Short title: ConnectSEE

Long title: Connecting Learning Factories for Promoting Manufacturing Education in South-East Europe

Assignment to our (IMW) research priorities:

  • Learning Factories
  • Education and Training
  • Human-centricity
  • Lean and Industry 4.0

Sponsor: EIT Manufacturing

Duration: 01.01.2022-31.12.2022


The existing learning factories of the participating partners are to be expanded and a network formed in order to exchange expertise and experience. Essentially, the project will produce learning materials on the topic of low-cost automation, AI in manufacturing, and robotics.


Courses and learning paths are to be offered in five languages for students, job seekers and jobholders. Also learning content is tailored to the needs of local companies and the European labor market. Hence the creation of a learning factory network is conducive to future cooperation between existing and new learning factories. In addition, members benefit from a lively exchange of knowledge and technology.


  • TU Wien, Research Group of Production and Maintenance Management
  • Festo Lernzentrum Saar
  • University of Tartu
  • Fablab Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • University Politehnica of Bucharest

Project management:

Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Nixdorf

Theresianumgasse 27, 1040 Wien