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The first ACE Factories newsletter is out

The first issue of the ACE Factories cluster newsletter has been published. You can read the newsletter here and subscribe to it to receive it straight to your inbox: http://ace-factories.eu/  Read more

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How was your day at work today?

Factory2Fit’s new Worker Feedback Dashboard application gives factory workers feedback on their wellbeing and on how their shifts are going

In collaboration with Finn-Power Oy, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an app that gives workers in the manufacturing industry positive feedback on their personal wellbeing at work and work performance. The app is currently being piloted by the workers at Stera Oy in Forssa, Finland. It was developed as part of the European research project Factory2Fit, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.    Read more

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Factory2Fit and the Finnish National Agency for Education discuss the future of industrial work

Factory2Fit Coordinator Eija Kaasinen (VTT) met with the Processing and Manufacturing Industry Foresight Group of the Finnish National Agency for Education at Aalto University School of Chemical Technology today. Read more

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Factory2Fit consortium meeting in Kauhava

The Factory2Fit project team gathered for the 5th consortium meeting in wintery Finland on 7–8 February 2018. The meeting was hosted by project partner Prima Power at their Technology and Training Center in Kauhava in Southern Ostrobothnia. Read more

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Hydroline uses humour and creativity to improve attractiveness of industrial work

Finnish manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders overwhelmed by number of applications as a result of a recruitment campaign on Facebook

Hydroline is a rapidly growing family-owned hydraulic systems company based in the town of Siilinjärvi in eastern Finland. They are well aware of the need for new solutions to convince people that factories can be appealing and inspiring working environments. Companies across the manufacturing sector struggle to attract skilled workers and thus try to reinvent themselves to improve their image and to demonstrate to workers that a career in manufacturing can be a viable option for them. Read more

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – Judith Kieran

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Judith Kieran

Account Director, Carr Communications

This time it’s the turn of Carr Communications (CARR) in Dublin, Ireland, to take part in the Factory2Fit Spotlight series. We spoke to Account Director Judith Kieran about CARR’s role in the project.

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Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference

Factory2Fit was represented at the 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California 17th-21st July 2017. Read more

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – R&D Manager Esko Petäjä

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Esko Petäjä

Research & Development Manager, Prima Power

This week the Spotlight is on Esko Petäjä, R&D Manager at Prima Power. Prima Power is a leading manufacturer of laser and sheet metal machinery, and one of the three industrial partners of Factory2Fit. Speaking from his office in Kauhava, Finland, Esko describes his role in Factory2Fit and shares his views on the project.

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – Senior Researcher Cemalettin Öztürk

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Senior Researcher Cemalettin Öztürk

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland Limited (UTRC Ireland)

We recently spoke to Cemalettin Öztürk, Senior Researcher with UTRC Ireland, about his role in Factory2Fit and his views on the project.

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