MIMWOOD aims to develop a SYSTEM of TECHNOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE for innovative materials for the wood and furniture sector, which demand new skills, not only in the field of lifelong learning, forcing a constant and continuous update (C-VET linked), but also for the teachers and students of vocational training. All users, teachers, students, co-workers need to have updated knowledge and skills on the properties and specific characteristics of innovative materials used in wood- and furniture manufacturing, as well as the aspects of these material that allow to determine its applicability in the development of new products.
This project aims to develop a tool (digital era) that will provide structured and targeted information on the evolution of innovative materials at an international level. This tool will be available for students and teachers. The aspects related to the selection of the material depending on the properties, use and demand will also be taken into consideration. Both the students and teachers will be stimulated to use the tool for all its innovative aspects, and for its usefulness in the development of new products. For the training aspects concerning the use of (related) materials, there will be the aspect of more ‘usual’ materials, but the focus will be more on the new materials, requiring a continuous updating and training. Together with the production sector there will be an evaluation of the system, based on their demands and point of view.