POETA, "Practice-oriented children education in the areas of Industry 4.0 based on a unified open educational hardware platform" is the activity co-financed by European Union, Finland and Russia under South-East Finland - Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020. The project started in March 2020 and it is supposed to become completely self-sustainable by the fall of 2022. Together we develop teaching materials, hardware and software for schools of Lappeenranta and Leningrad Oblast. Two Technological Universities - Lappeenranta-Lahti and St.Petersburg Polytech, the Educational Department of the City of Lappeenranta and the Company ROBBO from St.Petersburg seem to be the perfect consortium of administrative, educational and business leaders.
We tell children and teachers what is Industry 4.0 and help them to get ready for the world full of robotics, additive technologies, cyber-physical systems and internet of things. We want to help the future citizens of this world to find a place there, choose interesting profession, raise important skills so promoting technological development of the region. The aim is to develop sustainable cross-border educational environment, based on a global educational product with the Finnish brand and Russian technologies: conducting training activities for children and teachers through various activities.
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology
Peter the Great Polytechnic University
City of Lappeenranta
Discipline: "Project of a robotic, technical and software device/solution"
Engineering competition "Generation of Innovators"