OIP: First Intensive Summer School
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University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
8th to 14th of July 2019


  • Increase the number of non-business students who benefit from innovative training approaches and increasing level of digital competences;
  • Increase the AM technologies literacy, development of relevant and high-quality competences, and entrepreneurial ability to develop start-ups starting from an idea of innovative Customized Smart Product - using AM technologies - by students enrolled at technical universities, in the context of the internationalization of activities and work within interdisciplinary and multinational teams, in a project-based learning system, emphasizing technology entrepreneurial techniques, commercialization and selling of technology based ideas, and patenting and protecting technology based ideas;
  • Increase the number of students who study AM and get involved in entrepreneurship and personal development.


  • Four workshop rooms (CO 03a, CO 03b, CO 011, CO 001) with Internet access, computers and 3D printing equipment and IMST Learn & Lounge project Space.
  • PowerPoint presentations which will be prepared by coordinator UPB
  • Working Materials from the project outputs.
  • 100 computers
  • 3D Printer Kreator Motion – 10 machines
  • 3D Printer Zortrax M300 Plus – 5 machines
  • 3D Printer Zortrax M300 – 2 machines
  • 3D Printer BCN3D SigmaX – 2 machines
  • 3D Printer ZPRINT 310 Plus – 1 machine
  • Printer Project 1500 – 1 machine


According to the discussions during the 1st transnational project meeting in Bucharest on the 14th of December 2018, the 1st Intensive summer school will contain some of the following topics:
  1. Product Development
  2. Additive Manufacturing
  3. Computer Aided Design
  4. Assisted Manufacturing
  5. Entrepreneurship
A preliminary programme is presented below.
Day 1:
  • Registration and receival of all 100 participants (1h);
  • Introduction and presentation of project aim, outputs and summer school agenda (2h);
  • Campus visits to UPB AM research Centres (1h);
  • Workshop on AM technologies - interactive presentation of technologies, case study development, 3D printing of a product using FDM technology (2h);
  • Seminar on Product Design and Development (2h).
Day 2:
  • Invited lecture and workshop on Smart system integration and marketing solutions (3 h);
  • Case study on Digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0 (2h);
  • Project development on Entrepreneurial Best Practices (3h).
Day 3:
  • Laboratory on Computer Aided Design and best software option for 3D printing applications (4h);
  • Workshop on Financial Modelling and Management in an AM SME - cost opportunities and added value (4h).
Day 4:
  • Workshop on 3D printing for Business applications (4h);
  • Seminar on Opportunity recognition and IP & Legal Issues in a new AM focused venture (2h);
  • Project development on Market research, marketing and sales (2h).
Day 5:
  • Project based learning workshop on Product Design and Development using three AM technologies (Fused Deposition Modelling, Binder Jetting and Direct Light Processing): Assessment on technology differences, advantages and disadvantages;
  • Selecting the most appropriate AM technology for a given product function;
  • Designing and modelling of a Product Concept;
  • Generating the STL and G-Code for prototyping;
  • Manufacturing a prototype using one of the identified additive technologies (8h).
Day 6:
  • Case study on how to write a business plan for a technical focused SME (2h);
  • Development of Personal Business plans of student teams based on best practice examples on technology transfer options for AM products and services (6h);
Day 7:
  • Invited lecture on smart sensors and IoT in industry environments (2h);
  • Presentations of students developed projects and awarding ceremony: projects will be presented orally by each team using a PowerPoint presentation (or Prezi), two handouts of the printed version of the project and the 3D printed prototype of the product (5h);
  • Conclusions, future development and participants feedback (1h).

Students will be allowed to take home all 3D printed products and the printed versions of their projects.
The intellectual outputs covered by this activity are O2, O3, O4 and O7.
Adjustments to this schedule will be made in accordance with the format of the Output materials and the availability of the people involved.
The final Agenda of the summer school will be finalised and made available to the participants at least 5 days before the start of the event.


The students will be selected according to the 1st Intensive Summer School procedure which will include as elimination criteria and the steps you need to follow to sign up.
The selection of the students will be done in five steps:
  1. Register at www.smart-techub.eu; A registration Form will be provided on the project website, with at least the following required fields: Name and Surname, Gender, E-mail, Telephone number, The University of origin, Country of residence, Study cycle, Year of study, Study domain, Upload of Transcript of Records.
  2. After the registration period is finished, the full list of registered students will be posted on www.smart-techub.eu and Facebook TecHUB 4.0; Each of the three involved partners will receive a list of their registered students and will conduct the selection process hereafter described.
  3. An interview day will be set for the registered students; The interview will take place with a representative of the partner university.
  4. Evaluation and selection of participants is based on the elimination criteria described below.
  5. Post of final participants list.
The selection criteria will be:
  1. Minimum number of ECTS from compulsory subjects has to be 20 x N (where, N is the number of completed semesters at the moment of interview)
    – Elimination criterion For Bachelor students:
    • year I: N = 1
    • year II: N = 3
    • year III: N = 5
    Master students:
    • year I: N = 1
    PhD students
    • year I: N = 1
    • year II: N = 3
    • year III: N = 5
  2. Previous academic results: average grade in current academic year (2018 – 2019);
  3. Interview evaluation grade.
Each student will come at the interview with a folder containing the following documents:
  1. A certificate signed by the faculty’s secretary or an official document which states the number of ECTS and the Transcript of Record with the average grade from all completed semesters.


Period Scheduled activity
April 15th – May 14th, 2019 On-line registration for bachelors
April 22nd – May 14th, 2019 On-line registration for master and PhD students
May 15th – May 19th, 2019 On-line published list of registered candidates
May 20th – May 31st, 2019 Scheduled interviews
June 1st – June 7th, 2019 On-line published list of final accepted participants