LIFE financial instrument of the European Commission

This project receives the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Commission


05 Jun 2019 |

The LIFE CRAL Project goes to university!

Dissemination of LIFE funded projects may target different types of audiences. From the general public to industry experts, dissemination activities must be properly tailored in order for the speaker to achieve an adequate degree of communication of the project goals and outcomes.

Over the project life, many targeted communication and disseminations activities were conducted. Of particular interest and great importance are university lessons.  

Given the high technological grade of the CRAL project, in fact, not only does the dissemination of advancements in technology provide the perfect opportunity for young engineers to come to grips with innovative industrial processes, but also to get a wide and young audience to know the work of the European Commission with regards to helping the European enterprises innovate and keep themselves up to date with the latest findings.

Over the past two years, three lessons were held by our CRAL researchers. The first two in time order were conducted by Doctor Mattia Alemani at the Politecnico of Milan on 25th October 2018 and on 18th May 2018. Targeting students from undergraduate to postgraduate level, lessons by Dr. Alemani focused on the Semi-solid Technology and on braking systems respectively. Both, of course, engaged with the explanation of the CRAL innovative Pilot Line (the first presentation can be found in the download area). About 120 attendee participated.

The third lesson was instead carried out by Doctor Daniele Casari at the University of Bergamo on 8thApril 2019 in the framework of the course “Manufacturing Studies” held by Professor Chiara Ravasio. Here Dr. Casari fully explained to second-year postgraduate students the process used by the Life CRAL Pilot Line. About 20 students attended the lesson.

Disseminating content at a high technical level is deemed of primary importance by the CRAL Consortium. We deeply believe that new prospects and methods in technology must be passed down to students right at universities, as this allows to improve their level of preparation and competitiveness. In fact, a fruitful cooperation between academia and the industry is the basis for an up to date academic teaching, which is in turn the cornerstone of effective innovation in the industry in the long run.