The Project


Key Facts

  • MAIA is an international academy
  • A multi-disciplinary Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
  • 14 partners involved: 7 EU and 7 no-EU universities
  • We want to advance the ageing workers involvement in manufacturing

MAIA is an European research project with a focus on a timely and strategic international challenge: the efficient involvement of ageing workers in the manufacturing systems of the future.

It develops a ‘Research and Innovation Staff Exchange’ approved for funding under the Horizon 2020 call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019. The project is aimed at strengthening research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities between 7 European universities from Italy, Germany, France and Slovenia as well as 7 non-European universities from USA, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Canada.

The project will exploit complementary competences and synergies of the participants, and enable knowledge sharing via international/inter-sectoral mobility, based on secondments of research staff. The consortium offers a unique opportunity that creativity and entrepreneurship will flourish and will help exchanged personnel to turn creative ideas into age-friendly manufacturing system design and management, reaching breakthroughs in Industrial engineering and robotics, human science, ergonomics and operation management.