Mentoring in Metrology network - MIM
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Safety, Borås|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 490 000|
|Project duration||November 2018 - June 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for Production2030|
|Call||Idea projects for new services for manufacturing industry|
Purpose and goal
The purpose is to act on the critical competence shortage in geometry measurement and for its digitization in the industry. The project proposes a mentoring program as a service. Experienced specialists coach the younger, often women, at the same time as both get to learn about digitalization in measurement technology to facilitate the generation shift. The goals have been achieved. 3 variants of mentoring have been developed together with the project´s industrial partners. Two proposals for a business model have been developed and the need and requirements for legal agreements.
Expected results and effects
The project has shown that the interest in mentoring as a form of competence development is great. Previously mentorship is not used for technical competence development. Industries want to participate in a pilot round. Now the financing of RISE start-up work needs to be secured. RISE services are needed to support Swedish industry during procurement of measurement systems. Although the assignments are few, the competence is critical. The effect of the project is an active networking and long-term competence development to ensure quality and competitiveness in industry.
Planned approach and implementation
Through an interview work format, the project has involved and collaborated with the industrial partners, both SMEs and large companies. The dialogue has involved several roles, in addition to measurement engineers and method managers, quality managers, production managers and HR responsible for technical personnel have also been involved. Expertise on business modeling and legal agreements has been obtained within the RISE organization. The working method has worked very well and the climate has been creative while highlighting different views on services and competence dev.