June 2, 2017

Tuke: TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KOSICE, Slovakia The Technical University was officially established on 8th July 1952 by the Czechoslovak Government Directive No.30/1952. The University originally consisted of three faculties, namely the Faculty of Heavy Engineering, Faculty of Mining and Faculty of Metallurgy. These were joined in 1969 by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and in 1978 by the Faculty of Civil Engineering. In 1992 the Faculty of Professional Studies was established in Presov, which was transformed in 1996 into today’s Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies (FMT).The number of students currently attending nine TUKE faculties is 10.643. Out of this number there are 8.728 full-time students (5.293 Bachelor students, 3.435 Master students and 672 PhD students). More than 700 professors, associate and assistant professors work here, and the same number of research and administrative staff. FMT is an active member of the European Factories of the Future research association since 2015.
Key people: • Prof. Vladimir Modrak (full professor) responsible for project direction and training activities for hosted young researchers and supervision of hosted ESR • Assoc. Prof. Jan Pitel responsible for supervision of hosted young researchers • Dr. Zuzana Soltysova responsible for coordination of the project activities for the partner institution TUKE.

May 24, 2017

MUL: Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria Montanuniversitaet Leoben has its origins in 1840, founded as the “Styrian Corporate School of Mining”. Current fields of studies include Mining Engineering, Metallurgy, Plastic Engineering, Materials Science, Applied Geosciences, Industrial Environmental Protection and Industrial Logistics. Competences have developed along the value chain. Established in 2003, the Chair of Industrial Logistics at the Montanuniversitaet of Leoben (MUL) integrates engineering education and education in logistics management with a high degree of practical experience. It has developed a unique profile in education and training, as well as in industry and research projects. The study of Industrial Logistics at MUL combines a technical with an economic focus on logistics to form this special study profile. The Master program in Industrial Logistics provides an education which enables graduates to cover a broad range of applications within their job portfolios. Moreover, four specializations are offered within the Master program: Logistics Management, Logistics System Engineering, Computational Optimization and Automation.
Key people: • Prof. Helmut Zsifkovits (Full Professor and Head of Chair of Industrial Logistics). Member of the Board, European Certification Board of Logistics of the European Logistics Association (ELA). The focus of research work is on Process Optimization, Production Logistics, Information Systems and Complexity Management. • Dr. Manuel Woschank (PostDoc for Industrial Logistics), is a lecturer and researcher at the Chair of Industrial Logistics. His research focus is on Logistics Systems Engineering, Logistics Process Optimization and Behavioral Decision Making Theory.

May 24, 2017

Unibz: Free University of Bolzano, Italy The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is a university located in Bolzano, Italy. It is a young institution founded 1997 and is organi- sed into five Faculties (Science and Technology, Economics, Design, Computer Science and Education). The Free University of Bo- zen-Bolzano (unibz) aims to offer students a multilingual, practice-oriented education that meets the demands of the local and the European labour market. Lectures are held in German, Italian and English. The Faculty of Science and Technology was founded in 2007, and since then it has grown rapidly by recruiting highly qualified scien- tific staff from abroad and from Italy, expanding the teaching offer, developing a range of international scientific cooperation and enlarging its research facilities.
Key people: • Prof. Dominik T. Matt (Full Professor for Manufacturing Systems at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Head of the research area IEA (Industrial Engineering and Automation), Director of Fraunhofer Italia Innovation Engineering Center IEC) • Prof. Renato Vidoni (Associate Professor in Mechanics of Machines, Coordinator in the PhD-programme) • Dr. Erwin Rauch (Assistant Professor for Manufacturing Systems, operative Project Coordinator in this RISE project)

May 26, 2017

ELCOM: ELCOM sro, Slovakia The company is research, development, and manufacturing company in the field of electronics providing high-quality cash register devices and IT solutions for the field of industry, health care, banking and advertising. The company offers also Contract / Electronic manufacturing services (CMS/EMS).
Key people: • Miloslav Karaffa – CEO • Radko Lapoš – CFO • Peter Rendeš – head of hardware development department • Martin Terpák – head of software development department