The NEW METRO partnership is an alliance of actors whose expertise and competence assure the coverage of the issues addressed and their concrete application. Considering the mechatronic area, all the organizations of the alliance have expressed a strong interest both to align the existing curricula addressed to Technicians in Mechatronic and to build an innovative training offer to be addressed to the workers of the mechatronic enterprises of their regions.

According to the Comunication of the European Commission “ Preparing for our future: Developing a common strategy for kets”, industries worldwide are changing with tremendous pace and are expected to be fully transformed in the next five to ten years a and a great prortion of products and services that will be available on the market in 2020 will be driven by Kets. Kets have already penetrated all aspects of our lives, KETs products are installed in virtually all technical equipment, ranging from dishwashers, microwave ovens, and flat screens to machine tools, their use in cars, aircrafts, ships is costaly expanding. Mobile phones, Pss, servers and pocket calculators owe their existence to KETs. The deployment of KETs in the EU is not only of sstrategic importance but is indispensable. New Metro contributes to ensure a good alignment of skills possessed by the current and future employees with industry requirements.

SFC - Sistemi Formativi Confindustria

Lead Partner

Founded in 1993, SFC - Sistemi Formativi Confindustria is a consortium with Confindustria - the Confederation representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy - as majority shareholder.

CIS - Unindustria Reggio Emilia

CIS- Business Management School – is the training and consultancy company of Unindustria Reggio Emilia, the Association of enterpreneurs that represents approximately 900 manufacturing and service enterprises (amounting to 41.000 employees). Created in 1984, it is accreditated by Emilia Romagna Region for the organisation of training courses with public fundings.


UoI - University of Ioannina

Established in 2006, the Laboratory of Knowledge & Intelligent Computing (KIC) is an active Laboratory of the Department of University of Ioannina in Arta, Greece. KIC Lab main research areas and expertise include knowledge and intelligent techniques, advanced software development techniques, computational intelligence and soft computing techniques, advanced signal processing, Intelligent Information Systems.

Poznan School of Logistics

Poznan School of Logistics

Poznan School of Logistics (WSL), the first logistics institution of higher education in Poland was founded in 2001 by the Centre for Logistics Education (CEL) and the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing. From the very beginning, the School has been the leader in logistics education at the university level. The School’s high level of education is guaranteed by its highly qualified teaching staff and its pioneering curriculum tailored to the needs of the market.

Rezekne Academy of Technologies

Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA) is a state founded university type higher education institution with unlimited international accreditation. Its roots go back to 1925. Record sheets starting from 1 August 1925. The aim of RTA is to provide academic and professional higher education in compliance with the science development level and cultural traditions of Latvia being competitive in the European education space, developing studies and research in 14 study fields.


FH JOANNEUM was established in 1995. With its 40 degree programmes in the areas of Health Studies, Applied Computer Sciences, Engineering, Media & Design, Building, Energy & Society, International Business and Management it is one of the leading universities of applied sciences (FHs) in Austria


The Italian Federation of Metalworking Industries, represents and assists its associated Groups in their relations with Trade Unions and State institutions and draws up the National Collective Agreement for the category.

Hanse - Parlament

In September 2004 the association of the Hanseatic Parliament was founded in St. Petersburg. It has a non-profit structure and no commercial goal of its own. Members of the association are more than 45 Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Chambers of Skilled Crafts and other institutions who promote small and medium-sized businesses from all Baltic Sea Countries (Germany, Poland Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark).

Kohler - Lombardini s.r.l.

Kohler began manufacturing engines more than 90 years ago and has continually enhanced its product lineup in an effort to help make life easier and more profitable for end users around the globe. Today, the company offers a full array of diesel, gasoline and gaseous- fueled engines – up to 140 hp. – which are supplied to equipment manufacturers worldwide in the construction, agricultural, industrial and lawn and garden markets.

The Departament d’Educació

The Departament d’Educació (Regional Ministry of Education) is the administrative body of the Government of Catalonia in education matters and is responsible for: the proposal and implementation of general non-university educational policies, training and recruiting of trainers, and the management of training centres.