Karin Häring, Axel Grandpierre and Felix Mynarek wrote an article with the title ESKODIA: Development of Self-Organization Competencies in Industry 4.0 for the anthology The Role of Employees' Competencies in the Digital Workplace, edited by Simone Kauffeld, Inga Truschkat and Ralf Knackstedt.
Building on the results of ESKODIA, follow-on research projects will be considered, starting in 2022. The focus is on the funding lines of "Industry 4.0 Adaptability of Enterprises in Tomorrow's Value Creation".
The third milestone meeting was held online on May 12, 2021. Dr. Raymond Djaloies of the project sponsor Projektträger Karlsruhe (PTKA) participated, as did representatives of our project partners E4TC, MTM, Ph-MECHANIK, LBBZ and AUT-TECH.
Due to the pandemic, the partner companies could only participate in ESKODIA under difficult conditions.
The content design of the ESKODIA app is finished, and technical implementation is moving along well. With this app, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be able to determine their competency and qualification needs. In addition, the app will provide a realistic manufacturing environment for analysis and development of a standards profile.
“Networking. Innovation. Value Creation” – that was the motto of the digital congress InnoPuls, which was held on March 10, 2021.
Action Group 2 "Continuing education and qualification offerings for and through digitalization" met again online on March 2, 2021, to discuss the status of the book articles. The book will be published in the Springer series “Competence Management in Organizations".
This video gives you a look at Demofabrik Aachen (DFA). Demonstration Factory Aachen (Demofabrik Aachen) provides a real production environment, in which the shop floor of the future can be designed.
Together with the technicians of our application partners Ph-Mechanik, AUT-TECH and LBBZ, the Demonstration Factory Aachen offers an opportunity to enter a digitalized environment as will be required in the future by Industry 4.0 and to investigate processes empirically.
Two competence days took place on November 13 and 26, 2020, in the Demonstration Factory Aachen (Demofabrik Aachen - DFA) as part of the ESKODIA research project. The goal was to determine existing competence and qualification requirements of shop floor employees, in cooperation with the application partners Ph-Mechanik, AUT-TECH and LBBZ. An additional goal was to determine possible competence gaps in working with assistance systems and in the related ability and readiness of employees to resolve them.
Action Group 2 "Continuing education and qualification offerings for and through digitalization" met again digitally on November 12, 2020, to discuss the status of projects as well as the next steps.
Beyondwork 2020 took place on October 21 and 22, 2020. Representatives from European politics, research, business, and labor came together to discuss questions like “What does the change in work mean for people?” and “How can companies best prepare their employees for it?”. They also exchanged views, networked, and learned from each other.
The virtual HRM Summit 2020 Middle East was held from October 11 to 15, 2020. Dr. Axel Grandpierre was invited to be the keynote speaker at this important international conference for human resource experts.
The second coordinators' meeting took place on September 29 and 30, 2020. The joint research project is supported by WissProKMU and the project initiator Karlsruhe. The goal is to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) implement digital strategies. In the meeting, participants in the four Action Groups exchanged information about the current status of their projects and activities.
The first Workshop for Strategy Development took place at LBBZ on June 17, 2020, in which a Roadmap 4.0 was developed together with Dr. Thomas Gartzen from E4TC.
The second work meeting of Action Group 2 "Continuing education and qualification offerings for and through digitalization" took place online on May 26, 2020.
Dr. Karin Häring and Felix Mynarek wrote an article together on the subject "World of Work 4.0" for the magazine WISU – the magazine for business students.
Prof. Dr. Karin Häring and Felix Mynarek participated in the conference "The future of work – good work and good work life in the digital age" on January 16, 2020, at Goethe University in Frankfurt.
As part of a project, a training corner at the AUT-TECH company has taken place since November 2019. The goal is to offer participants an overview of the entire assembly process.
On Saturday, November 2, 2019, our research associate Felix Mynarek held a presentation on the subject "Industry 4.0 – What changes does the World of Work 4.0 bring?"
Expert interviews with representatives from academia and business were conducted to determine the competencies required for the World of Work 4.0.
During the period from June 2019 up to and including August 2019, 183 job advertisements were evaluated in the context of the research project. Investigation of the technical and interdisciplinary competencies was the focus of the evaluation.
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The platform Business and Work 4.0 supports the initiative "Wirtschaft & Arbeit 4.0" of the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).
Projects and actors that are facing the challenges of digital transformation and are setting a good example are shown on the Digital NRW map.
The starting signal for the ESKODIA project, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Social Fund, was sounded on November 15, 2018, in the presence of all project participants.
Thomas Rachel (CDU), Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, during a visit to the company, gave the management a certificate of support for the ESKODIA joint project, which was successfully applied for and is financed by the Ministry.
The research project "WissProKMU - Future of work: designing and networking" supports the joint project with small and medium-sized companies in implementing their digitalization strategy.