2016

ENEX at the 7.th NRW Nano Conference in Munster

From December 7th to December 8th, the NRW Nano Conference, the most important nanotechnological conference in Germany, took place in Münster. The application and development of nanotechnological research was the subject of numerous lectures and discussions. The conference focused particularly on the interface between research and industry as well as innovative methods for linking. Exactly here, ENEX offers modern and sustainable solutions for research and industry - with a future-oriented training course.

It was the first dissemination event of the ENEX project. In the course of the poster session, we had the opportunity to hold numerous interesting discussions and to present the ENEX project to a boarder international public. Several companies, networks and representatives of educational institutions have expressed their interest in becoming partners of the ENEX project and furthermore promised to share information on the ENEX project in their respective networks. A very positive feedback showing that the project idea and the current implementation correspond to the needs of both companies and research facilities. Inter-European cooperation as well as the prospect of international cooperation were also praised. The project coordinators will deepen the newly established contacts in the coming weeks in order to gain additional dissemination opportunities for the upcoming pilot trainings and the final project year until the release of the e-learning platform.

In the picture (f.l.t.r) the former project leader Dr. Heinz G. Brückelmann (now: NMWP.NRW), ENEX project partner Dr. Martin Bennink (Saxion University, MESA +) and the current project leader Daniel Bleich (INTAMT).

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5th Transnational ENEX Project meeting in Bucharest

The 5th ENEX TPM took place in the Rumanian city of Bucharest from September 19th to 20th 2016. The event was hosted by the IMST institute of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. The aim of the project is the elaboration of an e-learning course for professionals, which provides specific know-how on the economic use of nanotechnological research results. The ENEX project consists of four outputs:

- ENEX Competence Profile

- ENEX Curriculum

- ENEX e-learning course

- Guidelines for validating and assessment of the course

In project management, the project coordinator INTAMT had a change of personnel, since the end of August 2016 Daniel Bleich has been the new ENEX project manager. Within the framework of the meeting, the conference focused on the progress of the curriculum development and the e-learning platform.

The development of the curricula is almost finished and should be completed in the coming weeks. While there was little discussion about the subject content, it was intensively discussed how teaching contents can be communicated as appealing as possible. The concern was particularly to illustrate the contents of the lectures, based on videos, short presentations and graphs, thus illustrating the real value of the respective technology. Each submodule will be completed in the future with a short quiz, which serves to deepen and repeat the learned material.

It was also discussed how to adapt the online platform to create the most interactive and responsive learning environment possible. In order to secure the professional claim as well as the value of the course, transfer queries and case studies have to be processed in the final examination. A correspondingly large pool of questions will make it unlikely that questions in the final examinations repeat and therefore, answers cannot be memorized.

The certificate itself is issued and signed by all participating partners.

In the coming months, the top priorities will be the start of pilot trainings and the final completion of the learning content. As the first multiplier event, the ENEX project will be presented at the NRW Nano-Conference in early December. Within the framework of the conference, a first example module will also be presented to visualize the possibilities and objectives of the course.

The visit was concluded with a multi-hour guided tour of various nanotechnological institutes. The university has been funded extensively within the framework of an EU program and is now one of the leading institutions in the field of surface analysis in the world.

The ENEX course was rated excellently several times by the German National Agency and is one of the most highly rated projects currently being funded

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E-MRS Spring Meeting

E-MRS 2016

Fulvio Ratto, from the italian partner IFAC-CNR, presented the ENEX project during his invited lecture at the international conference E-MRS 2016 Spring Meeting organized by the European Materials Research Society, which took place in Lille (France) on May 2016.

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4th Transnational ENEX Project meeting in Lodz

From 30 to 31 March 2016, the 5th ENEX TPM took place in the Polish city of Lodz. The event took place over a day and a half at the Faculty of Management. The aim of the project is the elaboration of an e-learning course for professionals, which provides specific know-how on the economic use of nanotechnological research results. The ENEX project consists of four outputs:

- ENEX Competence Profile

- ENEX Curriculum

- ENEX e-learning course

- Guidelines for validating and assessment of the course

With the competency profile output 1 is now completed. As agreed, company surveys were carried out and a directive for interviews with students was presented. The implementation of the course will be done using Moodle, a corresponding design will go online in the coming weeks.

The ENEX course was rated excellently several times by the German National Agency and is one of the most highly rated projects currently being funded.

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Workshop/Pilot training “Innovation management” at the University of Lodz

ENEX pilot training at the University of Lodz

On 11-12th March 2016 ENEX pilot training was conducted at the Faculty of Management, University of Lodz. The scope of the pilot touched the problems of knowledge commercialisation with a particular focus on nanotechnology. The pilot combined lectures and workshops on the following topics:

  • Introduction to nanotechnology in business
  • Assessment of market value of the knowledge/technology
  • Preparation of technology offer and assessment of market value
  • Choosing the best strategy for its commercialization
  • Technology commercialization – cases in higher education

 

The group of 22 participants consisted mainly of researchers from the higher education institutions. They were awarded a certificate of participation.

2016 by Daria Siverina (comments: 0)