Welcome to the courses created as part of the 3DCentral project, financed by the Interreg Central Europe Programme. Here you can find courses in smart engineering and rapid prototyping: the most important technologies of the future. Choose and complete the courses and share your opinion.
The content of the courses has been developed by all the partners of the consortium which established a network of regions of innovation active in rapid prototyping and smart engineering technologies. They are IDM Südtirol-Alto Adige and Associazione della fabricca intellgente from Italy, Fachhochschule Campus02 and Evolaris next level GmbH from Austria, Fraunhofer IWU Chemnitz and Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart from Germany, Pomurski Tehnološki Park and Tehnološki Park Ljubljana from Slovenia, Pannon Gazdasági Hálóza Egyesület from Hungary, and the Kraków Technology Park and the Kraków University of Technology from Poland.

The training courses are divided by type into methodological and thematic ones.
Called the “Brain Base”, the methodological courses cover four subtopics: knowledge management, transfer management, innovation management, and tools. They are the essential as the base pillars, because they are fundamental for understanding knowledge, innovation technology transfer, and the appropriate methodologies and tools that can be used to facilitate knowledge transfer. These four courses are compulsory and each student should pass them before passing on to the thematic ones.

Each of the ten thematic courses is devoted to a specific technology: additive manufacturing, 3D design, engineering, scanning, and simulation, smart and functional materials, digital life, technologies for sustainable manufacturing, virtual and augmented reality for manufacturing, value-added virtual supply chains, smart services, robotics (components, machines and intelligent robots), mechatronics (sensor, monitoring and control). All the thematic courses are focused on practice.

Each course resembles an interactive textbook, with pre-recorded videos, quizzes, and project description. You are guided through the whole course and you can discuss further subjects or critical issues with the teacher at any time.
The content and duration of the courses may differ, yet they are all designed to share information as condensed as possible. The platform also offers an event calendar, where the student can plan and monitor own activity and the progress of self-development.

The 3D Central platform encourages discussion, and critical and reflective thinking. It also fosters the exchange of ideas and thoughts, providing opportunities for establishing relations and sharing information within its members.
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Evaluation: Survey of Needs and Expectations

Evaluation is a process in which a solution is determined by mutual communication between evaluators - researchers, program creators and recipients. 

Welcome to the Moodle 3DCentral platform, where you'll find the courses of the most important technologies of the future. Choose and complete the courses and share your opinion.
Start with the Evaluation section: "Survey of Needs and Expectations". This section contains a mandatory survey required to complete before proceeding other courses.

Teacher: Anna Kiełbus

Knowledge Management

The knowledge management topic will be about developing information into knowledge, and packaging that knowledge in a repeatable/transferable manner, in the role as ‘Knowledge Supplier’.  

Aim of the course: learn how to transport knowledge in a repeatable/transferable manner

Course level: Basic

Commitment: 2 days study for mandatory part plus passing a quiz

Information & skills achieved after ending the course: transfermation of information into knowledge

Transfer Management

The transfer management topic covers the connecting discipline between knowledge management and innovation management, focuses on the role of “Knowledge Facilitators”.  

Aim of the course: Understanding different ways of how transfer management could be done

Course Level: Basic

Commitment: 2 days study for mandatory part plus passing the quiz

Information & Skills achieved after ending the course: how to monitor available knowledge and potential applications within and external to 3DCENTRAL. How to connect available knowledge with receiving entities, using existing or future applications, ways of transferring Best Practice Examples, working with a technology transfer canvas 


Innovation Management

This course focuses on identifying opportunities where existing knowledge can be applied in a new context, in the role as ‘Knowledge Receivers”. 

Aim of the course: Understanding the basic principles and different fields of innovations management. The role of co-creation in the knowledge transfer process and the possibilities within the 3DCentral network.

Course Level: Basic

Commitment: 2 days study for mandatory part plus passing the quiz

Information & skills achieved after ending the ourse: Innovations Management basic tools, using open innovation and co-creation in the knowledge transfer process. 

Tools

The tools topic will integrate the three prior topics by showcasing a series of tools that can be used across the whole system, and in specific will showcase the KACE system, and the CE Brain Base toolkit for facilitating transfer & innovation in Central Europe. 

Aim of the course: Maximise the output of the IT modular training toolbox (DCCB, Moodle, Hypertree), by using it right so that the benefit for the network is high. 

Course level: Basic

Commitment: 2 days study for mandatory part plus passing the quiz

Information & skills achieved after ending the course: First steps: using moodle right;  Using the DCCB to communicate with the 3DCentral network; Benefits of the Hypertree for the 3DCentral network; How to use the 3D Hypertree for more complex cooperation approaches; how to maximise the benefits of the KACE system using the CE Brain Base.