Puglia Cove operates in the field of advanced manufacturing, one of the main S3 of the Puglia Region. The coordinator is ITS A. Cuccovillo Foundation, which covers the 5° level EQF training offer in the mechanics / mechatronics fields. The Puglia Cove includes 2 main full partners: FCA ITALY spa (WCM training & consultingDivision) and Arti (Puglia Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation) and several associated partners (upper secondary schools, universities, business associations, companies, Puglia region and others).
MISSION of the CoVE
Raising the knowledge and use of new technologies related to advanced manufacturing (Industry 4.0); growing of knowledge on KETs; supporting the digital skills development processes in teachers and students; developing skills on the approach to applied research by 5° level students; establishing and increasing opportunities for joint 5th level transnational courses (mobility of students); expanding the knowledge and use of new platforms for distance learning, especially virtual laboratories; raising the offer of upskilling and reskilling courses for continuous training in companies
To be ATTRACTIVE: training offer that combines the know-how and creativity of the territory with the wise use of technologies;
To be COMPETITIVE: enhancing talents and skills; provide the appropriate combination of skills in the education system / promote partnerships between higher education institutions, research centers and businesses at regional, national and international level; promote / generate excellence by supporting synergies between research and education;
To be INCLUSIVE AND SAFE: promoting social innovation and inclusion;
To be CONNECTED: supporting the internationalization of the training offer;
To be INTEGRATED: maximizing synergies on regional, national and international policies and on the use of funding.
CoVEs Field of expertise
New technologies (Industry 4.0); Green Innovation, sustainable development and production in manufacturing; Transnational joint pathways design; Laboratories for practical training activities design; Methods and approaches for carrying out joint research projects with companies; Structured guidance services both inbound and outbound in connection with upper secondary schools and companies.
CoVEs Strong Points
Strong, wide and complementary local network composed by companies, business associations, upper secondary schools, Universities, national and cross border clusters, local and sovralocal public bodies
Training offer strongly connected to the advanced manufacturing sector of the Puglia Region, involving a large number of companies and in supply chain with upper secondary schools and VET providers of the whole territory
Specialization of the Cove on New technologies (Industry 4.0), KETs, Sustainable development, Green innovation
Good expertise in international projects (participation in EU framework programmes, Interreg projects etc.).
FIAC - FONDAZIONE ITS A. CUCCOVILLO - Leader of the CoVE in Puglia
Person in charge for COVE in the leader organization
General Director at FIAC