We will build an industry-academia partnership that will provide a stimulating learning environment for our students.
The network will be materialised through the EGPR course through which students will be taught the principles of New Product Development in real-life industrial environment, solving a development task for a renowned industrial partner.
Since 2014 the partner universities on this EGPR course are funded by Erasmus+ KA2 funds to research and develop on the activities related to educational distributed design activities in order to upgrade the design education practice in the virtual environment.
The title of the project is NARIP - Networked Activities for Realisation of Innovative Products. The focus of the project is on the design methodology (including ICT tools) and the implementation and application of the methodology into design education practice. To reach this goal three significant intellectual outputs are envisaged:
- a cutting-edge design methodology based on best practices and extensive research and development activities
- a complex resource of teaching/learning materials on the basis of NPD developments and updates and also the experiences from the student projects
- a study on the application of NPD methods, challenges and impacts.
The three major intellectual outputs have been propagated in three big scale multiplier events, one in each project year: a public seminar, a panel discussion and an open day, respectively. Those events will enable partners to invite experts for discussion, also press and media will provide high publicity. Project meetings (e.g. trans-national project meetings) will be scheduled around the same periods.
Dissemination will not be restricted to multiplier events; research, development and also student project results and outcomes will be published periodically via a variety of mediums, while the main platform will be the project website. The scientific results will be presented in conferences or published as scientific journal papers.
Further details and course examples can also be found on the University of Ljubljana's website.