Posts

Results

About Use-It-Wisely

Results

Below are links to a series of information posters, one for each relevant sector/project cluster, detailing the actions and results from participation in the Use-It-Wisely project.

Cluster 01 – Turbines
Collaborative management of inspection results in power plant turbines
(Tecnatom)

Cluster 02 – Rock Crushers
Upgrading in Mining & Construction Business
(Metso / RDVelho / VTT)

Cluster 03 – Space
Space Cluster: a Solution-Oriented Quicker Collaboration Suite
(Thales Alenia Space / Altec / Vastalla)

Cluster 04 – Vehicles
Virtual Reality Evaluation of Factory Changes
(Volvo / Chalmers University)

Cluster 05 – Shipping
A holistic approach to managing small naval vessels: From business innovation to VR visualisation
(ICCS / INSB / Ocean / Seability)

Cluster 06 – Furniture
Sustainable Product Design and Reuse
(Gispen / TNO)

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Use-it-Wisely's Community of Practice

Collaboration for Innovation: Use It Wisely’s Sector Connector Community

Collaboration between previously unconnected sectors has emerged as one of the main benefits of the Use-It-Wisely project. Industrial, SME, academic and research partners have connected their thinking and ways of working to address challenges and objectives they didn’t even know they had in common. This has inspired UIW partners to think outside the box and apply tools and methods from a completely different sector to their own business, with surprising results. Read more

Media

Media

Video: Use-It-Wisely Final Event – Brussels, October 2016

The following series of videos were recorded at the final Use-It-Wisely event that took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 19th October, 2016. The first video is a longer piece around the event and it is followed by a series of interviews with project partners and other stakeholders.


Erastos Filos


Göran Granholm


Bjorn Johansson


Eric Cauchi


Karin Verplogen


Riika Virkkunen


Stefano Chiado


Tommi Mannerjoki


Video: Project Partners’ Overview

In this video we meet some of the project partners who talk about their role in the project, what excites them about the project and what it is they aim to achieve over its duration.


Video: Project Overview by Göran Granholm

In this, the first video for the Use-it-wisely project, the project’s coordinator Goran Granholm gives an overview of why the project is exciting, how it is structured and what the participants aim to achieve.


Latest Updates

Publications

About Use-It-Wisely

Publications

Project Deliverables

Below are download links to the available Project Deliverables.
More will be added as they become available.


Conference Papers

Langley, A. and McDonnell, P. (2016) The Development of a Cross-Industrial Community of Practice Using Participatory Design presented at euroVR 2016 (Athens, Greece), November 2016.
The Development of a Cross-Industrial Community of Practice Using Participatory Design (PDF 342Kb)

Scientific Journals and Industry Publications

Fox, S. and Richardson, M. (2016) Is Australia ready for moveable factories? Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine, 16(5) p.28.
http://amtil.com.au/uploads/AMT_OCTNOV2_2016/index.html#28

Fox, S. and Grösser, S. Reframing the relevance of research to practice. European Management Journal, 34(5), 457–465.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263237316300883

Abstract
We explain that the extant framing of research relevance is skewed because it is centred upon irrelevance of much research knowledge to practitioners, while excluding or under emphasising the irrelevance of much practice knowledge to practitioners. Moreover, the current framing is skewed because the extant literature disregards the very common collaboration between researchers and practitioners. In addition, we explain that the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because theory, practice, and relevance are discussed in vague terms rather than specific terms. Furthermore, the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because there is little reference to theory knowledge. We argue that current skewed and indistinct framing obscures the complexity of relevance. As a result, overly simplistic assertions have been made about how relevance can be increased. We broaden and balance the framing of research relevance. We provide greater specificity in the explanation of factors that contribute to the complexity of relevance. We provide recommendations for addressing the complexity of relevance.

Fox, S. and Grösser, S. (2015) Economical information and communication design for multi-national projects. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 8(3), 574 – 585.
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/IJMPB-02-2015-0014

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to inform information and communication design (ICD) for multi-national projects through the presentation of an example that does not rely on expensive expertise in graphic design.
Design/methodology/approach: Action research involving participants from five different sectors.

Findings: Successful ICD is not necessarily dependent upon costly graphic design of elaborate explanatory methods such as storyboards.

Research limitations/implications: The action research involved participants from only five differect sectors.

Practical implications: Economical ICD can facilitate development of understanding among multi-sector multi-national project participants.

Originality/value: The originality of this research note is that it addresses recent developments in ICD. The value of this research note is that an example is provided of application in a multi-sector multi-national project.

Fox, S. (2015) Relevance: a framework to address preconceptions that limit perceptions of what is relevant. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 8(4), 804 – 812.
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/IJMPB-05-2015-0040

Purpose: Erroneous perceptions of relevance contribute to business projects not being successful. Although the importance of relevance is recognized in the project management literature, thus far there has not been a formal framework for addressing erroneous perceptions of relevance. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a framework for identifying and counteracting erroneous perceptions of relevance.

Design/methodology/approach: The research comprised review of the literature relating to factors that contribute to, and methods that counteract, erroneous perceptions of relevance.

Findings: Contributory factors to erroneous perceptions of relevance include cultural cognition, path dependencies, lock-ins, fads, and hype. Mediating factors include priming and questioning, counterfactual reasoning, and optimal stopping.

Research limitations/implications: A classification of erroneous perceptions of relevance is introduced Type III (inept positive) errors, Type II (false negative) errors, and Type I (false positive) errors. This terminology has the advantage of already being known to academics through statistical hypothesis testing, and to practitioners through process capability studies.

Practical implications: The introduction of a framework for identifying and counteracting erroneous perceptions of relevance can better enable practitioners to make the selection of relevant concepts and technologies for projects – a capable process.

Originality/value: The originality of this research note is that it provides a framework that can be applied to increase objectivity in perceptions of relevance. The value of this research note is that it introduces a framework for identifying and counteracting erroneous perceptions of relevance before the application of methods such as cost-benefit analysis.

Fox, S. and Grösser, S. (in press) Reframing the relevance of research to practice. European Management Journal,
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263237316300883

Abstract
We explain that the extant framing of research relevance is skewed because it is centred upon irrelevance of much research knowledge to practitioners, while excluding or under emphasising the irrelevance of much practice knowledge to practitioners. Moreover, the current framing is skewed because the extant literature disregards the very common collaboration between researchers and practitioners. In addition, we explain that the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because theory, practice, and relevance are discussed in vague terms rather than specific terms. Furthermore, the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because there is little reference to theory knowledge. We argue that current skewed and indistinct framing obscures the complexity of relevance. As a result, overly simplistic assertions have been made about how relevance can be increased. We broaden and balance the framing of research relevance. We provide greater specificity in the explanation of factors that contribute to the complexity of relevance. We provide recommendations for addressing the complexity of relevance.

Aromaa, S. and Väänänen, K. (2016) Suitability of virtual prototypes to support human factors/ergonomics evaluation during the design Applied Ergonomics, 56, 11-18.
researchgate.net/publication/298796892_Suitability_of_virtual_prototypes_to_support_human_factorsergonomics_evaluation_during_the_design

Grösser, S. and Jovy, N. (2016) Business model analysis using computational modelling: a strategy tool for exploration and decision-making Journal of Management Control Journal of Management Control, 27(1), 61-88.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00187-015-0222-1

Lindskog, E., Berglund, J. and Vallhagen, J. (2016) On The Trade-off between Data Density and Data Capture Duration in 3D Laser Scanning for Production System Engineering Procedia CIRP, 41, 697-701.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827116000366

Lindskog, E., Vallhagen, J., Berglund, J. and Johansson, B. (2016) Improving Lean Design of Production Systems by Visualization Support Procedia CIRP, 41, 602-607.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827116000159

Lindskog, E., Berglund, J., Vallhagen, J. and Johansson, B. (2014) Lean Based Problem Solving using 3D Laser Scanned Visualizations of Production Systems International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology (IJESIT), 3(3), 556-563.
http://www.ijesit.com/Volume 3/Issue 3/IJESIT201403_69.pdf

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Project Partners

About Use-It-Wisely

Project Partners

20

Partners

10

Sectors

9

Countries

6

Clusters

1

Vision

All Project Partners

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University of Málaga

University of Malaga

Academic Partner

Spain

Universidad de Málaga
Avda. Cervantes, 2,
29071 Málaga,
Spain.

Tel: 952 13 10 00
Web: www.uma.es

The University of Málaga (UMA, Universidad de Málaga) is a public university established in 1972. UMA’s campus is situated in the city of Málaga, on the south coast of Spain. Málaga university counts almost 40,000 students and 2,000 researchers.

The history of the University of Málaga begins in 1968 with the creation of the Association of Friends of the University of Málaga (Asociación de Amigos de la Universidad de Málaga). This association sought the creation of the university because of the needs of the city (it was the only European city of over 300,000 inhabitants which did not have a university.) The University of Málaga was founded by decree of 18 August 1972 by grouping existing centers in the late 1960s: the Polytechnic University of Málaga (Spanish: Escuela Universitaria Politécnica) established in 1928, the Normal School, the Faculty of Economics and the Seminar.

At the time of creation, the university provided the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Medicine, which was created after the ratification of the decree. Its first location was the El Ejido Campus, along with several administrative centres around the city. After several years of constant change has become a public university with an average of 37,000 students enrolled each year (2002) and 4000 graduates per year (2002) working side by side with 1,800 researchers (2001).

All Project Partners

Latest Updates

University of Nottingham

Academic Partner

The University of Nottingham
University Park,
Nottingham NG7 2RD,
U.K.

Tel: (+44.115) 951 5151
Fax: (+44.115) 951 3666
Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk

The University of Nottingham (informally known as Nottingham University) is a public research university based in Nottingham, England, the United Kingdom. It was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881 and granted a Royal Charter in 1948.

Nottingham’s main campus, University Park, is situated on the outskirts of the City of Nottingham, with a number of smaller campuses and a teaching hospital (Queen’s Medical Centre) located elsewhere in Nottinghamshire. Outside the United Kingdom, Nottingham has campuses in Semenyih, Malaysia and Ningbo, China. Nottingham is organised into five constituent faculties, within which there are more than 50 departments, institutes and research centres. Nottingham has around 34,000 students and 9,000 staff and had a total income of £520 million in 2012/13, of which £100 million was from research grants and contracts.

As of 2013 the university was ranked 24th nationally and 157th internationally by Times Higher Education. A 2014 survey suggested it is the most targeted university by the UK’s top employers. In 2012 Nottingham was ranked 13th in the world in terms of the number of alumni listed among CEOs of the Fortune Global 500. It is also ranked 2nd (joint with Oxford) in the 2012 Summer Olympics table of British medal winners. In the 2011 GreenMetric World University Ranking, Nottingham was the world’s most sustainable campus.

Among the university’s alumni is the author DH Lawrence. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Virgo Consortium, the European University Association, the Russell Group, Universities UK, Universitas 21 and participates in the Sutton Trust Summer School programme.

All Project Partners

Latest Updates

Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

Academic Partner

Greece

I-SENSE Group
ICCS
Iroon Politechniou str. Polytechnic Campus,
15773 Zografou,
Athens,
Greece.

Tel: +30 210 772 2398
Fax: +30 210 772 3557 (or -2291)
Email: a.amditis@iccs.gr
Web: i-sense.iccs.gr

The I-SENSE is one of the Research Groups of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS). The I-SENSE Group is very active in a number of Scientific and Research Areas with main Application Areas the Intelligent Transportation Systems, Virtual Environments, Assistive Technologies as well as Sensors and Embedded systems.

I-SENSE is involved in a number of EC and National Research Projects and has a significant presence in International Conferences and Scientific Journals. It is also involved in the organization of important events, workshops and conferences. The I-SENSE Group of ICCS is cooperating with some of the most important Research Organizations and Industries all over Europe.

I-SENSE group was founded in February 2002 by the ICCS Research Director Dr. Angelos Amditis and has as members a number of highly qualified Researchers and Technicians. The ISENSE Group has over 10 years of expertise in developing Virtual and Mixed Reality applications for the aerospace, biochemical-gas and maritime domains along with performing cutting edge research in the fields of training, rehabilitation, presence and ergonomic evaluation.

All Project Partners

Latest Updates

Chalmers University of Technology

Academic Partner

Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Gothenburg,
Sweden.

Tel (Switch): (+46 31) 772 1000
Tel (Direct): (+46 31) 772 + extension
Fax: (+46 31) 772 3872
Web: www.chalmers.se

Chalmers University of Technology (Swedish: Chalmers tekniska högskola, often shortened to Chalmers) is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science, architecture, maritime and other management areas.

The University was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, a director of the Swedish East India Company. He donated part of his fortune for the establishment of an “industrial school”. Chalmers was run as a private institution until 1937, when the institute became a state-owned university. In 1994, the school was incorporated as an aktiebolag under the control of the Swedish Government, the faculty and the Student Union. Chalmers is one of only three universities in Sweden which are named after a person, the other two being Karolinska Institutet and Linnaeus University.

Approximately 40% of Sweden’s graduate engineers and architects are educated at Chalmers. Each year, around 250 post graduate degrees are awarded as well as 850 graduate degrees. About 1,000 post-graduate students attend programmes at the university and many students are taking Master of Science engineering programmes and the Master of Architecture programme. From 2007, all Master’s programmes are taught in English for both national and international students. This was a result of the adaptation to the Bologna process that started in 2004 at Chalmers (as the first technical university in Sweden). Currently, about 10% of all students at Chalmers come from countries outside Sweden to enrol in a Master’s or PhD program.

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Bern University of Applied Sciences

Academic Partner

Switzerland

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Falkenplatz 24,
CH-3012 Bern,
Switzerland.

Tel: +41 31 848 33 00
Fax: +41 31 848 33 03
E-mail: office@bfh.ch
Web: www.bfh.ch

The Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH is an application-oriented university. In addition to teaching, the university provides continuing education, research and development and services relating to its core competences.

Anyone who studies at Bern University of Applied Sciences can do so in an interdisciplinary way and in an international context, without setting foot outside the University: within its six departments, a range of subjects as varied as nursing, food technology and sports are taught. It is also a meeting point for students from many diverse countries.

Many-sided yet goal-orientated: anyone who chooses to study at Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH runs no risk at all of focussing solely on their course. With six departments under one roof, it’s not difficult to see your subject from another angle. The 28 bachelor’s degree courses, 21 master’s courses, and numerous continuing education programmes combine to give BFH a remarkable profile. The University is based in Bern, Burgdorf, Biel/Bienne, Zollikofen and Magglingen.

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Pages

Results

About Use-It-Wisely

Results

Below are links to a series of information posters, one for each relevant sector/project cluster, detailing the actions and results from participation in the Use-It-Wisely project.

Cluster 01 – Turbines
Collaborative management of inspection results in power plant turbines
(Tecnatom)

Cluster 02 – Rock Crushers
Upgrading in Mining & Construction Business
(Metso / RDVelho / VTT)

Cluster 03 – Space
Space Cluster: a Solution-Oriented Quicker Collaboration Suite
(Thales Alenia Space / Altec / Vastalla)

Cluster 04 – Vehicles
Virtual Reality Evaluation of Factory Changes
(Volvo / Chalmers University)

Cluster 05 – Shipping
A holistic approach to managing small naval vessels: From business innovation to VR visualisation
(ICCS / INSB / Ocean / Seability)

Cluster 06 – Furniture
Sustainable Product Design and Reuse
(Gispen / TNO)

Latest Updates

Media

Media

Video: Use-It-Wisely Final Event – Brussels, October 2016

The following series of videos were recorded at the final Use-It-Wisely event that took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 19th October, 2016. The first video is a longer piece around the event and it is followed by a series of interviews with project partners and other stakeholders.


Erastos Filos


Göran Granholm


Bjorn Johansson


Eric Cauchi


Karin Verplogen


Riika Virkkunen


Stefano Chiado


Tommi Mannerjoki


Video: Project Partners’ Overview

In this video we meet some of the project partners who talk about their role in the project, what excites them about the project and what it is they aim to achieve over its duration.


Video: Project Overview by Göran Granholm

In this, the first video for the Use-it-wisely project, the project’s coordinator Goran Granholm gives an overview of why the project is exciting, how it is structured and what the participants aim to achieve.


Latest Updates

Publications

About Use-It-Wisely

Publications

Project Deliverables

Below are download links to the available Project Deliverables.
More will be added as they become available.


Conference Papers

Langley, A. and McDonnell, P. (2016) The Development of a Cross-Industrial Community of Practice Using Participatory Design presented at euroVR 2016 (Athens, Greece), November 2016.
The Development of a Cross-Industrial Community of Practice Using Participatory Design (PDF 342Kb)

Scientific Journals and Industry Publications

Fox, S. and Richardson, M. (2016) Is Australia ready for moveable factories? Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine, 16(5) p.28.
http://amtil.com.au/uploads/AMT_OCTNOV2_2016/index.html#28

Fox, S. and Grösser, S. Reframing the relevance of research to practice. European Management Journal, 34(5), 457–465.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263237316300883

Abstract
We explain that the extant framing of research relevance is skewed because it is centred upon irrelevance of much research knowledge to practitioners, while excluding or under emphasising the irrelevance of much practice knowledge to practitioners. Moreover, the current framing is skewed because the extant literature disregards the very common collaboration between researchers and practitioners. In addition, we explain that the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because theory, practice, and relevance are discussed in vague terms rather than specific terms. Furthermore, the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because there is little reference to theory knowledge. We argue that current skewed and indistinct framing obscures the complexity of relevance. As a result, overly simplistic assertions have been made about how relevance can be increased. We broaden and balance the framing of research relevance. We provide greater specificity in the explanation of factors that contribute to the complexity of relevance. We provide recommendations for addressing the complexity of relevance.

Fox, S. and Grösser, S. (2015) Economical information and communication design for multi-national projects. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 8(3), 574 – 585.
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/IJMPB-02-2015-0014

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to inform information and communication design (ICD) for multi-national projects through the presentation of an example that does not rely on expensive expertise in graphic design.
Design/methodology/approach: Action research involving participants from five different sectors.

Findings: Successful ICD is not necessarily dependent upon costly graphic design of elaborate explanatory methods such as storyboards.

Research limitations/implications: The action research involved participants from only five differect sectors.

Practical implications: Economical ICD can facilitate development of understanding among multi-sector multi-national project participants.

Originality/value: The originality of this research note is that it addresses recent developments in ICD. The value of this research note is that an example is provided of application in a multi-sector multi-national project.

Fox, S. (2015) Relevance: a framework to address preconceptions that limit perceptions of what is relevant. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 8(4), 804 – 812.
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/IJMPB-05-2015-0040

Purpose: Erroneous perceptions of relevance contribute to business projects not being successful. Although the importance of relevance is recognized in the project management literature, thus far there has not been a formal framework for addressing erroneous perceptions of relevance. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a framework for identifying and counteracting erroneous perceptions of relevance.

Design/methodology/approach: The research comprised review of the literature relating to factors that contribute to, and methods that counteract, erroneous perceptions of relevance.

Findings: Contributory factors to erroneous perceptions of relevance include cultural cognition, path dependencies, lock-ins, fads, and hype. Mediating factors include priming and questioning, counterfactual reasoning, and optimal stopping.

Research limitations/implications: A classification of erroneous perceptions of relevance is introduced Type III (inept positive) errors, Type II (false negative) errors, and Type I (false positive) errors. This terminology has the advantage of already being known to academics through statistical hypothesis testing, and to practitioners through process capability studies.

Practical implications: The introduction of a framework for identifying and counteracting erroneous perceptions of relevance can better enable practitioners to make the selection of relevant concepts and technologies for projects – a capable process.

Originality/value: The originality of this research note is that it provides a framework that can be applied to increase objectivity in perceptions of relevance. The value of this research note is that it introduces a framework for identifying and counteracting erroneous perceptions of relevance before the application of methods such as cost-benefit analysis.

Fox, S. and Grösser, S. (in press) Reframing the relevance of research to practice. European Management Journal,
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263237316300883

Abstract
We explain that the extant framing of research relevance is skewed because it is centred upon irrelevance of much research knowledge to practitioners, while excluding or under emphasising the irrelevance of much practice knowledge to practitioners. Moreover, the current framing is skewed because the extant literature disregards the very common collaboration between researchers and practitioners. In addition, we explain that the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because theory, practice, and relevance are discussed in vague terms rather than specific terms. Furthermore, the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because there is little reference to theory knowledge. We argue that current skewed and indistinct framing obscures the complexity of relevance. As a result, overly simplistic assertions have been made about how relevance can be increased. We broaden and balance the framing of research relevance. We provide greater specificity in the explanation of factors that contribute to the complexity of relevance. We provide recommendations for addressing the complexity of relevance.

Aromaa, S. and Väänänen, K. (2016) Suitability of virtual prototypes to support human factors/ergonomics evaluation during the design Applied Ergonomics, 56, 11-18.
researchgate.net/publication/298796892_Suitability_of_virtual_prototypes_to_support_human_factorsergonomics_evaluation_during_the_design

Grösser, S. and Jovy, N. (2016) Business model analysis using computational modelling: a strategy tool for exploration and decision-making Journal of Management Control Journal of Management Control, 27(1), 61-88.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00187-015-0222-1

Lindskog, E., Berglund, J. and Vallhagen, J. (2016) On The Trade-off between Data Density and Data Capture Duration in 3D Laser Scanning for Production System Engineering Procedia CIRP, 41, 697-701.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827116000366

Lindskog, E., Vallhagen, J., Berglund, J. and Johansson, B. (2016) Improving Lean Design of Production Systems by Visualization Support Procedia CIRP, 41, 602-607.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827116000159

Lindskog, E., Berglund, J., Vallhagen, J. and Johansson, B. (2014) Lean Based Problem Solving using 3D Laser Scanned Visualizations of Production Systems International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology (IJESIT), 3(3), 556-563.
http://www.ijesit.com/Volume 3/Issue 3/IJESIT201403_69.pdf

Latest Updates

Project Partners

About Use-It-Wisely

Project Partners

20

Partners

10

Sectors

9

Countries

6

Clusters

1

Vision

All Project Partners

Latest Updates

University of Málaga

University of Malaga

Academic Partner

Spain

Universidad de Málaga
Avda. Cervantes, 2,
29071 Málaga,
Spain.

Tel: 952 13 10 00
Web: www.uma.es

The University of Málaga (UMA, Universidad de Málaga) is a public university established in 1972. UMA’s campus is situated in the city of Málaga, on the south coast of Spain. Málaga university counts almost 40,000 students and 2,000 researchers.

The history of the University of Málaga begins in 1968 with the creation of the Association of Friends of the University of Málaga (Asociación de Amigos de la Universidad de Málaga). This association sought the creation of the university because of the needs of the city (it was the only European city of over 300,000 inhabitants which did not have a university.) The University of Málaga was founded by decree of 18 August 1972 by grouping existing centers in the late 1960s: the Polytechnic University of Málaga (Spanish: Escuela Universitaria Politécnica) established in 1928, the Normal School, the Faculty of Economics and the Seminar.

At the time of creation, the university provided the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Medicine, which was created after the ratification of the decree. Its first location was the El Ejido Campus, along with several administrative centres around the city. After several years of constant change has become a public university with an average of 37,000 students enrolled each year (2002) and 4000 graduates per year (2002) working side by side with 1,800 researchers (2001).

All Project Partners

Latest Updates

University of Nottingham

Academic Partner

The University of Nottingham
University Park,
Nottingham NG7 2RD,
U.K.

Tel: (+44.115) 951 5151
Fax: (+44.115) 951 3666
Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk

The University of Nottingham (informally known as Nottingham University) is a public research university based in Nottingham, England, the United Kingdom. It was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881 and granted a Royal Charter in 1948.

Nottingham’s main campus, University Park, is situated on the outskirts of the City of Nottingham, with a number of smaller campuses and a teaching hospital (Queen’s Medical Centre) located elsewhere in Nottinghamshire. Outside the United Kingdom, Nottingham has campuses in Semenyih, Malaysia and Ningbo, China. Nottingham is organised into five constituent faculties, within which there are more than 50 departments, institutes and research centres. Nottingham has around 34,000 students and 9,000 staff and had a total income of £520 million in 2012/13, of which £100 million was from research grants and contracts.

As of 2013 the university was ranked 24th nationally and 157th internationally by Times Higher Education. A 2014 survey suggested it is the most targeted university by the UK’s top employers. In 2012 Nottingham was ranked 13th in the world in terms of the number of alumni listed among CEOs of the Fortune Global 500. It is also ranked 2nd (joint with Oxford) in the 2012 Summer Olympics table of British medal winners. In the 2011 GreenMetric World University Ranking, Nottingham was the world’s most sustainable campus.

Among the university’s alumni is the author DH Lawrence. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Virgo Consortium, the European University Association, the Russell Group, Universities UK, Universitas 21 and participates in the Sutton Trust Summer School programme.

All Project Partners

Latest Updates

Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

Academic Partner

Greece

I-SENSE Group
ICCS
Iroon Politechniou str. Polytechnic Campus,
15773 Zografou,
Athens,
Greece.

Tel: +30 210 772 2398
Fax: +30 210 772 3557 (or -2291)
Email: a.amditis@iccs.gr
Web: i-sense.iccs.gr

The I-SENSE is one of the Research Groups of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS). The I-SENSE Group is very active in a number of Scientific and Research Areas with main Application Areas the Intelligent Transportation Systems, Virtual Environments, Assistive Technologies as well as Sensors and Embedded systems.

I-SENSE is involved in a number of EC and National Research Projects and has a significant presence in International Conferences and Scientific Journals. It is also involved in the organization of important events, workshops and conferences. The I-SENSE Group of ICCS is cooperating with some of the most important Research Organizations and Industries all over Europe.

I-SENSE group was founded in February 2002 by the ICCS Research Director Dr. Angelos Amditis and has as members a number of highly qualified Researchers and Technicians. The ISENSE Group has over 10 years of expertise in developing Virtual and Mixed Reality applications for the aerospace, biochemical-gas and maritime domains along with performing cutting edge research in the fields of training, rehabilitation, presence and ergonomic evaluation.

All Project Partners

Latest Updates

Chalmers University of Technology

Academic Partner

Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Gothenburg,
Sweden.

Tel (Switch): (+46 31) 772 1000
Tel (Direct): (+46 31) 772 + extension
Fax: (+46 31) 772 3872
Web: www.chalmers.se

Chalmers University of Technology (Swedish: Chalmers tekniska högskola, often shortened to Chalmers) is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science, architecture, maritime and other management areas.

The University was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, a director of the Swedish East India Company. He donated part of his fortune for the establishment of an “industrial school”. Chalmers was run as a private institution until 1937, when the institute became a state-owned university. In 1994, the school was incorporated as an aktiebolag under the control of the Swedish Government, the faculty and the Student Union. Chalmers is one of only three universities in Sweden which are named after a person, the other two being Karolinska Institutet and Linnaeus University.

Approximately 40% of Sweden’s graduate engineers and architects are educated at Chalmers. Each year, around 250 post graduate degrees are awarded as well as 850 graduate degrees. About 1,000 post-graduate students attend programmes at the university and many students are taking Master of Science engineering programmes and the Master of Architecture programme. From 2007, all Master’s programmes are taught in English for both national and international students. This was a result of the adaptation to the Bologna process that started in 2004 at Chalmers (as the first technical university in Sweden). Currently, about 10% of all students at Chalmers come from countries outside Sweden to enrol in a Master’s or PhD program.

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Bern University of Applied Sciences

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Switzerland

Bern University of Applied Sciences
Falkenplatz 24,
CH-3012 Bern,
Switzerland.

Tel: +41 31 848 33 00
Fax: +41 31 848 33 03
E-mail: office@bfh.ch
Web: www.bfh.ch

The Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH is an application-oriented university. In addition to teaching, the university provides continuing education, research and development and services relating to its core competences.

Anyone who studies at Bern University of Applied Sciences can do so in an interdisciplinary way and in an international context, without setting foot outside the University: within its six departments, a range of subjects as varied as nursing, food technology and sports are taught. It is also a meeting point for students from many diverse countries.

Many-sided yet goal-orientated: anyone who chooses to study at Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH runs no risk at all of focussing solely on their course. With six departments under one roof, it’s not difficult to see your subject from another angle. The 28 bachelor’s degree courses, 21 master’s courses, and numerous continuing education programmes combine to give BFH a remarkable profile. The University is based in Bern, Burgdorf, Biel/Bienne, Zollikofen and Magglingen.

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About Use-It-Wisely

About Use-It-Wisely

About Use-It-Wisely

Use-it-wisely is a European Union research project, funded under the FP7 framework, which will run from 2013 to 2016. The project draws on the world class knowledge of twenty partners from all over Europe, who are all leaders in their respective fields including: energy, machinery, space, office workspace, vehicles, ship building, furniture, academia, research, dissemination and exploitation.

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