Project aim

DIGIFOF proposes an organizational platform where HEIs, enterprises and training institutions come together to develop skill profiles, trainings and teaching concepts as well as materials for different FoF-design aspects. The platform is completed by laboratories, which provide educational and experimental environments, where aspects of FoF can be taught practically or experimented with. They will be equipped with a variety of open source tools suitable to the FoF-aspects.

Project objectives

  1. Create an industry-academia cooperation network, i.e. the FoF Design Competence Network, to foster international cooperation and knowledge transfer
  2. Jointly develop innovative multidisciplinary teaching and training materials to provide job-relevant and high-quality education for students and professionals
  3. Realize vocational and initial training programs/curricula using a problem-based learning approach
  4. Jointly develop design/modelling tool(s) for FoF for training/learning and experimentation purposes
  5. Populate a digital library with online learning materials, case studies, lecture material, tutorials, and webinars in order to disseminate the topic and project results as widely and as sustainable as possible
  6. Establish OMiLAB4FoFs, virtual and/or physical, equipped with tools and functionalities for ICT-based teaching/learning of FoF-design
  7. Enable work and training experiences through industrial and university placements in order to provide students with real-life working experience and also facilitate enterprises access to promising candidates
  8. Realize joint academic/company lecturing, tutoring and supervision for students to be able to work scientifically on real-world problems
  9. Test the materials and tools developed in an international summer school and foster uptake by different disciplines
  10. Develop and test a vocational training program for employees in the manufacturing sector dealing with aspects of FoF so as to create value added for the trainees as well as the enterprises
  11. Develop formal certificates at local level as well as a joint open badge certificate for vocational trainings which will formally document competences and to improve holders’ position in the job market
  12. Jointly develop a guideline for an industry-academia Master program in FoF-Design in order to to innovate curricula and make the participants HEIs more attractive to their stakeholders