EU-funded horizon 2020 project Wearable
Experience for Knowledge Intensive Training (WEKIT), project number: 687669.
The project main objectives include the following:
- to build on multi-discipline research (e.g., human-centred methodology integrates cognitive
models, ergonomics, understanding of worker’s well being) to accelerate how we
identify, acquire and exploit skills valued by industry
- to get high take-up by
early adopters (e.g., in manufacturing)
- to augment training in situ
with live expert guidance, a tacit learning experience and a re-enactment of
the expert, in knowledge-intensive environments where effective decision
making, often in new situations, has high impact on effectiveness in production
- to bring learning content
and technical documentation to life via task-sensitive Augmented Reality
- to make final products
flexible for workplace integration via industry-standard repositories and toolkits
The Project consortium consists
of 13 partner organizations from six European countries and include: GFT Italia
S.r.l. (coordinator), Europlan UK ltd, Open University UK, Ravensbourne, University
of Tromsø, Open University Netherlands, Aachen University, VTT Technical
Research Centre of Finland, MyndPlay Ltd., Clear Communication Associates Ltd.,
Lufttransport AS, Ebit Aet ESAOTE Group, and ALTEC SpA.
The project will last for
three years (December 1, 2015 – December 1, 2018) with a budget is over 2.7 mil
Europlan UK has an integral
role in the project. The company’s strength lies with the knowledge of EU
policies and regulations, as well as innovation and communication. The key
involved staff members are also competent in technology and training. Thanks to
its unique mix of competences, Europlan is best placed to perform a range of
project tasks related to quality control, knowledge and data management as well
as exploitation and business development.
Europlan UK is leading a
work package “Roadmap, Exploitation, and Business Impact” and contributes to several
tasks in other work packages, including: “Public Engagement and Awareness
Creation” and “Knowledge Management, Quality and Impact Control”.
Finally, Europlan UK contributes to the task “Research & Developing WEKIT Framework and Training Methodology”,
as the original ideas of the methodology and discussed approach originated at Europlan UK and have been further advanced with the help of the key consortium partners.
The project website with more details will be online shortly.
The project website is available at http://wekit.eu/.