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AMagine project 2021 transforms to AMazED – RIS project in 2022 – and further to AMazED education!

AMazED – RIS project has started! During the second year of the project education activities in form of commercial activity continues the saga of locally customized education taking advantage from guided learning platform by EIT Manufacturing. The commercial activities are branded under a name AMazED.

We held four successful workshops in 2021 with 48 participants from over 27 companies. We want to thank all who took part for making the workshops so enjoyable and productive. The feedback survey showed that the workshops were perceived to be very useful.

In year 2022 the educational concept developed in AMagine project 2021 can be reached in three countries: Finland, Lithuania, and Czehia. Local partners are Aalto Executive Education (Fin), Intechcentras (Lt) and Czehia Technical University (cz). Check partner pages for more regional information.

About AMazED – RIS project and AMazED education

AMazED – RIS is an EIT Manufacturing-funded project that aims to boost additive manufacturing use in Europe by offering targeted professional education to designers and managers in the manufacturing sector. AMazED -RIS is conducted by Aalto University, TU Wien, DeskArtes Oy, Intechcentras and Czehia Technical University.

Unlike other additive manufacturing professional education offerings on the market, our educational concept – renamed as AMazED – is designed for the specific needs of the region in which you operate. Quick peek into concept through this video:

We research the needs of a region by conducting interview studies with manufacturing stakeholders including OEMs, subcontractors, and additive manufacturing experts. We then use state-of-the-art quantitative content analysis techniques to reliably identify the knowledge gaps that need to be filled for the companies in the region to easily implement additive manufacturing.

Our educational concept is built on a combination of free, on-demand, self-learning online modules and interactive workshops that can be either held virtually or in person. Our pilot countries for 2021 are Finland and Austria with Lithuania and Czehia joining in the following years.

Educational Offerings

The education offered to companies is a combination of free on-demand online learning material and interactive workshops for upskilling and reskilling their employees in additive manufacturing. The educational content primarily involves product design and value chain aspects associated with additive manufacturing.

The free online learning material is available for you to complete on your own time and at your own pace. The content is in the form of short, to-the-point learning modules on Skills.move guided learning platform. If your interest goes beyond our free online learning content, you can further your learning in interactive workshops organized by partners.

For advanced learning, interactive workshops led by leading additive manufacturing implementation experts. The exact content is defined on a region-by-region basis and therefore tailored to the identified knowledge gaps you might be dealing with. The workshops are organized by local partners and special attention is given to their accessibility: the workshops are held in the preferred language of the region and use software that is specifically designed to be intuitive to learn.

AMazED Team

Roy Björkstrand

AMazED – RIS Activity Leader

Laboratory Manager, Digital Design Laboratory, Aalto University

Dr. Arko Steinwender

AMazED WP Leader

Researcher, “Materials and Additive Manufacturing”, TU Wien

Dr. Julia Schönherr

AMazED WP Leader

Researcher, “Materials and Additive Manufacturing”, TU Wien

Ismo Mäkelä

AMazED WP Leader

Business Director, DeskArtes Oy

Professor Jouni Partanen

Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Aalto University

Professor Jürgen Stampfl

Head of Research Group “Materials and Additive Manufacturing”, TU Wien

Professor Sebastian Schlund

Head of Research Area “Human-Machine-Interaction”, TU Wien

Project Partners