Employees of the future in todays steel industry

Reference number 2018-00792
Coordinator FRAMTIDSFRÖN IDEEL FÖRENING
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 626 153
Project duration June 2018 - August 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Metallic material
Call 2017-05078-en

Purpose and goal

We wish to change the way young people perceive the steel and metal industry. By developing virtual and interactive study visits showing parts of the industry that normally are closed, we believe we could stimulate young peoples interest in technology and science.

Expected results and effects

Our ambition is to develop and create an application and a web solution for interactive study visits in 360videos and interactive Virtual Reality. As a complement we´re also developing a teacher´s guide linked to the curriculum LGR11. This tool will become a bridge between schools and the industry by providing students with an easy way to explore many workplaces, including those usually closed for traditional study visits and "prao" (internship).

Planned approach and implementation

We will adapt the study material for the target group by developing an application which resembles more of a game than a regular information video. During the project we will also recruit a reference group with representatives from both the business- and educational sector who will help us make sure our application contains relevant information.

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