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Ocean Shipyards

Keeping Tourism Afloat

Ocean Shipyard is a family-run business whose history can be traced back almost a hundred years. The father and grandfather of Vassilis Stratis founded Ocean and started out supplying small wooden fishing boats to fishermen in Northern Greece. Vassilis now works with his father in a state of the art shipyard just outside Athens in Greece, supplying a range of vessels, from passenger boats for the tourism industry, to boats for personal and recreational use, as well as industrial and professional uses. Read more

Thought Leader

The transition from consumption to reuse requires systematic change says Pieter Noorlander, CEO of innovative Dutch furniture manufacturers Gispen.
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ALTEC - Interstellar Advances

(Inter)Stellar Advances

Augmented collaboration behind the scenes in the space industry is improving customer experience through increased customer involvement. Use-It-Wisely space partners set out almost three years ago to develop innovative software that will allow adaptable and customisable systems for spacecraft manufacturing and upgrades. This involves direct involvement of the customer, so that the overall system is adaptable to different types of space missions. Read more

Gispen

Industry Partner – Office Space and Furniture Design

The Netherlands

Gispen International BV
Parallelweg West 23,
4104 AZ Culemborg,
Netherlands.

Tel: +31 (0)345 474 211
Fax: +31 (0)345 520 169
Email: info@gispen.nl
Web: www.gispen.com

Gispen is our name. We are an inspiring and skillfull partner to our clients. And for our buyers, our products are reliable and made of surprising and sustainable design.

As designer, manufacturer and supplier, we create optimum environments that have a positive influence on people. It is our persuasion that well-designed products and cleverly furnished spaces lead to inspiration as well as motivation. Due to intensive cooperation with national and international designers, clients, partners and suppliers, innovative and stimulating solutions are realised for living, working, learning and residing.

Sustainability: how to maximise human well-being and at the same time to minimise environmental strain. Lifecycle and also recycling are always a starting point when drafting a design. These starting points determine the manner of production and ultimately recycling again. We also involve our clients continuously with our aspiration for maximum durability. Furthermore, we also offer new talented (designers) the chance to develop themselves on a social level.

We believe in the power of Innovation. Just like designer Willem Hendrik Gispen, who made his products accessible to a wide public. Our focus is set on renewal, with attention to well-being, technology and environment. This method results in smart solutions for the home and working environment in order to give people the chance to thrive.

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ALTEC

Industry Partner – Space

Italy

ALTEC S.p.A.
C.so Marche, 79,
10146 Torino,
Italy.

Tel: (+39.11) 7430 301
Fax: (+39.11) 7430 115
E-mail: info@altecspace.it
Web: www.altecspace.it

ALTEC – Advanced Logistics Technology Engineering Center – is the Italian center of excellence for the provision of engineering and logistics services to support operations and utilization of the International Space Station and the development and implementation of planetary exploration missions.

ALTEC is a public-private company owned by the major European space company, Thales Alenia Space (51%), the Italian Space Agency ASI (29%) and the public consortium ICARUS (20% – formed by Piedmont Local Government and Finmeccanica). ALTEC is based in Turin and has liaison offices at NASA and ESA.

ALTEC’s services range from engineering and logistics support, training of astronauts, to supporting experiments in biomedicine in particular, the processing of scientific data, the development and management of the ground segment of space programs and the promotion of space culture.

All Project Partners

Latest Updates

Spacecraft design

Updates from Use-It-Wisely’s Space Cluster

Our space researchers are developing a software which will allow those in the space sector to create a virtual model of a spacecraft, in terms of technical data, related simulations and 3D visualisations. This may be used by technical teams to quickly design a spacecraft according to customer needs. The aim of the research is that the collaboration tool may be used across the European space sector as a whole once it is fully developed and validated.
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Disrupting manufacturing: Innovation and the future of skilled labour

In this article published on www.brookings.edu/, the authors Daniel Araya and Christopher Sulavik, address the issues faced by manufacturers in maintaining an educated workforce in an environment of fast technological developments.  Read more

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Gispen

Industry Partner – Office Space and Furniture Design

The Netherlands

Gispen International BV
Parallelweg West 23,
4104 AZ Culemborg,
Netherlands.

Tel: +31 (0)345 474 211
Fax: +31 (0)345 520 169
Email: info@gispen.nl
Web: www.gispen.com

Gispen is our name. We are an inspiring and skillfull partner to our clients. And for our buyers, our products are reliable and made of surprising and sustainable design.

As designer, manufacturer and supplier, we create optimum environments that have a positive influence on people. It is our persuasion that well-designed products and cleverly furnished spaces lead to inspiration as well as motivation. Due to intensive cooperation with national and international designers, clients, partners and suppliers, innovative and stimulating solutions are realised for living, working, learning and residing.

Sustainability: how to maximise human well-being and at the same time to minimise environmental strain. Lifecycle and also recycling are always a starting point when drafting a design. These starting points determine the manner of production and ultimately recycling again. We also involve our clients continuously with our aspiration for maximum durability. Furthermore, we also offer new talented (designers) the chance to develop themselves on a social level.

We believe in the power of Innovation. Just like designer Willem Hendrik Gispen, who made his products accessible to a wide public. Our focus is set on renewal, with attention to well-being, technology and environment. This method results in smart solutions for the home and working environment in order to give people the chance to thrive.

All Project Partners

Latest Updates

ALTEC

Industry Partner – Space

Italy

ALTEC S.p.A.
C.so Marche, 79,
10146 Torino,
Italy.

Tel: (+39.11) 7430 301
Fax: (+39.11) 7430 115
E-mail: info@altecspace.it
Web: www.altecspace.it

ALTEC – Advanced Logistics Technology Engineering Center – is the Italian center of excellence for the provision of engineering and logistics services to support operations and utilization of the International Space Station and the development and implementation of planetary exploration missions.

ALTEC is a public-private company owned by the major European space company, Thales Alenia Space (51%), the Italian Space Agency ASI (29%) and the public consortium ICARUS (20% – formed by Piedmont Local Government and Finmeccanica). ALTEC is based in Turin and has liaison offices at NASA and ESA.

ALTEC’s services range from engineering and logistics support, training of astronauts, to supporting experiments in biomedicine in particular, the processing of scientific data, the development and management of the ground segment of space programs and the promotion of space culture.

All Project Partners

Latest Updates