Consortium meeting in Brussels

On 1st September 2022, we started the project „Quick Challenge-driven, Human-centred Co-Creation mechanism for INDUStry-Academia Collaborations” (INDUSAC) which is funded by Horizon Europe Programme.

The INDUSAC project designs a state-of-the-art mechanism for industry-academia collaboration that is based on human-centred design principles that enable quick project co-creation. At least 300 international co-creation projects are selected for implementation to ensure the validation of the mechanism. These micro-projects led by teams consisting of students, researchers, and company staff cover various activities to target numerous industrial sectors. They are expected to create a bridge between business and academia.

The INDUSAC project focuses on four areas:

  • Circularity
  • General Sustainability
  • Digitalisation
  • Industry 4.0

The INDUSAC project creates a dynamic community of industry-academia stakeholders, including at least 1000 companies, 3000 students, and 300 researchers by project end.

At the beginning of September, all partners met for the first time in Brussels in the kick-off meeting of the project.

The project coordinator is Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) and other partners are: Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster Tool Valley (Poland), Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pécs-Baranya (Hungary), Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus), Bax & Company (Spain), UPC Technology Center (Spain), EIT Manufacturing CLC East (Austria), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), and Innoget (Spain).