Internet of Things, Digitalization, Industry 4.0, Cyber Physical Systems and Mechatronics all refer to a megatrend that change the ways companies develop products, operate systems and offer services.

These terms resonate within a broad spectrum – from the political organizations, branch organisations and the industry to start-up incubators, universities, research institutions and community colleges.

This international seminar aims to discuss how can we educate engineers with interdisciplinary skillsets; whom are ready to tackle the difficult tasks of conceptualizing, designing, implementing and operating Mechatronics-4.0 solutions.

In particular, the seminar aims to bring together industrialists, educators, enablers, decision makers and a broad range of participants from academia and industry to discuss:

  • Opportunities within the emerging fields of Internet of Things, Digitalization, Cyber Physical Systems and Mechatronics
  • Trends in the industry and their needs in newly graduated engineers
  • Challenges of the universities to implement these topics in the educational programs
  • Current best practices for teaching Mechatronics 4.0 from leading universities and organizations
  • Faculty and educators from universities, community colleges and other academic institutions
  • Industry representatives that operate within the domains of mechatronics, digitalization, internet of things
  • Representatives from branch organizations, associations, engineering education networks
  • Students and recent graduates

Panel Discussions

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The seminar includes three sessions:

  • Show session: How the industry/companies work within these fields? What are their best practices, and what they want from new engineers?

  • Tell session: Academicians from around the world present their educational initiatives from around the world? How the decision makers at the universities address these needs and how educators share their experiences with each other?

  • Reflections: What do we learn from these discussions? What should the stakeholders do to address the needs of the students, universities, the industry and the political bodies?

Presentations and Panel Discussion with participants from: SEFI, KU Leuven, Dublin Institute of Technology, NYU and DTU
Presentations and Panel Discussion with participants from: Danfoss, Siemens, National Instruments, Quanser, IBM and Emendo
And the tour of the Skylab, the Student innovation Hub at DTU
Presentations of leading educational programs, courses and initiatives
Demonstration of Sponsors' industrial and educational offerings
How to solve the presented issues?, how to get inspiration from best practices? In groups of 5-6, participants will discuss a specific issue in ‘mechatronics 4.0 education’, 5-6 specific questions, each discussed by 1-2 groups


The event is free of charge, but there are only a limited number of available seats.

Please register as soon as possible to secure your seat, if you are interested in participating in the seminar. The deadline for registrations is June 1st.

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Event Location

DTU Skylab

Diplomvej 373A
Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
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