Kickoff of the MOTOPED project


On April 5, the kickoff of the MOTOPED project was held. This project is funded by EIT Raw Materials, with the SINReM partners Umicore, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Ghent University as well as the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology as the main consortium partners.

It was set up from the awareness that there is an urgent need in industry to match the training of professionals with today’s industry needs of increasing process flexibility, meeting customer and societal needs, delivering high environmental, social and ethical performance, and rapidly changing career paths of the workforce. This training should be pace-based, attractive, of high quality, tailored to the audience and modular so learners can learn anything, anytime, anywhere. MOTOPED project will provide an approach for high-quality training on demand using a blended learning approach for fast, efficient, effective and focused training of new and existing workforce, especially to increase innovation. Therefore a generic web-based training based on a toolbox approach and consisting of different teaching methodologies (videos, presentations, reading material, knowledge clips, quizzes …), the MOTOPED concept, will be developed and piloted with learners from the industrial partner. The MOTOPED concept will provide the possibility to complement the generic toolbox with add-on modules, tailored to the audience. Also SINReM will be able to profit from the outcomes of this project as the concept and part of the content developed in the project will be readily usable for the project partners within the framework of MSc and PhD training.