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Fraunhofer Project Center (FPC) Inside 19.09.2019

Who are we?

The central task of the Fraunhofer Project Center is to transfer current research in advanced manufacturing directly into industrial practice. For this, we focus on the development of technological solutions in the area of production processes, production equipment, digital manufacturing and manufacturing value chain organization. Together with industry, we build synergies to achieve high-tech excellence within the fourth industrial revolution and to train the high-tech talents of tomorrow.

This could not be done without the professors and the students of the University of Twente. Through our student team FEST ( Fraunhofer Expertise Student Team) we offer exciting opportunities for students to work on our projects, develop their skills and have a look at the industry  but also industrial cases from companies for university course assignments.

The Fraunhofer Project Center at the University of Twente is a joint venture of three partners: the University of Twente, the hosting university, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft represented by its Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen, Germany and Saxion University of Applied Sciences.

When? What?

On the 19th of September, we are having our first open day event, where we invite you to join, for a fun afternoon where you can get familiar with our work and our project and see how you can be part of it!


Agora Theatre, Vrijhof at the University of Twente

The program

  • 14:00 - Registration and Coffee
  • 14:30 - Start of event.
    • Ian Gibson, vision and the purpose of FPC (looking from the University perspective)
    • Biba Visnjicki, vision and purpose of FPC (regional perspective) 
    • Thomas Vollmer, Faunhofer IPT as strategic partner of FPC: projects and competences mix relevant for the further development of both organisations. Snapshot of the projects, focus on Audit and current developments with FPC
    • Eric Lutters, from projects, students assignments, innovation management and acquisition point: together from the first day defining new models for sustainability in engaging with industry in non-conventional way
  • 16:00 - Coffee break 
  • 16:30 - FEST, the experiences and opportunities for students and University.
  • 17:00 - AMP and what the future looks like 
  • 17:25 - Closing - taking us to 2025

Is this for you?


Student, professor or professional, we are offering exciting opportunities for you!

Does it sound interesting? We would love to see you there!

Sign up for our event here

Would you like to get more information on the Fraunhofer Project Center or on the FPC inside event, please fill in the contact form below and we will get in touch with you. 

In need for more information?

Do not hesitate to contact us through the link below or just visit us for a coffee on the third floor of the Horst tower! 
Please be aware that a photographer will be at the event. If you do not want to be included, please notify us during the registration. Pictures could be published after the event.