INNOLABS project aims to foster collaboration, transfer of knowledge and opportunities among SMEs from different countries and sectors in order to develop, improve and deliver disruptive technologies mainly related to mHealth, personalized healthcare and ageing populations. INNOLABS will select more than 100 innovative project ideas to accelerate and further support monetarily and with innovation services.Starting on the 1st of January 2017, the project has a duration of 2,5 years and is supported by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation.

Funding: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691556.

aCIRET "Apprenticeship Cluster for Industry-Ready Engineers of Tomorrow"


Apprenticeship Cluster for Industry-Ready Engineers of Tomorrow” is an alternative solution to the above challenges and needs since it will provide a new VET-business cooperation structure in Mechanical Engineering with the active involvement of local/regional authorities and social partners, where all will meet and share knowledge, competences and experience to elaborate industry-relevant engineering curricula and produce qualified academic and company mentors. It will target work-based learning focusing on apprenticeship in order to engage all stakeholders in promoting and introducing this approach at tertiary level so as to bridge the gap between education and business, improve relevance of university education to the labour market needs and make available a new generation of industry-ready engineers that are able to meet Industry 4.00 skills demands and raise excellence.


The project “Apprenticeship Cluster for Industry-Ready Engineers of Tomorrow” is an alternative solution to the described challenges and needs since it aims

  • • to establish a new higher education-business partnership structure to bolster the cooperation between technical universities (as VET providers) and enterprises, supported by authorities and social partners, at local/regional level so that they can provide WBL and apprenticeship in the sector of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics more successfully at tertiary level;
  • • to provide industry-relevant curriculum in Mechatronics so as to produce industry-ready engineers thus reducing the skills mismatch and facilitating their access to the labour market within the respective regions, which, in the long run, will lead to improving enterprises’ performance and growth, as well as regional development;
  • • to build an effective cooperation structure for sharing knowledge, skills and experience between university teachers and in-company trainers thus improving their competences for the better delivery of apprenticeships.


The following impact is expected as regards the different direct target groups:

  • • Better cooperation between universities as VET providers and enterprises in the delivery of WBL and apprenticeship education to engineering students;
  • • More active involvement of regional authorities and social partners in shaping industry-relevant educational provision that best matches regional labour market needs in relation to the priority sector of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics;
  • • Provision of industry-relevant WBL curriculum and study programmes, which will help to produce industry-ready engineers in Mechatronis thus facilitating their access to the labour market and easing enterprises to fill their engineering positions so as to boost performance;
  • • Better collaboration between university teachers and in-company trainers to improve their competences thus implementing apprenticeships more successfully.
  • Target groups

    Direct target groups:

    • • 3rd and 4th – year students following a bachelor degree course in Mechatronics;
    • • enterprises in the sector of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics;
    • • university teachers;
    • • in-company trainers.

    Indirect target groups:

    • • employers’ organizations;
    • • workers’ organizations;
    • • local/regional authorities;
    • • VET – providers;
    • • Policy and decision makers.

    Funding: Erasmus+ Programme

    ACCUS Adaptive Cooperative Control in Urban (sub) Systems


    ACCUS aims to provide an integration and coordination platform for urban systems in order to optimize their combined performance, thus achieving more flexible, more efficient, safer and more robust integrated urban systems and managing their emergent behaviors. ACCUS is focused on the integration of urban systems such as intelligent transport systems, city light systems and energy management systems. Rather than developing solutions for specific applications and scenarios, ACCUS will develop a theoretical framework (e.g. semantic interoperability concepts) and a practical framework (e.g. methodology, reference architecture) to design new applications within converged scenarios. The challenge of ACCUS is to provide short-term R&D results with commercial impact within a 3 to 5 years’ range by pushing innovative solutions into the market based on new ICT and new ideas and supporting the development of new applications, by proposing open-platform and increased interoperability to the research and industrial community, in order to overcome the present technical barriers hindering these goals. ACCUS is actively aiming at end user and stakeholder’s involvement. ACCUS will provide, from its Gdansk Use Case a strong impact in line with the new Smart Cities concepts under evolution, thus reinforcing the EU industrial competitiveness in this area.

    This project is co-funded by the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking

    DEWI Dependable Embedded Wireless Infrastructure


    The overall objective of DEWI is to provide key technologies and reference architectures with a focus on the sensor & communication bubble: the internals of the bubble and its interfaces to the environment, but not beyond.

    This means:

    • 1) dependable, auto-configurable, optionally secure, short-range communication
    • 2) local energy-management: efficiency, harvesting, storage
    • 3) localization of sensors and mobile devices
    • 4) smart composability and integration of wireless sensor networksThis project is co-funded by the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking



    The main goal of the project is to develop the Pomeranian ICT Cluster. The goal of the project will be achieved by:

    • • developing methodologies and creating mechanisms in the cluster's areas of activity,
    • • animation of cluster entities,
    • • providing knowledge about global trends in ICT,
    • • promotion of cluster activities,
    • • establishing cooperation,
    • • strengthening cooperatio with science, industry and administration

    Funding: Regional Operational Program for the Pomorskie Voivodeship for the years 2007 - 2013