CEL Projects focuses on bringing students, HEI staff and company experts to work together. The idea is that students from different study programs and nationalities are brought together to form mixed groups in order to solve a industry or research topic.

Description: During implementation of a CEL project, three groups of students compete in solving the proposed topic over one academic semester. Their work is supervised by teachers from participant universities and representatives from the company or research groups.

The work on problem solving involves one intensive week at the start of the project and distance working and virtual meetings during the semester. At the end of the project virtual seminars are organized where the three student groups present their results to the company/research group. Read more : CEL Projects Brochure.

1st Round of CEL Projects

In the first Round of CEL Projects, three such projects are implemented. The projects implementation period is associated with the spring semester in each of the 3 partner HEIs. The intensive week is organized during week 7 (12-16 Feb 2024). The selected topics for the three projects are:


Topic: Design of an olive quality control system

Objective: Design and develop a station (machine vision system) able to classify the olive quality based on multispectral and or hyperspectral images of olive fruits.


Topic: Design of a 3-axes GANTRY ROBOT (3GR)

Objective: Design a 3-axes GANTRY ROBOT subject to the following requirements: –  the movement along the X, Y, Z axes is carried out using electric motors mounted on the fixed base of the robot (they must not be mounted on moving parts); the transmission of the movement for the axes (X, Y, Z) is done using toothed belts; the robot workspace is 300 x 400 x 200 mm3 (X, Y, Z)

CEL3 – Valmet

Topic: Design of a test object for a pressing-based manufacturing process

Objective: Conceptualizing and designing a “test object” for a pressing-based manufacturing process. The knowledge from such tests can be used to adjust process parameters and mechanics for totally new concept of pressing wood-based materials

Each of the three CEL Projects start with an intensive week organized by the hosting HEI in each of the three EU countries. During the intensive week all participant students have the opportunity to meet, organize the teams, interact with company and research groups experts on the proposed topics, participate in tailored lectures and social activities. The agenda of the first round intensive weeks are:

ISR CEL Project

AGENDA – Intensive week

TUCN CEL Project

AGENDA – Intensive week


AGENDA – Intensive week