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Federation of Estonian companies of engineering industry (EML) is an umbrella organisation, which develops and represents Estonian metal, engineering and electronics industries and consolidates the basic manufacturing potential in these areas. The management of EML consists of representatives who are selected by member companies (83 member companies). Main activities of EML are creation of co-operating networks for improved administration, representation of EML members internationally and presentation of their products and manufacturing potential, analysis of the operation of efficiency of EML members and inform them of problems and solutions, management of different innovative projects and the mediation of business contacts leading to favourable orders for EML members. One priority for EML is to help Estonian Chamber of Qualification standards in developing and implementing employee qualification standards and certification procedures. EML is the coordinator of this project and therefore responsible for the following: management of working groups; coordination of the development of the INNOMET database model and the test-version of the application (structure, elements, implementation) between project partners; implementation of analysis in Estonia in cooperation with TUT, development of the INNOMET database model of the sector in cooperation with companies, education institutions and chamber of qualification standards in Estonia, responsible for the dissemination and use of the INNOMET database model in Estonian higher and vocational institutions (cooperation with Estonian Chamber of Qualification Standards, Tallinn Centre of Industrial Education and Tallinn College of Engineering). EML is responsible for management and development of INNOMET database in Estonia after Leonardo funding.
Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) established in 1918 with 9 faculties and about 1250 staff members and 8050 students is the largest technical education institution of Estonia.
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (ME) trains university level mechanical engineers, offers continuing education, and conducts basic and applied research for industry.
Department of Machinery belongs into ME and has long tradition of international co-operation (TEMPUS, PHARE, COPERNICUS).
Department deals the fields of Machine and Instrument Engineering, Production Engineering, Transport Engineering, Computer Aided Design Systems, Machine Automation and Product Development.
The role of TTU in this INNOMET project is to collect materials and studies, fulfil basic research in first phase, assist in programming of the INNOMET database model, take part in all the management group meetings, and disseminate project results. TUT is the benefciary of this project and the coordination of INNOMET is delegated to EML – Federation of Estonian Engineering industries. TUT takes part in management group meetings, as promoter is responsible for financial control and evaluation, takes part in dissemination of results.
Tallinna City Enterprise Board (TCEB) is a local government board of the city of Tallinn responsible for areas of regional economic and business development, cluster development, labour development and city trade policy. Tallinn City Enterprise Board is working with several vertical and horizontal development projects focusing on different economic sectors and clusters and horizontal areas, such as start-up support, innovation support (establishment of Tallinn Science Park, Industrial Park of Tallinn for example). Together with its social partners, TCEB identifies the needs of development of economic environment, and notably the SME-s in different sectors. TCEB has experience also with European Union co-funded development projects (currently Estonian-side coordinator of Interreg IIIA project FINEST METNET).
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) established in 1782, with eight faculties is the largest technical higher education institution of Hungary. The Department of Manufacturing Engineering of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest departments of the University. Department deals with graduate studies as well as with continuing education in the fields of part manufacturing processes; assembly; machine tools, robots, cells and FMSs and their control; tools, jigs and fixtures; CAPP, PPS; measuring and inspection, CAQ. Multilanguage engineering education (BSc and MSc), accredited PhD school with international reputation are the most important activities of the Department. It was an initiator of post – secondary education in Hungary (PHARE) and is cooperating in this education with Hungarian Association of Tool and Die Makers, and Hungarian Association of Hungarian Engineering Entrepreneurs. The Department has long tradition of R&D with industry and international co-operation (TEMPUS, PHARE, COPERNICUS, INCO-COPERNICUS, EU 5FP etc). The role of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics is to participate in developing the common INNOMET database model in cooperation with project partners and national partners (including companies); to do investigations in Hungary related to the sector; participate in project meetings; to organise one project meeting in Budapest; to translate project documentation in Hungarian or English if considering necessary, to organise one national seminar on the INNOMET database model and to participate in the trans-national seminar taking place in Estonia. Budapest University of Technology and Economics is responsible for the dissemination of project results in Hungary.
IAL Piemonte is a vocational non-profit training organisation established by Italian trade union CISL in the year 1955. It responds to the training needs of people in search of employment and the needs of employers in the new, ever changing trends of employment tailoring training programmes to regionally recognised standards. In its nine agencies IAL Piemonte develops training activities in the industrial and tertiary sectors, paying particular attention to new technologies in today’s world of employment without forgetting traditional skills. It delivers training in the fields of administration, industry and craft, automation, information technology, CAD, environment, tourism, marketing and organisation. In the project IAL gives the Italian view to the trans-national research of practises and influences to the features of the qualification. IAL Piemonte is responsible for participating at the development of the structure and the elements of INNOMET database model in cooperation with the project partners and national partners (including companies), to test the INNOMET database model on the selected Italian companies in the sector, to do necessary investigations in Italy concerning the sector, disseminate project results in Italy and to take part in project meetings.
Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia (LMA) is an umbrella organisation, which develops and represents Latvian metal, engineering and electronics industries and consolidates the basic manufacturing potential in these areas. The management consists of representatives who are selected by member companies (~90 member companies). Main activities are creation of co-operating networks for improved administration, representation of members internationally and presentation of their products and manufacturing potential, analysis of the operation of efficiency of members and inform them of problems and solutions, management of different innovative projects and the mediation of business contacts leading to favourable orders for members. The role of the Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia is to valorise and disseminate the results of INNOMET in Latvia and test INNOMET system in selected number of companies and 1 school in Latvia.
Alfamicro Lda (Portugal) - ALFAMICRO was founded in 1983, with the objective to do consultancy and engineering services to support advanced re-engineering and integrated IT solutions for SMEs. Telecommunications and multimedia applications complement the solutions developed and implemented in the field. ALFAMICRO also develops applied research with the aim of further developing the technologies utilized in the implementation of new working paradigms such as electronic commerce, dynamic virtual work environments, innovation networks, e-learning and semantic GRID with the objective of supporting companies achieve sustained global competitiveness.
ALFAMICRO started its activity in Games development and selling in the early 80’s having created a large number of educational programmes for the SPECTRUM Platform. ALFAMICRO was the major Portuguese developer and also localizing games for the Eastern European and South American Markets, having market a total of 5 Million Game tapes.
The company has been the foundational member in national networks geared to multimedia and virtual reality, such as the Portuguese Center for Graphics Computation, Portuguese Multimedia Association and the European International Game Developer Association. ALFAMICRO is on the board of the Portuguese Multimedia Association and has been a member of the international Board of the Games Developers Association. ALFAMICRO played a crucial role in the creation of the European Games Network initiated 4 years ago. This initiative followed the active participation in the creation and development of an European Games Community promoted by IST. ALFAMICRO has been participating with an active role in the leading Games Developer event, the Annual Conference held in S. Jose, California.
ALFAMICRO has developed a large number of integrated projects applied to SMEs in Portugal and elsewhere. The main sectors addressed are: automotive, food, furniture, plastics, and plastics moulds. ALFAMICRO had and continues to have a central role in the creation and development of the Portuguese automotive cluster, an European success story which turnover went in about 10 years from 500 MEUROs to approximately 4.5 BEURO (1998).
ALFAMICRO has developed the expertise in leading web technologies to integrate e-business solutions in existing SMEs business infrastructures, enabling them to increase their global market presence whilst accommodating mass customization. The web portals developed have enabled the SMEs to achieve their strategic objectives and where applicable, increase their profitability.
ALFAMICRO has been involved in several CEC Programmes e.g.: IST, TEN-TELECOM, ADAPT. The company is/has been a member of the following European Networks: ICIMS-NOE, IiM-B, IMS, MOTIVATION, EXPIDE, BRIDGES, TRANSACT and participates actively in other national and international institutions (e.g. IEEE, ACM, Siggraph, SMPTE, etc.). ALFAMICRO provides a number of IT services to other networks of companies, such as consultancy and training in innovation culture and Internet/Web services for electronic commerce.
The role of Alfamicro is to valorise and disseminate the results of INNOMET in Portugal.
Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) is a technical university with first-class education and research. It provides one-third of Sweden’s capacity for engineering studies and technical research at post-secondary level. The Department of Manufacturing Systems has its own industrial research centre on agile manufacturing, the Woxén Centre, with 25 Swedish companies participating. The Department of Manufacturing Systems and its chairs has a long-term experience and successful backlog of research and development in collaboration with industry, apart from its mission of education of masters and doctors in engineering and continuous education in industry. There is also a long-term experience on international collaboration and a broad international network established through organisations like CIRP, IFIP, SME and ISO etc. and through international project collaboration.
The roles of the Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology are the following: to participate in the development of the sectoral INNOMET database model in cooperation with the project partners and national partners (including development and testing of the model with specifically selected companies in Sweden); to participate in the project meetings, to organise one project meeting in Stockholm, to organise one seminar on the INNOMET database model in Sweden, to translate necessary materials in Swedish or English when considering necessary and to participate in the dissemination of the project results.
The partners use a common INNOMET mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org