisation anymore, we should discuss digital business transformation: product and services and new business models. Thus, also financing on the level of SMEs are shifting towards investing more into innovation.
Following lessons learned, a total of 11 flagship projects and 22 Transfer and Cooperation Actions were initiated during the project duration and realized beyond the end of the project. The flagship projects and transfer and cooperation actions directly serve the overall project goal to connect islands of innovation related to smart engineering and rapid prototyping in Central Europe and are briefly described below.
The infographics on 3DCentral achievements are available in gallery section.
MODULAR PUBLICATION CATALOGUE
The 3DCentral project aims to connect "islands of innovation" into a stable network of regions for innovation. It is focused on smart engineering & rapid prototyping where a substantial, current & future emerging market for Central Europe (CE) cooperation partners is visible.
Modular Publication Catalogue in PDF version, you could find at the following link>>
By implementing 3DCentral project Pannon Business Network gained knowledge about
smart factory solutions, smart services&additive manufacturing. Based on this experience and thanks to the 3DCentral network PBN managed to open his own spinoff
tech transfer company with the name amLab.
Newsletter #5 in PDF version, you could find at the following link>>
IDM took benefit from the project 3DCentral since it helped to learn about the
different topics (additive manufacturing, smart & functional materials etc.) of the
project and to deepen the knowledge especially of the topic 3D Design / Engineering /
Scanning, where IDM has the lead.
We were excited, inspired and motivated during two superb days of Digital Dragons conference!
On 21 and 22 May Kraków became the Capital of European Gamedev.
We’ve slated nearly 100 talks by the industry’s experts and tycoons from all over the world.
Newsletter #3 in PDF version, you could find at the following link>>
Past two months partners of 3DCentral can describe as intensive yet exciting period.
Several events, workshops and forums focused on rapid product development and
prototyping as well as on challenges and opportunities of digitalisation were organised.
Newsletter #2 in PDF version, you could find at the following link >>
3DCentral – Catalysing Smart Engineering and Rapid Prototyping – has the objective to develop,
implement and anchor powerful, practicable, future robust knowledge axes for the Central Europe to
strengthen capacities and link key technology and innovation actors of smart engineering and rapid
Newsletter #1 in PDF version, you could find at the following link >>
3DCentral partners present their project outputs in this section. Click on the files and learn more about our work.
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Technology park Ljubljana is a leading national stakeholder for development of innovative and knowledge based entrepreneurship in Slovenia, providing business talents and companies a comprehensive business support and ecosystem development.
CAMPUS 02 Fachhochshule der Wirtschaft GmbH is a University of applied sciences closely related to regional economy. Various departments take out education programs as well as R&D projects to support local economy and is specialized in automation techniques due to a separate department focused on this topic.
Evolaris realizes the potential of the digital interconnection and puts people in the centre of attention. The primary focus rests on the conception and development of digital assistance systems which support service staff as well as consumers in consuming context specific information at the right time and the right place. Through accompanying acceptance analyses and a high quality system design Evolaris guarantees individual solutions with a unique user experience.
The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V. is the largest organization in Europe in the field of applied and industrial research. The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is one of the most renowned research institutes for industrially-led production technology in Germany.
Pomurje technology park has national mandate to implement support programmes for start ups in Slovenia. The institution is supporting over 130 companies of the region, focusing on transfer of knowledge, experience and technology to the economy, which is reflected in the creation of new jobs and higher value added.
Pannon Business Network Association has been founded in 2006, with the participation of the regional Clusters and Industrial Parks. As the leading public economic development organization in the West Pannon region we are supporting the Hungarian national goals like the creation of new jobs and improvement of living conditions with complex and integrated programs.
KPT was established in 1997 with the mission to develop modern economy and innovative academy-based enterprises in the region. The focus of parks' activities is on Special economic zone and Technology park which are supporting manufacturing sector and regional development. Currently KPT is supporting over 150 companies from the ICT sector.
Cracow University of Technology is a state academic college, established in 1945. The University is divided in 7 departments, covering 22 fields, one of them being Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Main research and technical fields of the Production Engineering Institute comprise investigations of process planning and production systems planning. .