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About The Consortium

NAMA Project is led by University of Rzeszów (UR), in partnership with University of Sheffield (UoS), CECIMO (European Association of the Machine Tool Industries), PROMEA and CKUNT (Lifelong Learning Centre of New Technologies in Lodz).

The University of Rzeszów has wide scientific, social and cultural contacts with neighbouring countries and partners from the European Community.

The organisation arranges international scientific conferences and meetings, and the researchers from UR take part in research trainings, lectures and sessions with specialists, concerning social, economic, cultural and scientific problems and issues.

The University also implements professional courses preparing students for the modern labour market, and prepares teaching staff for the modern education system.

The University of Sheffield’s AMRC Group is a centre of excellence for industry-focused machining and materials research. The AMRC Training Centre forms part of this group and provides training in the practical and academic skills that manufacturing companies need to compete globally, from apprenticeship through to doctorate and MBA level.

The AMRC Training Centre is led by a team of industrialists who have experienced the challenges of developing world-class talent, and learning specialists who understand the requirements of the manufacturing sector. We can draw on a wealth of world class resources, links and partnerships to create a flexible approach to learning, tailored to your business needs.

Cecimo brings together 15 national Associations of Machine Tool Builders, which represent approximately 1500 industrial enterprises in Europe, over 80% of which are SMEs. CECIMO defends the common interests of its members, particularly in relation to authorities and associations. CECIMO also promotes the European Machine Tool Industries and their development in the fields of economy, technology and science. CECIMO covers more than 97% of total Machine Tool production in Europe and more than one third worldwide. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of nearly €22 Billion in 2012.

PROMEA is the Hellenic Society for the Promotion of Research and Development Methodologies. It develops and promotes innovative learning methodologies (such as game based learning), coordinates and drafts EU funded research project proposals, and further develops research results & prototypes into innovative products & services for its members and clients.

The staff and members of PROMEA comprise an interdisciplinary team of researchers, trainers & educators, ICT professionals, consultants, and managerial as well as administrative executives. Our thematic focus is on the research, development and valorisation of ICT tools & solutions for the benefit of society and in particular in the fields of education, training and serious games. Find out more details about our expertise, activities & services.

The Lifelong Learning Centre of New Technologies in Lodz (CKUNT) is a publicly-funded vocational school for adults, whose mission is to train students according to entrepreneurs’ needs. Currently, over 1000 people are being trained in the school, mainly in the areas related to Advanced Manufacturing sector such as electrics and electronics, energy engineering, mechanics, mechatronics, IT and ICT. The key element in the educational process is the tight cooperation with local manufacturers, which enables to introduce, as one of few schools in Poland, a dual education system. CKUNT collaborates with more than 50 local entrepreneurships and employs highly-qualified staff, including both VET teachers and AM sector specialists.

Who is involved?

The NAMA project is led by University of Rzeszow (, in partnership with University of Sheffield's AMRC Training Centre (, CECIMO (, PROMEA (  and CKUNT (

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