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    March 26 2019

    9th CIRP-sponsored Conference on Learning Factories in Braunschweig, Germany

    Main topics: Learning Factories and Industry 4.0 Learning with Cyber Physical Manufacturing Systems, Sustainable Manufacturing through Learning Factories, Mixed Reality and immersive learning environments, Learning approaches and evaluation, Learning Factories and interdisciplinary cooperation

    March 26 2019

    March 26 2019

    General Assembly of the IALF in Braunschweig, Germany

    New members:
    1. Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC), University of Luxembourg
    2. Faculty Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
    3. Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University
    4. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Computing and Electrical Engineering, University of Mostar

    April 12 2018

    8th CIRP-sponsored Conference on Learning Factories in Patras, Greece

    Main topics: Advanced Engineering Education & Training for Manufacturing Innovation

    April 12 2018

    April 12 2018

    General Assembly of the IALF in Patras, Greece

    Main topic: Further development of collaborative projects
    New members: Institut of Innovation and Industrial Management (IIM), TU Graz

    August 09 2017

    Renaming of the Initiative in International Association of Learning Factories

    August 09 2017

    April 04 2017

    7th CIRP-sponsored Conference on Learning Factories in Darmstadt, Germany

    Main topics: Learning factory concepts, ‘Industrie 4.0’ production systems, ‘Industrie 4.0’ use cases, Integration of digital learning, Competency development

    April 04 2017

    General Assembly of the IELF in Darmstadt, Germany

    New members: Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen

    April 04 2017

    June 29 2016

    6th CIRP-sponsored Conference on Learning Factories in Gjøvik, Norway

    Main topics: Learning in Industry 4.0 / cyber physical manufacturing systems, Learning factories, Cooperation, flexibility, transparency in manufacturing education an learning, Research based innovation and learning

    June 29 2016

    General Assembly of the IELF in Gjøvik, Norway

    New members: Institute of Production Science (wbk), Karlsruhe Institute of technology (KIT), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

    June 29 2016

    July 07 2015

    General Assembly of the IELF in Bochum, Germany

    New members: Institute for Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF), Technical University Braunschweig

    July 07 2015

    5th CIRP-sponsored Conference on Learning Factories in Bochum, Germany

    Main topics: Didactical approaches, Resource efficiency and sustainability, New learning factory concepts, Industry 4.0 and cyber-physical systems, Productivity management and lean production

    July 07 2015

    May 28 2014

    4th Conference on Learning Factories in Stockholm, Sweden

    Main topics: Learning factories for optimization of resource efficiency, Sustainability in production and logistics through lean learning factories, Innovation through virtual production in digital learning factories

    May 27 2013

    General Assembly of the IELF in Stockholm, Sweden

    May 27 2013

    May 8 2013

    General Assembly of the IELF in Munich, Germany

    May 7 2013

    3rd Conference on Learning Factories in Munich, Germany

    Main topics: Learning Factories for optimization of energy efficiency, Sustainable efficiency in production and logistics through lean learning factories, Creating the future with digital learning factories

    May 7 2013

    May 10 2012

    2nd Conference on Learning Factories in Vienna, Austria

    Main topics: Universities, Industry, Learning and innovation factory of the Vienna University of Technology

    May 09 2012

    General Assembly of the IELF in Vienna, Austria

    May 09 2012

    May 20 2011

    Founding of the Initiative on Learning Factories (IELF) in Darmstadt, Germany, as an union of several European Learning Factories

    Founding members: Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools (PTW), Technical University Darmstadt; ESB Business School, Reutlingen-University, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras; Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Split; Institute of Management Science, Vienna University of Technology; Institute of Production Engineering and Laser Technology, Vienna University of Technology; Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management, Technical University Munich; Center for Integration and process Innovation, The Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with Budapest University of Technology and Economics

    May 19 2011

    1st Conference on Learning Factories in Darmstadt, Germany

    Main topics: Learning and competency-building as a competitive factor, Learning factories in operational application, Leaders as teachers

    May 19 2011