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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – Dr Eija Kaasinen

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Dr Eija Kaasinen

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

 

This week we spoke to the project coordinator, Dr Eija Kaasinen from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, about her role and the impact she sees Factory2Fit making in the manufacturing sector.

 VTT is a state owned non-profit company operating under the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The research and technology organisation (RTO) carries out research and innovation activities for the needs of industry and knowledge-based society. As well as coordinating the Factory2Fit project, VTT brings expertise in human factors, user experience, user acceptance, safety, wellbeing and ethics.

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Factory2Fit consortium meeting held in Finland on 7-8 March

The Factory2Fit partners gathered for an insightful two-day consortium meeting in Espoo, Finland on 7th and 8th March 2017. The meeting was hosted by project coordinator VTT and attended by 27 members representing all 9 partner organisations. Read more

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The Factory2Fit External Advisory Board to meet in Helsinki

The Factory2Fit External Advisory Board will meet on Monday 30 January 2017 in Helsinki. This first face-to-face meeting between the Advisory Board members will be hosted by the Finnish Metalworkers’ Union in the heart of the Finnish capital. Read more

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The Factory2Fit Project kicks off

The Factory2Fit consortium met on 9th and 10th November 2016 to officially kick off the three year project.

Partners from all nine organisations in the four participating countries (Finland, Germany, Greece and Ireland) travelled to Brussels to begin work on this exciting project.

By developing solutions  to make the factory environment more flexible and adaptable, the Factory2Fit project will bring increased worker motivation, satisfaction and productivity. It will help people to become knowledge workers in smart factories with fulfilling careers.

Work is now underway on the first task – defining industry’s needs and requirements for adaptation solutions. This will be done locally with participating industrial partners, and globally with stakeholders from industry, scientific experts and user communities.

 

Factory2Fit is funded under the EU’s H2020 research programme. Follow us on Twitter (@Factory2Fit_EU) for project updates.