Numerous projects are carried out by CIAMs affiliates and experts. These include PhD projects, industry projects and international projects. Projects play a very important role in shaping knowledge to fit the business ideas of members for use in a more sustainable and benefitting manner.


The Cluster recognizes that the two ways to establish such important projects are either by initiating own projects or being a partner for external projects. Either ways require us to have an up to date knowledge and understanding of our partners needs, business thinking and real operational challenges. By working closely and actively together in the most relevant projects such challenges can be turned into opportunities gearing towards long term value creation, for all partners, in sustainable manners.

CIAM continues to stay abreast of the latest and the newest by paying due attention to national R&D programs, the industrial sectors, state and public sectors, and international R&D programs. Interactive sessions with partners and Knowledge Hubs have very critical roles in this context.

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    Educating Graduate Students for Industry 4.0 (EduInd4)

    The collaboration of the three institutions (University of Stavanger in Norway, Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University in Azerbaijan) will foster the development of competence that will enable the students to be skillful in future industrial jobs. In addition to that, goals set for the project includes developing project-based contents of Predictive Maintenance and Operations Optimization, establishing joint research-based activities and enhancing industrial collaboration through summer industrial internships.

    EduInd4 is in close cooperation with CIAM and the industry which is important in terms of establishing joint research activities (master thesis) and summer industrial internships.

    The project begins Fall of 2019.