INTERACT Horizon 2020 – 6th event presentation and agenda

INTERACT PROJECT SHORT DESCRIPTION

(www.interact.utcluj.ro)

In today’s economy, more than ever, the need to implement the sustainability principle in designing new products has become of utmost importance. Sustainability represents nowadays innovation’s new frontier. Becoming environmentally friendly through the development of sustainable products, the industrial actors end up by reducing inputs they use and, thus, lower the costs. Moreover, with better “greener” products, additional revenues are generated. As the automotive industry is one of the most technologically interesting domains to face the societal challenges, the automotive manufacturers are accelerating the development of new sustainable technologies for products to comply with the most stringent standards of efficiency, reliability, safety and sustainability. The trend for more electrified automotive applications (MEAAs) asks for a new generation of automotive electrical actuation systems, allowing for a more efficient and environmentally friendly mobility and enhancing the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable.

INTERACT’s overall objective is to answer the further enhancement of the next generation of high-performance sustainable automotive electric actuators (SAEAs) by combining high-level scientific research and training activities in a joint academia-industry doctoral programme, focused on solving critical issues (see Section 1.1.2) of the automotive electrical actuation Research & Development (R&D) cycle.

The project is a natural continuation of a fruitful collaboration between the beneficiaries: two universities (UTCN and ULB) and three industrial actors. What started as staff exchange collaboration for technological know-how and transfer of knowledge in the field of electrical machines (EMs) and drives (EMDs) for automotive applications[1],[2] [2] has now developed, through INTERACT, into a joint doctoral programme, based on common interests and goals, in the field of R&D of the next generation of SAEAs. More specifically, INTERACT takes advantage of the well-established intersectoral collaboration achievements and of the solid research and training competences and facilities at the beneficiaries for: (i) giving new career perspectives and increasing the employability of six young researchers, by enhancing their creative and innovative potential; (ii) pushing forward and/or extend the industrial partners’ portfolio with new technological developments to be integrated into the R&D process such that they remain and/or enter as an important player in the automotive industry ; (iii) strengthening innovation capacity of UTCN and ULB with commercial exploitation of the research.

It is clear that energy-efficient, reliable, robust, low-cost and low-noise electrical machines, along with highly-integrated, energy-efficient power electronics and control modules, are required in order to reduce the impact of automotive electrical actuated powertrain and/or auxiliaries on the overall performance and cost of vehicles, no matter if they are fuel- (fossil or alternative), hybrid- or electric-powered. INTERACT aims at the development of R&D and engineering specialists and services to deal with the design and development of advanced electrical actuation technologies for sustainable automotive applications.

EVENT SHORT DESCRIPTION

A final event will be organized as a one-day boot camp for young students and researchers in 27th of May 2022 at Mariselu UTCN Campus. The target of the event is two-fold: presentation and discussion of the research achievements and established collaboration made by INTERACT fellows and providing information on different types of electrical machines used in automotive applications and renewable energy. The event is open to the bachelor, master and PhD students of UTCN, but also to young researchers from outside the consortium.

For registration please send a message to anca.nicu@ethm.utcluj.ro with your contact data (name and surname, title, affiliation, position, email address) by 6th of May 2022.

 

AGENDA OF THE EVENT

27th of May 2022 – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Mariselu Camp

8.30 Leaving from Cluj-Napoca
9.30     Arrival to Mariselu Camp
10.30 – 12.00

12.00 – 13.30

13.30 – 15.00

Mariselu Hydroplant visit organized for three groups – discussions on the electromechanical concersion systems for hydroplants
12.00-14.30 Lunch  
14.30 – 19.00 INTERACT Workshop  
–          Project presentation C. Martis
–          ESRS work and results Jose Ruiz, Sebastian Ciceo, Konstantinos Ntontis, Abdolmajid Abedini Mohammadi
–          Open discussions between the members of the INTERACT project and the participants Electrical machines for automotive applications

FALLING WALLS LAB MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS 2022

FALLING WALLS LAB MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS 2022 WITH A DEADLINE ON 21 MARCH 2022 (12H CET, BRUSSELS TIME).

Falling Walls Lab is a world-wide pitch competition and networking forum. It provides a stage for break-through ideas from the worlds of science, business, arts and society. Academic and research organisations around the world organise their own competitions at local and regional level under the supervision of Falling Walls Lab.

Our own competition Falling Walls Lab Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2022 will take place on 24 May 2022 as part of the MSCA conference organised in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU in cooperation with Université PSL – Paris Science & Lettres. Falling Walls Lab MSCA showcases the quality and diversity of the most innovative minds taking part in MSCA projects.

Through a three minute pitch, MSCA fellows will get the opportunity to present their research work to peers, a high-calibre jury made up of experts from academia and business, and to the general public. They also answer questions from the jury and the audience in a live session.

Who can participate?

This year, we are looking for 15 MSCA excellent communicators from all disciplines, with exciting research topics, new ideas and discoveries. This is an excellent opportunity for fellows passionate about science communication.

Fellows from all Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be MSCA fellows taking part in an MSCA project by the deadline (including early-stage and experienced researchers and staff working in research and innovation from all actions).

 What’s the prize?

Selected participants will take part in coaching sessions to practise their communication and storytelling skills in advance of the competition and will be offered the chance to attend the event in Paris.

Falling Walls Lab MSCA will nominate 3 finalists plus an audience prize. All 4 finalists will receive a prize.

 The winner will win a trip to attend the Falling Walls Grand Finale and Science Summit in Berlin between 7-9 November and compete to become one of the ‘Breakthrough Winners of the Year’ at the finale.

The full participation conditions are available here: https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/news/falling-walls-labs-msca-2022

INTERACT 5th SCHOOL EVENT ONLINE (MS TEAMS) 10-11 February 2022

In our days training the researchers to identify and plan the key steps for shaping their career plays an important role in career development. The activities will provide them with practical guidance regarding the professional experience required when applying for positions in academic/non-academic institutions. Participants will be offered opportunities to meet and discuss about their work with a panel of academics and other professionals.  Guest speakers will work with participants to address their concerns and the specificities of the individual situations. The second part of the event is developed for entrepreneurial knowledge, competences, and skills. In an ever-changing world with merging economies, the marketplace has become truly global. Savvy entrepreneurs see new opportunities and are preparing to capitalize on changing demands. The workshop will prepare PhD students to be active in the marketplace at the right time. They will evaluate entrepreneurship for their research topics and investigate business feasibility and concept development. Their entrepreneurial style will be revealed by practical exercises.

INTERACT Horizon 2022 5th event presentation and agenda

*If any changes occur, the final agenda will be published prior de event

The training event will be organized online, using TEAMS platform. For registration please send a message to anca.nicu@ethm.utcluj.ro with your contact data (name and surname, title, affiliation, position, email address) until 5th of February 2022.

FINAL AGENDA – INTERACT 4TH SCHOOL EVENT ONLINE 8-9 DECEMBER 2020

Instrumentation and test systems play an important role in providing new tools, new procedures and new methodologies, which are necessary for the development of advanced sustainable automotive applications. The fourth network-wide school event aims to provide knowledge and competences on how to develop flexible high-standard testing facilities based on advanced instrumentation and cutting-edge testing procedures and technologies. In parallel with the school event a School on Sustainable mobility will be organized for maximum 30 PhD students and young researchers coming from all over the world.

INTERACT Horizon 2020 4th event presentation and FINAL agenda

INTERACT 4th SCHOOL EVENT ONLINE (MS TEAMS) 8-9 December 2020

Instrumentation and test systems play an important role in providing new tools, new procedures and new methodologies, which are necessary for the development of advanced sustainable automotive applications. The fourth network-wide school event aims to provide knowledge and competences on how to develop flexible high-standard testing facilities based on advanced instrumentation and cutting-edge testing procedures and technologies. In parallel with the school event a School on Sustainable mobility will be organized for maximum 30 PhD students and young researchers coming from all over the world.

INTERACT Horizon 2020 4th event presentation and agenda

The training event will be organized online, using TEAMS platform. For registration please send a message to anca.nicu@ethm.utcluj.ro with your contact data (name and surname, title, affiliation, position, email address).

INTERACT 4th SCHOOL EVENT ONLINE (MS TEAMS) – 2020

Instrumentation and test systems play an important role in providing new tools, new procedures and new methodologies, which are necessary for the development of advanced sustainable automotive applications. The fourth network-wide school event aims to provide knowledge and competences on how to develop flexible high-standard testing facilities based on advanced instrumentation and cutting-edge testing procedures and technologies. In parallel with the school event a School on Sustainable mobility will be organized for maximum 30 PhD students and young researchers coming from all over the world.

The PhD students and researchers interested in attending the event, are invited to contact Anca Nicu at anca.nicu@ethm.utcluj.ro specifying the module in which they want to participate and the e-mail address. They will receive in due time the link of the event.


About INTERACT

INTERACT Fourth School event -ONLINE 2020

INTERACT presentation at EMMAT BRNO

In november 2019, prof. Claudia Marţiş, UTCN coordinator of INTERACT, presented INTERACT project (consortium, objectives, activities, expected results) in the frame of the International Workshop for E-mobility and sustainable materials and technologies EMMAT, under the International Academic Partnership Programme, funded by the National Agency for Academic Exchange of Poland, hosted by the Brno University of Technology, Cech Republic.

INTERACT Third training event at EV 2019

Between 2nd and 4th of October 2019, INTERACT consortium organized the 3rd training event in the frame of ELECTRIC VEHICLES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & SHOW EV 2019, hosted and organized by ICPE Bucharest.

During the first day (2nd of October 2019) a seminar on Scientific writing and presentation was chaired by prof. Johan Gyselinck from ULB.

In the first day of EV 2019 INTERACT organized a session where 6 scientific papers were presented and a workshop on Special issues in advanced technologies sustainable automotive electrical actuation. Prof. Claudia Martis from UTCN and coordinator of INTERACT made an introduction in requirements engineering and functional safety requirements in automotive applications. Dr. Adrian Pop, from Brose Wurzburg, presented the trends in electrical machines and power electronics in automotive applications.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & SHOW 2019

Between 2nd and 4th of October INTERACT will organize the third training event in the frame of ELECTRIC VEHICLES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & SHOW 2019, hosted by the ICPE Solar Park, Bucharest, Romania (https://www.evshow.ro/).

The agenda of the event is presented below. The two workshops are opened to the EV 2019 attendees.

The aim of the workshop on Scientific and research writing and presentation is to provide support and guidance to fellows and other attendees for scientific and research writing and presentation.

The workshop on Special issues in advanced technologies sustainable automotive electrical actuation will include two module: (1) one on new technologies, materials and emerging topologies for more-efficient EMs as well as new trends in semiconductors and special topologies for power converters will be presented and discussed and (2) introduction to requirements engineering and functional safety issues in automotive applications.

Third school event

2-4 October 2019

ICPE Bucharest, Romania (in the frame of EV 2019)

2.10.2019
9.30 – 10.00 Arrival
10.00 – 12.00       Workshop 1: Scientific and research writing and presentation
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 ESR work presentation  
17.00 – 18.00 ESR evaluation  

                     

3.10.2019
8.30 – 14.00 EV 2019 sessions/program attendance
15.00 – 16.30 INTERACT EV 2019 Session
16.30-16.45 Coffee break
16.45-18.15 Workshop 2: Special issues in advanced technologies sustainable automotive electrical actuation
20.00 – 23.00 Dinner

           

                    

4.10.2019
8.30 – 16.45 EV 2019 sessions/program attendance

 

THIRD TRAINING EVENT, 2-4 OCTOBER, 2019, BUCHAREST

2ND OCTOBER 2019, 10.00-12.00

SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH WRITING AND PRESENTATION.

The aim of this school module is to provide support and guidance to fellows for scientific and research writing and presentation. The following aspects will be integrated in a one-day course: (i) writing articles and conference papers; (ii) preparing and presenting a poster; (iii)  resenting to an audience, at a conference or a workshop or in front of a small group. The module will be implemented as a workshop, including writing and presentation exercises.

Responsible: ULB.


2ND OCTOBER 2019, 13.00-17.00

ESRs’work presentation and evaluation.


3RD OF OCTOBER 2019:

Attendance of EV 2019.


4TH OCTOBER 2019, 15.00-16.30:

SPECIAL ISSUES IN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SUSTAINABLE AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL ACTUATION.

During two days the module will give to the participants in three courses a rigorous and in-depth knowledge of the key component technologies in EMs and power electronics, and their integration into advanced systems. New technologies, materials and emerging topologies for more-efficient EMs as well as new trends in semiconductors and special topologies for power converters will be presented and discussed. Finally, systems architectures, requirements analysis, design trade-offs, and reliability through case studies and mathematical techniques will be included in a system integration course. The module will include a research assignment to be completed within three months following the school event.

Responsible:  BROSE.