Author: 21stcenturystudents


Have you ever wondered how do Engineers test and optimize their designs? There are two methods:1.The Experimental approach:o Engineers create real models of their design ideas. These models are tested in laboratory conditions as close as possible to reality. The test results are further analysed, and conclusions are extracted.2. The Digital – Computational approach:o Engineers […]

3D Thinking

3D printing (3DP), also known as additive manufacturing, is emerging as a valuable digital manufacturing technology. More and more companies are adopting 3D printing for various applications, including the production of functional parts. This will lead to the creation of many new jobs related to 3D printing and, consequently, to an increasing need of suitable […]

Industry 4.0 Readiness

The 21st Century Students project has identified key findings in relation to Industry 4.0 readiness across Europe.  Partners have surveyed 120 stakeholders from Croatia, Germany, Greece, Spain, Romania and the United Kingdom.  With 78% of stakeholders identifying a skills shortage, it is clear that change is needed.  Research demonstrates that education institutions need to adopt effective skills anticipation systems, providing accurate and real-time labour market intelligence on STEM related jobs.  It will be of no surprise that some of the new job […]