Enhance skills and competences to boost material innovations and eco innovations in automotive industry
Automotive industry became the most important economic engine of many DR countries, whose problem is that however they are a manufacturing power, they experience hardship to move towards R&D and environmentally responsible industry. The aim of the main project was to close the knowledge gap caused by shortage of highly skilled and competent professionals in new materials R&D and reuse of hardly recyclable material within the automotive industry and beyond by implement elements of dual education and joint research centers.
The result of the project is improved education curricula and research policies particularly focus on implementation of dual education, and increased competences in research management and cooperation of companies, academia, policy makers in autoindustry.
The project supports the aim of PA7 Higher education institutions (HEIs), industry and government (public) institutions stimulating the automotive industry in the Danube region by increasing the competences and skills of human resources in higher education. Driven by Danube also strived to find synergies with other projects in PA7, PA8, PA9 and focus on human resources dimension and aim to close the knowledge gap in automotive industry. Project also partially contributes to PA2 by focusing on research of material technologies to make the vehicles less energy demanding and so limiting the carbon footprint.