Project partners

Six entities covering Higher Education and Vocational Education and Traning institutions, Research Centres and a National Standardisation Body, introducing different expertise related to Collaborative Robotics, teaching, human resources management, assembly line management, ICT tools and Project Management.

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (in German: Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft (HsKA) offers degree programs in the engineering, computer science, business, and media fields. Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences currently offers 25 Bachelor’s and 20 Master’s programs in engineering and management sciences at six faculties: 1. Architecture & Civil Engineering, 2. Computer Science & Business Information Systems, 3. Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, 4. Information Management & Media, 5. Management Science & Engineering, 6. Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics. All degree programs are designed to give students a maximum of hands on experience. Current studies and surveys support our experiences and convictions as a university of applied sciences by showing that people sincerely interested in a good education demand the best foundation in theoretical knowledge as well as application-oriented know how. HSKA applied research in close cooperation with industry, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, complements teaching by offering our students up-to-date topics, findings and possibilities to partake in interesting research projects, and thus provides very attractive young talents for the job market. Research is one of its core competencies and is seen as an important part of its profile. In Baden-Württemberg, HsKA is among the best universities of applied sciences in research. The research priorities of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences are “Energy, Mobility and Infrastructure”, “Intelligent Systems” as well as “Materials and Processes”.A

Dr. Ing. Christian Wurll
Professor at University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe

CETEM is a business association and training centre located in the south east of Spain. Created due to an initiative of private companies, CETEM aims at transferring any kind of innovation to industries, specially SMEs, actively contributing towards their socioeconomic development through consultancy services, Research and Development activities, and the arrangement of training programmes according to the industry needs. CETEM is a pioneer in Spain in ecodesign applied to the furniture sector and the use of sustainable materials. The Material Department of CETEM has been involved in several R&D projects with the aim to develop new sustainable products as resins, foams and textiles. In addition, the Electronic Department is in charge of the implementation of internet of things technology in the development of new smart products. CETEM is also expert on 3D printing and Rapid Prototyping technologies, with more than 20 years of experience in this field.

Carlos González
International R&D Project Manager

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will provide to TOURINGS initiative their knowledge related to Industry4.0 tools and processes, as well as their experience working on architecture and different manufacturing infrastructure which has provided them knowledge on different factories and how they are organised. Furthermore, the BLM Virtual Engineering Laboratory counts with an Immersive virtual simulation of spaces which will be key for assessing the ergonomics principles of workers interacting with Collaborative Robots. KIT also developed a combined 3D-Printing procedure for time and cost-effective production of prototypes which shows their expertise in process re-engineering and product development cycles which will be key aspects during the development of TOURINGS. KIT has been involved in several EU projects in different calls like Erasmus+ and H2020 and they have a sound expertise as Coordinator. Their knowledge on project management and administrative principles make the most suitable partner to develop the Quality and Risk Management of the Project.

Dr. Volker Koch
Dr. Architectural Engineering

IMECC Ltd (Innovative Manufacturing Engineering Systems Competence Centre) ( is a high-tech consortium which is owned by several Estonian industrial companies and Tallinn University of Technology as science partner. IMECC is a SME, founded in 2009. IMECC's main activities are research and development in the fields of digital manufacturing, process automation, mechatronics. IMECC manages and participates in several national and international projects as well as offers several different services to companies. IMECC has played active role also in competence development process, e.g. by publishing handbooks, organising trainings and workshops to the companies. Mission of IMECC is helping to increase sustainability and competitiveness of Estonian companies and strengthen position of Estonian manufacturing industry both domestically and internationally by offering high-tech solutions and engineering support. For this purpose, IMECC cooperates tightly with different national and international educational institutions and companies (e.g. from Germany, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Latvia etc). In today's industry, new industrial revolution Industry 4.0 holds huge potential. Smart factories allow realization of individual customer requirements, dynamic business and engineering processes, optimized decision making, new ways of creating value, developing novel business models and highly automated manufacturing processes using industrial robots. For achieving success, the research and education must cooperate. Industry 4.0 is a big opportunity, but needs big changes in the education and industry.

Tönu Lelumees

UNINFO is the UNI’s Associated Body to whom UNI (the Italian Standards Organization) has delegated the Information Technologies field. UNINFO is a not for profit association which represents Italy at the European and international level for the IT sector and organizes the participation of national delegations in the standardization work. The areas where UNINFO is most active today include software and systems engineering, programming languages and systems interfaces, documents processing, electronic signature, biometrics, smart cards, multimedia, audiovisual coding and representation, intelligent transport systems, geographical information, user interfaces, e-Learning, industrial automation systems, financial and bank services, automatic identification and data collection. The standardization activity in some areas is particularly significant: cybersecurity, ehealth, electronic invoicing, professionalism and skills for ICT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

Helen Carnevale
Committee Manager

Institut Mines-Télécom Business School ( is a french business school specialised in digital economy, since its creation in 1979. Professors are teaching and conducting researches on the way digitalisation is impacting business, the different functions of management (Marketing, Finance, Law, Human Resource management…), employees’ jobs/skills/way of working. They also developed programs related to digitalisation of business. The school has been developing since 2013 an HRM Center which consists of digital HRM Masters, an open innovation program in HRM (OpenHR) and HRM Digital Lab which studies the impact of digitalisation on employees’ jobs/skills/way of working, team management. This special entity is developing analysis, white papers, researches on skills at the digital era and future of work. It is also developing a special mythology, called “Combine”, to analyse required skills to perform a job. Institut Mines-télécom Business School is also the french business school of the first group of engineering school in France. The campus, shared with one the engineering schools, make it easier to exchange with some engineering colleagues (specially in computer science and robotics) to involve them into some common projects or just ask feedbacks from them. Interesting to notice, this school Is located the same city as FANUC which is a Japanese company specialized in production of robots for industry.

Emmanuel Baudoin
Director of HRM Center