Secondment WPI

By Lars Jakobs on July 26th, 2023

As part of the SME 5.0 project, Lars Jakobs, a research assistant and PhD candidate at the Free University of Bolzano, recently had the opportunity to visit the prestigious Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). During his stay, he focused on the development of a Stakeholder and Training Network. This network aims to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the insights gained from our project towards building a sustainable, intelligent, and human-centered industry.

During his time at WPI, he engaged in in-depth knowledge exchange with students and professors, collaborating closely with Professor Chris Brown. This exchange allowed him to gain a deeper understanding of various aspects of American business and university systems, as well as the educational and innovation landscape. The diverse insights and input contribute significantly to the design of the stakeholder and training network and thus to the success of the project.