Conclusive “Data-Driven Innovation in the Industry 4.0” lesson

“Data-driven Innovation in the Industry 4.0” was a 10-day training course focusing on data-driven analysis applied to the various University departments including engineering, economy, legal and humanistic sciences. The last lesson was held on December 14th, 2018 and treated the impact of digital transformation on Project Management, the importance of including Big Data and Data Analytics in Project Management Strategy, the new set of skills required by Project Manger 4.0, Project Manager in SME and it concluded with the presentation of in-depth case studies. The conclusive lesson saw the participation of illustrious relators including Arturo Lavalle, Research and Development Area Coordinator, Gabriele Provinciali, Solution Architect, Oracle – Innovation Solution Team, Michele Petrocelli, Political Economy and Monetary Economy Professor at Unimarconi, Paolo Fedi, Founder Innovation Strategy Advisor and member of CDA Manager Italia, and last but not least Claudia De Davide, CEO of Akhet s.r.l. The relators respectively tackled crucial Industry 4.0 topics including, digital transformation, project society and the future of project management; species evolution and web services on a global scale; innovative project management, social sciences in relation to business; big data and lastly, case studies in the field of archeological intervention. The lesson was highly stimulating, providing the participants fundamental knowledge, skills and hands-on cases applicable to the everyday life. With this in mind on January 25th, 2018, the students are invited to join the round table to draw the final conclusions and receive the participation certificates.

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Data-Driven Innovation in the Industry 4.0

GMU hosted Hy2Green Project transnational meeting in Rome

The Hy2Green partners gathered for the second transnational meeting in Rome (Italy) on November 20-21, 2018 to discuss the results obtained from the analysis on industry trends and niche markets of renewable hydrogen technologies and country barriers. Additionally, this meeting was the starting point for the development of the Hy2Green training programme. The Hy2Green project is made up of a Consortium of universities and companies, including: University of Cyprus, Universitá degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi (Italy), MAHYTEC Sarl (France), ARIEMA Energía y Medioambiente S.L.(Spain), INOMA Renovables S.L. (Spain) and University of Huelva (Spain, coordinator). It has been endowed with a total budget of 197,647 € and will have a total duration of 36 months (2017-2020). During this first year of Hy2Green project, the Consortium has developed a survey questionnaire regarding renewable hydrogen technology, focusing on industry trends, niche markets, and country barriers. Further on, the questionnaire pursues to know the point of view of different actors of this sector to meet the required skills of future professionals in the renewable hydrogen sector. The participants in the questionnaires were 126 students, 42 professors and 31 companies from different nationalities. The obtained results will be discussed in the second Consortium meeting. In addition to this study, during the meeting, the Consortium will decide the main topics to be included in the Hy2Green training programme.

The Hy2Green project is an Erasmus+ project (European programme) focusing on education, training, youth and sport, which is active in the period 2014-2020. The Hy2Green project has been funded under Key Action 2, specifically as a strategic partnership to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices, as well as the implementation of joint initiatives to promote cooperation, peer learning and exchange of experiences at European level.

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Project meeting and block course in Arusha, Tanzania – 5-9 November 2018

The DAMOC project (Development of a HArmonized MOdular Curriculum for the Smart Grid), aims at fostering capacity building in the field of Smart Grids by developing a harmonized, modular curriculum. The objective of the project is to produce new, interdisciplinary master courses implemented by the partnering institutions in Africa, in running laboratories, in online courses, improving networking force between the partners. The last meeting took place in the wonderful facilities of Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha from November, 5th to 9th 2018. The intent was to present and develop the Training work package included in the DAMOC project.

USGM and the other partners involved provided the targeted HEIs Tanzanina teaching staff the skills and knowledge necessary to organize and improve master courses in the field of Smart Grids in their institutions.
In particular, both days were spent presenting the new didactic materials developed so far and training the professors on different aspects of European best practices and the Bologna Process. Lastly, USGM was directly involved in presenting its distinctive online teaching methods, including assessments and lessons.

Several positive feedbacks were expressed by Tanzanian partners and they also demonstrate interest in getting more involved in blended and e-learning didactic solutions.
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Project meeting and block course in Arusha, Tanzania – 5-9 November 2018

Brights IV project meeting in Athens: experimental phase highlights

The Hellenic Professionals Informatics Society (HePIS), hosted on June 7th and 8th, the fourth BRIGHTS (Boosting Global Citizenship Education Using Digital Storytelling) project meeting in Athens, Greece. The objective of the two-day meeting was to provide the partnering groups the opportunity to review the activities implemented so far, with a specific interest towards the piloting phase and status of the project. In fact, the partners focused on presenting the results obtained with the teacher training system involving the BRIGHTS MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and face-to face lessons Global Citizenship Education and Digital Storytelling. In brief, the results demonstrated that 535 teachers/trainers coming from the four project countries (Greece, Belgium, Croatia, and Italy) benefited from the BRIGHTS MOOC. In addition, 98% of them evaluated as worthwhile the organization, the learning outcomes and the learning material, and declared that they would be interested in taking part in a similar course in the future. However, while the Face-to-Face training phase is ongoing in some of the partnering countries, the total target of 100 teachers trained – that is 25 teachers per country – will most likely be reached. BRIGHTS initiated on March 2018 and currently, alongside students, youngsters and teachers, we entered the final stage of digital story creation that will conclude in August 2018. In this final stage, the pupils, alongside BRIGHTS trained teachers, are creating digital stories on Global Citizenship and will then participate at the BRIGHTS Contest awards. The four national winners will receive their award at the “BRIGHTS Awards Ceremony for the best digital story”, which will take place on October 18th, during the renowned ALL DIGITAL Summit in Brussels.

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16th SymOrg 2018: Doing Business in the Digital Age, challenges, approaches and solutions

The last meeting of the XVI International Symposium SymOrg 2018 was held on June 10th, 2018 in “Ratko Mitrovic” Zlatibor, Serbia. The conference focused on the challenges faced by business in the digital age, presenting 92 scientific research papers, on potential solutions and approaches regarding the topic. Arturo Lavalle, Head of Research&Development Department, alongside Professor Simone Labella at Guglielmo Marconi University joined the meeting focusing on Industry 4.0 competence demand: the importance of training of trainers and Disclosure on Intellectual Capital in the Age of Industry 4.0.

They paid attention to Italy’s imminent need for new approaches and solutions in order to provide students with qualified training and to stay competitive in the Industry 4.0. They also addressed the relevance of the Intellectual Capital (IC) speaking about competitive businesses and markets in the age of exploitation of resources.

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16th SymOrg 2018