The SEIT Lab of the University of Cyprus participates in the DigiWater project (“Digitalisation of water industry by innovative graduate water education”), an Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Cooperation and Innovation for …
The SEIT Lab of the University of Cyprus participates in the DigiWater project (“Digitalisation of water industry by innovative graduate water education”), an Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Cooperation and Innovation for Good Practices, Knowledge Alliances for a higher education project.
The project aims (1) to develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning by using multidisciplinary curricula integrated with digital learning tools and virtual facilities like sharing of labs/software with access in cloud systems and Problem Based Learning; (2) to stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills of higher education teaching staff and company staff using Innovation Camps and (3) to facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge by creating inter stakeholder courses integrating academic, corporate learning and professional development for external specialists. The ambitions of the project are to foster digital innovation in the water sector by showcasing in water and parallel sectors (e.g. energy), building IT skillsets to water professionals, mainstreaming technology entrepreneurs into the water sector, connecting the water sector with related industries and resource issues, such as energy, health and agricultural production and ecosystems and changing conservative, cautious perceptions and shift future water leaders from late to early adopters of innovations and ideas.
Specifically, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) organization in Norway coordinates the research project DIGIWATER, which the European Union finances through the Erasmus+ program. The 36-month research project is implemented within a consortium of 13 internationally recognized organizations from 7 countries: NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET (Norway), TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE OSTWESTFALEN-LIPPE (Germany), ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI (Turkey), Sumaqua (Belgium), KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (Belgium), DOSCON (Norway), UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS (Cyprus), UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI (Romania), SMARTECH AUTOMATION SRL (Romania), MEMSIS ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO.LT (Turkey), I.A.CO Environmental & Water Consultants Ltd (Cyprus), STEB (Germany), EWA (Germany)
The team leader of the University of Cyprus in the SEIT laboratory is Professor George A. Papadopoulos.
This important contribution of the SEIT Laboratory will help the University of Cyprus to enrich its knowledge and experience in this field of specialization and, at the same time, will open new perspectives for future collaborations.
More information about this research project can be found on the website: https://waterharmony.net/digiwater/