Planning the Future of Automotive Industry: Race4Scale Project
The partners of the international Race4Scale project, which includes ETU "LETI," announced the events for the development of the automotive industry planned for 2021.
The participants of the Race4Scale project, dedicated to the development of the educational, business, and RDI opportunities for the Finnish-Russian automotive and motorsport industry, presented the plan for 2021. There are three partners from Finland, including South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences Xamk, the project leader, and three participants from Russia: ETU "LETI," Kudrovo Education Center, and Autoprom North-West Union.
"Within the project, we aim to establish and strengthen the long-term partnership between business, educational institutions, state organizations and associations in the Finnish-Russian cross-border automotive industry ecosystem."
In February and March, partners will draft the interdisciplinary curricula on priority research areas of the project. They include such areas as Artificial Intelligence, Biointerface, Advanced Wireless Technologies, necessary for the transboundary professional education within the Finish-Russian ecosystem.
At the time of epidemiological uncertainty, the project will use both offline and online formats. In spring, Finnish and Russian partners will hold Russian Teacher Weeks to share best practices and experience in teaching future demand professions. The agenda for August foresees a series of Innovation camps. Their program includes practical exercises: Finnish-Russian student groups will find the best solutions for real-life business cases and problems with international relevance. Another series of events, the Industry Days, will provide the matchmaking of business, research, and education professionals.
Early 2021, ETU "LETI" will benchmark the European automotive and motorsport manufacturers to use the best practices and management tools in the future Russian-Finnish ecosystem. Visits to the benchmarked companies and clusters are planned for autumn. The stakeholders are confident that the future Finnish-Russian automotive ecosystem will benefit from the identified best proven management approaches and international expertise, indispensable for the skilled professionals' training.
The ETU "LETI" team provides innovative research and development for Race4Scale. University researchers presented several foresight projects and innovations: the passive radar system for self-driving vehicles, driver health and safety monitoring system, autonomous vehicle software, etc. The students of the Kudrovo Education Center, which is supported by ETU "LETI," have developed a model of an electric car using only electric units.