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Title: Smart HEI-Business Collaboration for Skills and Competitiveness
Authors: A. Kakko, J Matilainen, S Satorres Martínez
Abstract: Smart HEI-Business Collaboration for Skills and Competitiveness (HEIBus, is an Erasmus + Knowledge Alliances 2 (KA2) project. Its duration is 36 months (1 January 2017 – 31 December 2019) and it aims to develop smart and innovative new methods ... Read more...

for Higher Education Institution (HEI) – company cooperation. With a budget of about one million euros, the project brings together five universities and seven companies from five European countries with strong expertise and experience in different fields. JAMK University of Applied Sciences is the main partner of the project. Seventeen associated partners from six European countries follow the progress of the project, utilize the results and take part in some project activities. In the HEIBus project, there are eight work packages, which are 1) Management, 2) Best practices of HEI-company cooperation, 3) Multidisciplinary student-level real-life problem solving, 4) Expert-level real-life problem solving, 5) Flexible student mentoring by companies, 6) Quality assurance, 7) Evaluation and 8) Dissemination & exploitation. The HEIBus project focuses on strengthening the collaboration between HEIs and companies by creating new innovative cooperation models. These models facilitate the involvement of students and staff from HEIs in international Research & Development & Innovation (R&D&I) projects proposed by companies.
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Title: Evolutionary based system for qualification and evaluation of group achievements (EBSYQ)
Authors: Ferenc J. Szabó
Abstract: Sigmoid functions are used in many fields of scientific life for the description of several phenomena. Comparing several sigmoid type curves, in this paper useful functions are selected which can be used during the evaluation and qualification process of teams and their results. Read more...

On the basis of the analysis of the characteristics of these curves and their derivatives and integral curves, a system of 38 points of view is proposed as a possible new comparison system (EBSYQ) for ranking comparing or evaluating the results of groups. Using this system, it will be easier to decide the winning team or the best achievement among several groups, even in case of difficult or complicated decision- making situations. The working and efficiency of the proposed system is shown by the example of the comparison process of two groups of students studying the same course. The proposed evolutionary based system of evaluation could be used not only for student groups, but also for sport results or for the comparison and analysis of evolutionary type optimization algorithms.
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Title: Simulations of cosmetic products made from biodegradable material
Authors: Anett Suhaj, Bernadett Spisák
Abstract: The environment pollution caused by polymer wastes is becoming more problematic. Dozens million-kilogram polymers are thrown away every year, and they pollute not only the waters but the whole world. Read more...

One of the solutions for this problem is the usage of biodegradable materials. With the application of biopolymers, the pollution of the environment can be reduced. This paper deals with the designing and simulations of environmentally friendly products. The injection molding simulation of a lipstick and a razor is introduced. Furthermore, the load capacity of the razor was examined by applying finite element simulations.
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Title: Designing pneumatic circuit of a cheese slicer
Authors: Bence Balázs Lajos–László Kelemen
Abstract: The design of the cheese cutter system was the one of the project topics in the HEIBUS project in 2017. My task was the design of the pneumatic system, which is used by the machine. Read more...

I made the easiest solving, which complete the demands, which the design stands up. After then I size the main part of the circuit, and choose the other parts. I make some test in final elements program.
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Title: Bridging the gap between higher education institutions and companies. The HEIBus cooperation models
Authors: S. Satorres Martínez1, E. Estévez, A. Kakko, J. Matilainen, J. Gómez Ortega, J. Gámez García
Abstract: Currently, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and companies around the world are experiencing a renewed interest in strengthening their forms of cooperation. There are many benefits to be gained by boosting this partnership. Read more...

Employment opportunities, exchange of knowledge and the development of new teaching and learning methodologies are direct advantages for all those involved in this cooperation. This paper presents an overview of the existing cooperation models between different actors: HEIs student-company and HEIs expert-company. In addition, models where companies are directly involved in HEI education are also searched and analyzed. It is to be noted that this work is framed within the context of the Smart HEI-Business collaboration for skills and competitiveness (HEIBus) project. The HEIBus is an Erasmus + Knowledge Alliances 2 (KA2) project with a budget of about one million euros and a duration of 36 months. Five European universities and seven companies with strong expertise and experience in different fields are taking part in this project. HEIBus focuses on strengthening the collaboration between HEIs and companies by creating new innovative cooperation models. These models are also detailed in this work.
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Title: Company mentoring program for engineering students
Authors: E. Torres-Jiménez, R. Bolaños-Jiménez, R. Dorado-Vicente, A. García-Collado, C. Gutiérrez-Montes, J.I. Jiménez-González
Abstract: While mentoring programs guide engineering students in academic issues, there are a lack of information regarding the actual issues that concern graduated students that look for a job and professional engineers in a company. Read more...

A mentoring program that brings and coordinates the advice of professors, graduated students and professionals’ mentors can contribute to provide more adequate contents to the students and reduce the time to get a job. It is also a way to strength the relationship between university and companies. In the frame of the European project HEIBus (Smart HEI-Business collaboration for skills and competitiveness), we develop, in collaboration with local companies, a mentoring program for engineering students. Our model is based on programming a set of activities, mainly tailored lectures, guided visits, job fairs and group-individual mentoring meetings, to help first courses students to understand what an engineer does, and senior students to get first-hand information about the engineering market and how to fit their curricula to its demands. According to the opinion surveys fulfilled after the application of this program, the students suggest increasing the number and length of mentoring and technical workshops.
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Title: Biodegradable toothbrush
Authors: Barbara Kmetz, Balázs Magyar, Ferenc J. Szabó
Abstract: During our third year we took part in an international project called HEIBus project ( We got a topic according to which we had to work. This topic was biodegradable products. Read more...

The next article is about these products and about how these products are developed. If you are in the habit of reading what supermarkets print on their plastic bags, you may have noticed a lot of eco-friendly statements appearing over the last few years. We followed this idea through our project as we designed and developed, eco-friendly products, as alternative to disposable polymeric products, that have a high impact on nature. We tried to reduce the environmental footprint through the development of new and biodegradable plastic products.
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Title: New approaches in online evaluation of photovoltaic Systems efficiency by implementing IOT Monitoring solutions
Authors: Calin RUSU, Sorin BESOIU, Lorand KACSO-VIDREAN, Ciprian LAPUSAN
Abstract: The paper presents a new approach in evaluation of the photovoltaic systems efficiency in real time by integrating IoT capabilities. This approach aims to ensure a better productivity and an increase lifespan of the photovoltaic system ... Read more...

by continuing monitoring of key parameters of the system and implementing proactive maintenance measures. The proposed approach uses data measured in real time from the PV system site and analyze these values in order to determine the efficiency in power production.
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Title: FlexMentoring cooperation model proposed in HEIBus project
Authors: Simona NOVEANU, Ciprian LAPUSAN, Calin RUSU, Ciprian RAD
Abstract: The paper presents a new cooperation model between the higher education institutions and companies that aim to increase the students engineering competences during their studies. Read more...

The FlexMentoring model proposes an integrated approach that takes in account the students’ competences and professional development needs on one side and a set of specific activities proposed by a group of companies on the other side with the aim of finding the optimum cooperation solutions for both sides. The implementation and testing of this model were done within HEIBus project. During the pilot phase different activities were organized, from tailored courses to practical training in companies. The results obtained during the last 3 years at TUCN and the results are presented and analyzed in this paper.
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Title: The ‘perfect’ mixing machine
Authors: Péter Majoros, Ferenc János Szabó
Abstract: In the past few years the Machine and Product Design Institute of the University of Miskolc took part in an international project, called HEIBus ( As a part of this project student groups had to work on different real-life problems ... Read more...

that were given by companies like Valeo, Robert Bosch, Festool etc. The real-life problem this paper is about was given by the Festool. The task was to design a machine that helps to make the ‘perfect’ mix. This paper is about the idea and about the developing process. In the task inscription, there was only one statement: ‘Develop the perfect mixing machine’. There were no restrictions about size, price and application, everything was up to the student team, but it was obvious that it had to be marketable.
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Title: Real Life Problem Solving: a successful model for HEI Student-Company cooperation
Authors: S. Satorres Martínez, D. Martínez Gila, P. Cano Marchal, A. Kakko,  J. Gómez Ortega, J. Gámez García
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Title: A student-based evaluation of project management teaching methods
Authors: László Berényi, Gabriella Bognár
Abstract : Collaboration between the industry and universities is a driving force of innovation. The different competencies of the partners can complement each other well. Solutions for industrial challenges usually need a thorough confirmation that is feasible in specified laboratories of the universities. ... Read more...

In other cases, actually limited industrial development capacities or knowledge can be complemented by the universities. Smart HEI-Business collaboration for skills and competitiveness (HEIBus) is an Erasmus + Knowledge Alliances 2 project that aims to support this collaboration. HEIBus is a great evidence of the complexity of knowledge production. The project established an umbrella with the purpose of identifying and solving real-life problems with the cooperation of higher education institutions and companies, moreover in an international environment. Three models of collaboration are developed. Multidisciplinary Real Life Problem Solving (RLPS), Flexible Student Mentoring by Companies (Flex Mentoring) and Expert Level Real Life Problem Solving (EXPERT) jointly offer a comprehensive solution for long-term cooperation. The paper presents the project management method of the EXPERT level. The experience of the last two years with the project is that defining the technical content of the cooperation is quite easy but continuous coordination and professional project management supports can ensure success.
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  10. D8.5.3.10 Article presenting HEIBus on SPEKTRUM
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  12. D8.5.3.12 Article presenting HEIBus on UJA Dario Digital
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  20. D8.5.3.20 Article presenting HEIBus on UIIN Magazine
  21. D8.5.3.21 Article presenting HEIBus on HS-Esslingen
  22. D8.5.3.22 Article presenting HEIBus on UJA Dario Digital
  23. D8.5.3.23 Article presenting HEIBus on CAMPUSHUNTER
  24. D8.5.3.24 Article presenting HEIBus on HFWU
  25. D8.5.3.25 Article presenting HEIBus on Magyar Minoseg
  26. D8.5.3.26 Article presenting HEIBus on Electronica
  27. D8.5.3.27 Article presenting HEIBus on UJA Dario Digital
  28. D8.5.3.28 Article presenting HEIBus on Nova Ciencia
  29. D8.5.3.29 Article presenting HEIBus on SPEKTRUM
  30. D8.5.3.30 Article presenting HEIBus on  Dario Digital
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