SPECTRO – SPecialised Education programmes in CybersecuriTy and RObotics

GIM Robotics joins in SPECTRO as the sole robotics company

Having a long pre-company time history with Helsinki University of Technology (later Aalto University), GIM Robotics is thrilled to announce that it is part of the EU funded and EIT-Digital coordinated SPecialised Education programmes in CybersecuriTy and Robotics (SPECTRO) consortium. The kick-off event took place in Brussels, September 21-22, 2023.

Double degrees

SPECTRO will focus on the design and delivery of two double-degree master’s programmes (ISCED Level 7, 120 ECTS) in two key digital technology areas for the future of Europe:

  1. Cybersecurity
  2. Robotics

Extensive and diverse consortium

The two specialised master’s programmes, which will also include a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will be designed and delivered by a consortium consisting of 12 higher education institutions from 7 different countries, 2 innovative SMEs, 1 leading research centre in Information Systems and EIT Digital, a pan-European organisation with in-depth knowledge and experience in the digital skills domain. GIM Robotics is the only robotics SME in the consortium. The consortium includes our alma mater, Aalto University.

A lot of tech and some innovation and biz

SPECTRO aspires to support the growth of a digitalised European economy and society, fostering the empowerment of its citizens and businesses while ensuring the security of Europe’s digital supply chains. The launch of SPECTRO comes at a critical juncture where Europe is keen on nurturing digital talents. The project aims to:

  • Develop advanced digital skills focusing on Cybersecurity and Robotics.
  • Contribute to the development of a digitalised European economy and society.
  • Improve the educational landscape through specialised Master’s Programmes and related certifications.
  • Ensure educational accessibility and diversity, irrespective of gender, age, or socio-economic backgrounds.

The programme will roll out two double-degree master’s programmes focusing on Cybersecurity and Robotics. Notably, both will also include a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, allowing students to gain additional academic credits through dedicated curricula and a summer programme. This infusion of entrepreneurial education aims to create professionals capable of driving innovation and technological advancements in their respective fields.

Master programs and separate modules

Scheduled for a four-year duration, SPECTRO will run its Master’s programmes and self-standing modules for two full cycles. The project also promises extensive marketing, promotion, and communication activities to attract the desired target audience and maximize the outreach of its educational offerings.

We surely have some insights to share with the SPECTRO students

GIM Robotics is honored to be part of this great group of high-quality members, and we are happy to be able to share our expertise for example in commercialization of solutions for Field & Service robots and modern mobile working machines. Helping to train the next generation of robotics engineers on the European level is naturally very important to all of us. We have been doing that earlier for example by being a partner in the MORE ITN(Innovative Training Network) for doctoral students.

More information:

You can find more information about the project (e.g., members, deliverables, etc.) from the SPECTRO website: https://www.eitdigital.eu/eu-collaborations/spectro

and from SCIENE | BUSINESS network’s website: https://sciencebusiness.net/news/universities/ecosystem-eit-digital-recruits-companies-stay-ahead-skills-curve