Academic Partners

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Description

Bournemouth University (abbreviated BU) is a public university in Bournemouth, Dorset, England, with its main campus situated in neighbouring Poole. The university was founded in 1992 as one of the new universities, however the origins of its predecessor date back to the early 1900s.
Traditionally known for its focus on professional courses, in the 2000s Bournemouth University invested in research to underpin its curriculum and maximise its contribution to the regional and national economies. The university currently has over 16,000 students, including over 1,500 international students. The university is recognised for its work in the media industries, being home to the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP). Graduates from the university have worked on a number of Hollywood films, including "Gravity", which was awarded the Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards. The university contains students and lecturers participating in research into the virtual factory concept as collaborators to the EU FIRST Project.

Sapienza – Università di Roma

Sapienza – Università di Roma

Description

 

The Sapienza University of Rome (Italian: Sapienza – Università di Roma), also called simply Sapienza or the University of Rome, is a collegiate research university located in Rome, Italy. Formally known as Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", it is one of the largest European universities by enrollments and one of the oldest in history, founded in 1303. The University is one of the most prestigious Italian universities, commonly ranking first in national rankings and in Southern Europe. The university contributes research to the EU FIRST project in relations to virtual factory/smart manufacturing analytics.

Shanghai Polytechnic University

Shanghai Polytechnic University

Description

Founded in 1960, SSPU is an institution of higher education featured by engineering as its main discipline, with synchronized development of multi-disciplines, including Economics, Management Science, Literature and Natural Sciences. The university provides education of undergraduates, higher vocational students, master, international students and students of adult and further education.. In 2010 SSPU was granted the qualification to enroll international students. In 2011 the university was approved by Academic Degree Committee of the State Council as the Engineering master's degree pilot work unit. In 2013, SSPU was listed in the institutions to administer "Shanghai Government Scholarships for International Students". The university offers 20 categories under 6 disciplines, with 33 undergraduate programs and 30 higher vocational programs. Its staff totals about 1,100. Currently about 17,000 students are registered at SSPU. Over the years, SSPU has established cooperative relationship with universities and institutions in the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Finland, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, etc. and also with Hong Kong and Taiwan. Through channels such as international cooperation and bilateral exchanges, educational concepts at home and abroad and experience in education are introduced and integrated. Innovation and deepening of educational reform is promoted. Internationalization of education and educational level of the university are increased gradually. 

Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Description

The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italian: Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia), located in Modena and Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, founded in 1175, with a population of 20,000 students.
The medieval university disappeared by 1338 and was replaced by "three public lectureships" which did not award degrees and were suspended in the 1590s "for lack of money". The university was not reestablished in Modena until the 1680s and did not receive an imperial charter until 1685.
Some famous students who attended the University include Ludovico Antonio Muratori, a noted Italian historian and scholar who graduated in 1694, the playwright Carlo Goldoni in the 17th century and, in the last century, Sandro Pertini, who became President of the Italian Republic. 

University of Groningen

University of Groningen

Description

The University of Groningen (abbreviated as UG; Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, abbreviated as RUG) is a public research university in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. The university was founded in 1614. Since its founding more than 200,000 students have graduated. It is a member of the distinguished Coimbra Group of European universities. 

Industrial Partners

GK Software

GK Software

Description

GK Software SE is a listed technology company headquartered in Schöneck/Vogtland, who are partnered with the EU FIRST virtual factory research project. The company specializes in software solutions and services for the operation of large retail company branches. GK employs about 1,026 individuals at thirteen locations worldwide. The name stands for the initials of the two founders of the company, Rainer Gläß and Stephan Kronmüller. According to the fiscal year 2017 annual report, GK Software achieved revenue of €90.452 million. 

GK Software AG will provide knowledge of enterprise software interoperability framework. One or more examples from customer-supplied specifications  to manufacturing products in virtual factory environment.

Shuangchi Industrial Co. Ltd

Shuangchi Industrial Co. Ltd

Description

Shuangchi is a leading enterprise in the football shoe manufacturing industry, one of the 100 key industrial enterprises in Fujian Province, China. It is also a model enterprise of transformation and upgrading enterprise of Fujian's processing trade. The company has its own brand, trading, R&D, manufacturing functions. It is one of the most modern footwear industry groups in China. Shuangchi has nearly 100 national patents and international patents. It has drafted five national and industry standards such as “Soccer Shoes”. It is the first shoe company in Fujian province to obtain SATRA international certification, and it is also the founder of the Chinese first shoe-making industry technology and innovation coalition, "Professional footwear industry technology innovation alliance". The researchers work together with professionals in order to address the challenges of increased customisation in shoe production and mass customisation.

Wuhan KM Information Technology

Wuhan KM Information Technology

Description

KM is a leading Chinese provider of manufacturing-related software products and solutions, and a key partner in the EU FIRST virtual factory research project. KM provides software related to product design, process planning, product lifecycle management, and manufacturing enterprise integration solutions. KM products are also used globally. KM software products are compatible with products such as SolidWorks 2012 which was produced by an American software company, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS corp. It aims to demonstrate that the production speed of products involved in distributed collaborative design could be improved. Furthermore, learning and understanding the potential integrating product development technology with physical and virtual factory production would be associated with large improvement in product quality.

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