«Industrial Cooperation and Creative Engineering Education based on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation»

530278-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-DE-TEMPUS-JPHES (iCo-op)


Project duration: 15 October 2012 – 14 October 2015

Ilmenau University of Technology (DE)

General Manager of the Project:
Dr.-Ing. Karsten Henke, Integrated Communication Systems Group

Phone: +49 3677 69 1443,
FAX: +49 3677 69 1614




Higher Education Institution/Universities:

Ilmenau University of Technology (DE)
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (AT)
University of Deusto (ES)
TRANSILVANIA University of Brasov (RO)
Quality Austria – Training, Certification and Evaluation Ltd. (AT)
National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” (UA)
Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (UA)
Zaporizhzhya National Technical University (UA)
Ilia State University (GE)
Shota Rustaveli State University (GE)
American University of Armenia Foundation (AM)
State Engineering University of Armenia (AM)
Kapan Branch of the State Engineering University of Armenia (AM)

SME/ Industry:

Ukrainian Association of IT professionals (UA)
Joint-Stock Company of the Open Type “Kharkiv OnLine” (UA)
JSC Ukrainian Industrial Energy Company (UA)
Research and Production Company ZOND (UA)
Energoservice Company Ecological Systems Ltd.
Micro and Nano Electronics Institute (GE)
Transformer and Electric Equipment (GE)
National Instruments Armenian Corporation (AM)
Synopsys Armenia CJSC (AM)


Project goals and objectives:

  • Empower university-enterprises partnerships in Armenia, Georgia, and Ukraine by modernizing engineering education based on remote engineering and virtual instrumentation enhanced with transversal knowledge and competences at universities; and offering contemporary methods of the vocational education and training for adults in enterprises.
  •             Methodology for identification and monitoring of knowledge and skills needs of labour market by June 2013,
  •             Learning program that will incorporate transversal and electronics/ alternative technologies using remote laboratories and virtual instrumentation knowledge and competences by July 2015,
  • Mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between academia and enterprises by offering internship programs for university and up-to-date industry training programs by Sep 2015.


Expected results:

  • Stably functioning established Experts Panel
  • Concepts of the “University-Enterprises Partnership”; Memorandum of Understanding and Internship Programme;
  • Open Learning Environment “iCo-op Learning Environment” function stably;
  • Remote laboratories/ virtual instruments;
  • Creating a methodology for determining and monitoring the demand of knowledge and skills in engineering;
  • Twenty-four engineering modules with remote / virtual tools will be developed and supported by transversal modules;
  • Teaching of educational programs that combine transversal knowledge and competences ;
  • Mutually beneficial long-term partnerships between academic and entrepreneurial communities through internships and modern educational production programs offers;
  • Preparatory training for teachers / instructors;
  • iC-op conference “Perspectives of cooperation between universities and enterprises”;
  • Partners’ cooperation Agreements and joint training program.
  • Project results dissemination.