University of Coimbra launches 'UC Factory Lab', Portugal's first industrial environment simulator

The inauguration of the UC Factory Lab, a unit that replicates real processes and settings in a modern factory, will be held on Friday, 5 July, in the presence of the Minister of Education, Science and Innovation.

02 july, 2024≈ 2 min read

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Next Friday, 5 July at 4 pm, the University of Coimbra will inaugurate the UC Factory Lab, designed to simulate the setting of a modern factory. The Minister of Education, Science, and Innovation, Fernando Alexandre, and the Rector of the University of Coimbra, Amílcar Falcão will preside over the event.

The UC Factory Lab is a unique, innovative space in Portuguese higher education, designed as a learning factory that replicates the industrial environment and can be adapted to different sectors. It aims to provide practical training to university students, secondary school students and companies, focusing on emerging industrial resources such as digitalisation, automation, advanced robotics, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT).