In MOTOPED, industry and academia jointly develop training tools to meet industry’s need for focused, flexible training of new and existing workforce. MOTOPED combines a modular on-demand web-based training “toolbox” and a professional blended learning methodology. It will be developed with and beta-tested by learners from industry with Umicore as test case. The toolbox and concept can also be implemented in other fields and networks later.

The solution (technology):

There is an urgent need in industry to match the training of professionals with today’s industry needs of increasing process flexibility, meeting customer and societal needs, delivering high environmental, social and ethical performance, and rapidly changing career paths of the workforce. This training should be pace-based, attractive, of high-quality, tailored to the audience and modular so learners can learn anything, anytime, anywhere. MOTOPED project will provide an approach for high quality training on demand using a blended learning approach for fast, efficient, effective and focused training of new and existing workforce, especially to increase innovation. Therefore a generic web-based training based on a toolbox approach and consisting of different teaching methodologies (videos, presentations, reading material, knowledge clips, quizzes …), the MOTOPED concept, will be developed and piloted with learners from the industrial partner. The MOTOPED concept will provide the possibility to complement the generic toolbox with add-on modules, tailored to the audience.

This will allow potential further commercialization of the platform, since it can be easily tailored to other companies or to other sectors. Also MSc and PhD education will be able to profit from the outcomes of this project. The concept and content developed in the project will be readily usable for the project partners. Communication and dissemination will be key to promote the capacities of the MOTOPED concept, and this will be done via the EIT Raw Materials network, the Raw Materials Academy, but also beyond. The project will lead to a more highly skilled workforce in the sector and as such, contribute to the key targets of EIT Raw Materials.


Ghent University, Belgium
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR), Germany
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany