In the field of innovation, CIFP Don Bosco has been participating in Erasmus+ KA2 transnational strategic partnership projects since the 2014-2015 academic year.
These projects are carried out between educational institutions, innovation centres or companies.
The aim is to develop and transfer innovative practices as well as to promote cooperation, peer learning and exchange of experiences at European level in the fields of education, training and youth.
The areas in which CIFP Don Bosco develops innovation are the following:
Automation, Robotics, Electronics, Automotive, Energy, Additive Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Chemistry, 3D Printing, Drones, Functional Food, Health and Biosciences.
The KA2 projects in which the different departments of the centre have participated are:
AI4Females seeks to promote gender equality in science by creating motivated demonstrators based on Artificial Intelligence of Things. The project is leaded by a Polish VET school and it is composed by a Portuges, Greek, Czech and Spanish members. The axes of the project are focused on:
Improving school curricula, including new content regulated and approved that adapts to the competences of professional training
Developing training material for the future that allows students to acquire new knowledge connected with Artificial Intelligence and that can be applied in their future jobs and in the industry.
Bringing out the significant role of women in STEM VET shools.
Enhancing teachers’ and students’ skills in Internet of Things and Artificial Ingeligence.
This project aims to integrate Additive Manufacturing and 3D printers with electronics as a perfect complement for students to acquire knowledge that positions them in emerging Industry 4.0 concepts, bringing together eight qualified partners in various fields who will provide their expert insight.
The target group of the project are both teachers and students of VET schools, as well as business professionals in need of retraining and unemployed people who need to acquire new knowledge and skills to enter the labour market. The project will have four intellectual outputs, where the last output will be a demonstration project integrating 3D printing, electronics and programming development for the creation of a humanoid robot.
2018 – 2021
The MentorTrain project aims to create a platform for imparting skills to mentors, who although being experienced SME workers, do not necessarily have mentoring experience and are working with students/apprentices of higher education institutions at EQF levels 5-7.
The project coordinator is CASPHE (Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education) from the Czech Republic and the partners are: SKUPNOST VSS( The Association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges) from Slovenia, TTK (University of Applied Sciences), from Estonia, KIC ( Knowledge Innovation Centre) from Malta, EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education) from Belgium, TKNIKA from the Basque Country, JSI ( Jožef Stefan Institute) from Slovenia and CIFP Don Bosco from the Basque Country.