Development of Skills and Competences in Manufacturing Towards Education 4.0: A Teaching Factory Approach

  • Dimitris MourtzisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Industry 4.0 manufacturing paradigm, apart from the technological revolution requires also a shift from the traditional education to an advanced set of methods for developing skills and building digital competences, summarized in the term Education 4.0. Human skills undoubtedly require upgrading to handle the key enabling technologies sufficiently, including machines as cyber-physical systems, augmented reality, human-robot collaboration, and smart devices. In the present work, these new requirements for the enhanced manufacturing workflow are presented. Furthermore, existing education 4.0 approaches are investigated, and finally, a Teaching Factory concept adapted to the Industry 4.0 paradigm needs is proposed.


Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Education 4.0 Teaching factory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering and AeronauticsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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