The e-MOTIVE consortium consists of 3 partners from three different countries and the project is coordinated by the KOMAG Institute, Poland.
e-MOTIVE consortium consists of:
- partners from Poland:
- KOMAG: Institute of Mininig Technology KOMAG
- partners from Finland:
- TTS: TTS Work Efficiency Institute
- partner from Latvia:
- RTRIT: Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industry
Instytut Techniki Górniczej KOMAG (KOMAG) is the research and development centre of organizational and proprietary structure adapted to the market activity in the European Research Area and of the organizational culture creating a friendly climate for generating new ideas and realizing the innovative activities, i.e. transforming new ideas into new products.
The KOMAG’s scope of activity includes research and development projects in the domain of minerals mining and processing as well as environment protection and work safety connected with them, but also air and ground surface protection, waste management and an adaptation of research results for a practical implementation and their dissemination in other natural and technical sciences.
KOMAG has 65 years of experience in mechanization of mining operations in Poland. The first Polish mechanized longwall systems, hoisting machines as well as other machines were designed at KOMAG.
KOMAG still specializes in designing, analysis and construction of mechanical equipment for the mining industry (http://komag.eu/). It has achieved national and international success in this area, mainly by collaboration with manufacturers of machines and equipment for the mining industry, and has very good relations with the mining companies.
KOMAG has the following three laboratories of high capacity: Laboratory of Tests, Laboratory of Applied Tests and Laboratory of Material Engineering and Environment. KOMAG has also the Division of Attestation Tests, Certifying Body, which issues certificates for the products and machines approving their use in mine undergrounds. At present KOMAG has 225 employees. Its technical and scientific teams specialize almost in all mechanical systems and equipment used in coal mines as well as in the control systems.
KOMAG is a state-owned research and development organization, subordinated to and supervised by the Ministry of Energy, employing 125 scientific research and technical specialists (total 225 employees), offering new, competitive solutions mainly in the branch of mechanical systems. An interdisciplinary knowledge of KOMAG specialists, their high scientific, research and technical qualifications create a significant potential, enabling to develop the best advanced solutions. KOMAG undoubtful trump card is a possibility of realizing the whole cycle of work "from the idea to the industrial implementation".
The KOMAG scope of activity includes scientific, research and development projects in the domain of minerals mining and processing as well as environment protection and work safety connected with them, but also air and ground surface protection, waste management and an adaptation of research results for a practical implementation and their dissemination in other natural and technical sciences.
The activity of the Laboratory for Modelling Methods and Ergonomics includes:
- ergonomic analyses, covering among others identification of the reach range of limbs, fields of vision, comfort zones; there are ICT solutions used, including dedicated software as well as modelling of analysed object with use of virtual reality is used,
- analyses and shaping the relationships in anthropotechnical systems of complex mechanical systems, based on own developed
- methods that use computer models of working environment and machines,
- early identification of technical and health hazards that occur during operation of mechanical systems (with use of Virtual Reality),
- development of interactive training materials, so called Serious Games, using modern solutions of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality based on own developed computer programs and commercial graphic engines,
- development of information materials illustrating the principle of operation of machines and devices, including advertising materials for the purpose of trade fairs and exhibitions,
- visualization of accidents circumstances and causes, creation of multimedia training materials presenting course of events developed in a form of computer animation or video recording of the real places,
- rapid prototyping (3D printing) and reverse engineering (3D scanning, photogrammetry),
- virtual prototyping of mechanical systems, which covers complex tests of computer models of machines and equipment in conditions analogues to the in situ environment.
Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industry, State LTD is state funded secondary vocational education institution providing education programs at 2nd and 3rd qualification levels for graduates of lower or upper secondary schools.
Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industry is one of the largest state vocational education institutions in Latvia educating more than 2100 students.
Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industry provides education in following fields – hospitality, catering, tourism, food production, retail, beauty care, spa and design. School offers flexible forms of tuition, dual education and work-based education; practical training is as close as possible to real work environment. School has student residence place that promotes education availability for students from distant parts of Latvia as well as from other countries.
In order to facilitate initial vocational education quality and attractiveness, Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industry actively implements European dimension in vocational education. School is a member of international non-governmental organizations AEHT (Association of European Hotel and Tourism Schools) and C.H.A.S.E. (Consortium of Hotel and Tourism Schools in Europe). 19 vocational education institutions form 16 countries are members of C.H.A.S.E. organization, AEHT - 430 schools and non-governmental organizations from 44 countries.
September 2013, Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industry was granted status of professional education competence centre.
May 2016 Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industry approved its “Internationalization Strategy 2016 - 2020” at the Ministry of Education. Following that school was awarded with VET Mobility Charter.
TTS is a training, development and research institute. It was established in 1924 and operates in more than 10 localities allover in Finland. TTS is a non-profit-making registered association. TTS membership includes private individuals, associations and companies. TTS Institute’s staff is 170 persons and the annual turnover 19 M€.
TTS activities are financed through proceeds from training services, research and development projects and publications, membership fees and government appropriations. TTS is supervised by the National Board of Education and the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. TTS organizes initial training for young and adult students, vocational training, apprenticeship training and personnel training. TTS provides training services, research and development mainly in the following fields: transportation, logistics, automobile engineering and productivity. TTS is the biggest initial and vocational training institute for heavy vehicle drivers in Finland.
TTS has worked in several international projects including EU financed projects. The projects have concerned transport personal development, simulator use in developing training solutions and Smart Mobility, development of Smart Mobility solutions and their affects to drivers’ work, training of heavy vehicle drivers and all kinds of vehicle mechanics.
TTS has good international relations with various educational organizations in Europe. TTS is an active member of EuroTra.