The first EIT Manufacturing Winter School took place in October and November 2020 and, as part of the programme, participants competed in a dedicated Winter School Challenge.
The programme targeted PhD students willing to boost their knowledge of data-driven manufacturing, in particular focusing on advanced tools for the design, implementation, organisation, quality assessment and improvement of intelligent manufacturing systems.
The winning team, which completed a study on an innovative product, a bladeless drone, was announced at the closing ceremony on Friday, December 4, a fully virtual event jointed by Klaus BEETZ, EIT Manufacturing CEO, Paola Maria FANTINI, EIT Manufacturing Education Director and Lucia RAMUNDO, EIT Manufacturing’s Doctoral School Manager.
As a reward, the winners received tickets to join the new EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School Programme to gain additional hands-on industrial experience, they were offered a networking session with an EIT Manufacturing industrial partner, and they also joined the EIT Manufacturing Summit 2020 to share their experience.
Winter School Winner Testimonial: Khezri Amir Hossein
‘In this challenge, we studied a new innovative product, a bladeless drone, in order to assess its risks and make decisions concerning its design, manufacturing, and distribution. The idea behind proposing this product is currently drones have a wide variety of applications in providing data and services. But on the other hand, two main issues were necessary to be improved, as, noise and energy efficiency. Here we are using the Dyson fan technology which can solve the problems but needed to study the risks in the stage of design and on marketing. So, risk propagation models such as FMEA, FBS and Sir models were implemented to examine the risks, then data resulted were fed to our decision model to analyse our product and to make the decisions for buying, designing, and manufacturing critical components, also have a marketing vision on our product.
The EIT Manufacturing Winter School provided a wide variety of tools and knowledge, to recognise better different aspects of products such as, added value, environmental and social impacts, but more important on having a better understanding of how to deal with information that exists and refine them in a way would help us to develop a comprehensive model on our product covering sustainability pillars. It was also a delightful and enjoyable networking environment to meet new people, industries, experts, and professors and using their knowledge and experiences to develop and enhance my ideas.’
Khezri Amir Hossein, PhD student, Winter school participant and member of the winning team.
Apply for the EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School
Applications for the EIT Manufacturing Winter School are closed, but you can join the winners at the EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School. The training programme offers PhD’s students mobility, mentorship, networking, innovation and entrepreneurship, and business modules.