ENTICE: Evaluating Novel Tangible and Intangible Co-creative Experiential medical education
Project Description: ENTICE is an innovative medical education project under the Erasmus+ Programme. It aims to use co-creative methodologies in order to build a solid creation pipeline for medical experiential content bringing together a network of academics, medical educators and industrial content creators. These stakeholders will develop, evaluate and proliferate edu-centric immersive learning resources and tools aiming to support well-defined learning objectives using tangible and intangible resources (AR/VR/MR, 3D printing) that are highly sought after in the fields of anatomy and surgery. The ENTICE design, implementation and evaluation process will explore the effectiveness and efficiency of novel bespoke educational episodes that will be created within the project, utilizing various delivery approaches. This analysis will be distilled into best practices for academic and industry stakeholders, providing an evidence-based approach to the content creation industries for the integration of experiential learning tools in medical education
COOLTORISE: Raising summer energy poverty awareness to reduce cooling needs
Project Description: Energy poverty has traditionally been defined by wintertime heating, but it is just as important during the summer months. Up to 19 % of households in the EU reported being too hot during the summer. This is an important issue considering the recurring heatwaves across Europe. In this context, the EU-funded COOLTORISE project will establish a framework on summer energy poverty to define common solutions. It will pilot measures to reduce the impact of heatwaves in low efficient households and deliver tools and information both to households and stakeholders to ensure families can afford to keep their homes adequately cool during heatwaves.