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Festo

New Learning Technologies

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project partner Festo AG & Co. KG
period2018-2022
contactUniv. Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke

EASItrain

EASItrain is an Innovative Training Network under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 program). Its about bringing together industry, universities, laboratories and test-facilities in order to innovate and train young scientists and engineers in all aspects related to applied superconductivity. EASITrain is a 4-year project providing a training network for the career development of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) on superconducting wires, superconducting thin films, related manufacturing and processing techniques, innovative cryogenic refrigeration & analysing market opportunities for these technologies. Each ESR is funded by the project for 36 months and will be enrolled in a doctorate program. The project starts on 1 October 2017.

project partnerCERN & EU
period2017-2021
contactAssoz. Prof. Dr. Peter Keinz

Stream

STREAM, Smart Sensor Technologies and Training for Radiation Enhanced Applications and Measurements

STREAM is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions within Horizon 2020 involving partners from Austria, CERN, France, Germany, Switzerland and UK. STREAM is a career development network on scientific design, construction and manufacturing of advanced radiation instrumentation. It targets the development of innovative radiation-hard, smart CMOS sensor technologies for scientific and industrial applications. The platform technology developed within the project will be tested in the demanding conditions posed by the CERN LHC detectors’ environment as well as European industry leaders in field of CMOS imaging, electron microscopy and radiation sensors. This leveraging factor will allow to fine-tune the technology to meet the requirements of industrial application cases on demand such as electron microscopy and medical X-ray imaging, as well as pathway towards novel application fields such as satellite environments, industrial X-ray systems and near-infrared imaging. STREAM will train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative ESRs (ESR’s at the E&I Institute: Barbara Mehner and Shtefi Mladenovska) and widen their academic career and employment opportunities. The network structures the research and training in five scientific work-packages, which span the whole value-chain from research to application. The E&I institute contributes to the work package technology valorization and business cases. The objective is to provide Entrepreneurship training to the other project members and develop business cases for the technologies developed during the project.

project partnerCERN & EU
period2016-2019
contactAssoz. Prof. Dr. Peter Keinz


Completed projects

Festo

Social Online Learning

"Social learning" is the learning of course content based on social interactions. These interactions involve exchanging learners with other students and also with the teaching staff. Social learning is a key success factor for the individual learning success. In online courses, however, social learning takes place in a too small extent. This is a major reason for the often reported moderate learning outcomes, frustration effects and the high dropout rates in this new medium. The collaborative project "Social Online Learning" with Festo explores mechanisms and ways to promote social learning in online courses.

project partner Festo AG & Co. KG
period2013-2018
contactUniv. Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke