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About NARIP ERASMUS+ Project

Within the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission, our Chair is participating in the execution of the NARIP project - Networked Activities for Realisation of Innovative Products (2014-2017).

The NARIP project proposes 3 consecutive (2014-2017) but unique and independent, industrial oriented courses of NPD in virtual environment; each will be organized by one of project partners in collaboration of all others. The collaboration will include state-of-the-art lectures given concurrently and interactively to students of all involved universities using professional video-conferencing equipment.

Students’ project activities will represent the practice in course; students will work on NPD assignment given by selected industrial partner. The project purposefully focuses on industry-academia type of projects to enable partners to link higher education, research and business.

Students will be organized in international, multi-disciplinary virtual teams; this will already give a multi-cultural and cross-border character for student activities. The project results will be finalized and presented in the frame of events connected to blended short-term mobility of the students.

To reach this goal three significant intellectual outputs are proposed:

  1. a cutting-edge design methodology based on best practices and extensive research and development activities,
  2. a complex resource of teaching/learning materials on the basis of NPD developments and updates and also the experiences from the student projects, and
  3. a study on the application of NPD methods, challenges and impacts.

In three years we expect 120 design and engineering students, more than 12 professors and teachers, and 5-10 industrial professionals, and many external partners will bond professional ties – all in all around 150 people – for future collaboration in professional, academic and also private spheres of their lives.

The participating students will develop competences of 21st century engineers thus will be able to address challenges effectively when performing the NPD process in virtual world. They will be able to use methods and tools of the latest computer technologies and be able to achieve seamless human-technology interaction on the highest level. Participating university staff will acquire new knowledge on new technologies as well. The developed intellectual outputs will serve as a comprehensive resource of information for further research and design methodology development and improvements for several years after the project ends. We also expect long-term multiplying effect on scientific contribution in form of conference and professional, peer-reviewed papers. All project partners will use this project and its outputs as a role model for new projects in the future, including also other academic and industrial partners, to form a wider network of industry-academia partnership which will cooperate on various levels.

Project coordinators for FSB are Prof. Dorian Marjanović and Prof. Neven Pavković.

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