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ErgoDesign Meeting,
November 2022

On November 10, 2022, the partners met online to discuss the most important issues related to the implementation of the survey within the Delphi Method. The elements of the Dissemination Plan were also recalled and its importance for the success of the ErgoDesign project was emphasized. What was established then was the need for further promotion of the project and intensification of activities on the expert survey supporting the determination of important issues in the field of our subject matter.




ErgoDesign - Erasmus+ Project during the Science Month at Varna University of Technology, September 2022




   The Science Month 2022 at Varna University of Technology began with the opening of the exhibition/competition "SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TU - VARNA" on October 10, 2022.

   The event was officially opened by prof. Eng. Todor Ganczew, vice-rector for scientific activity. The event brought together students and lecturers of Varna University of Technology.

   Our Project implemented as part of the Erasmus+ project was also among the presented scientific activities!

Anna Stasiuk-Piekarska (PUT)



1st Transnational Project Meeting, September 2022

PR1: Presentation of the results from the evaluation from external expert on Dynamic Toolkit, discussion on possible improvements for the final version of the DT
Maria Balanou (NTUA) presented the Dynamic Toolkit (DT) developed by NTUA. She also showed the results of the questionnaire regarding this DT filled in by the external evaluators. It allowed us to define suggestions and improvements for its final version.
PR2: Update on “PR2/A1: State of-the-art and definition of first principles”
Beata Mrugalska (PUT) presented “PR2/A1: State of-the-art and definition of first principles”.  She proposed a common folder for ErgoDesign project on GDrive where the Academic partners can upload the requested information how HEI courses in topics related to ergonomic and bioengineering are designed and delivered in EU countries, focusing on methods and topics (special attention will be given to aspects relating to people with special needs’ requirements) and about good practices in other countries referring to training methodologies and practical activities meant for training students in the use of software and digital tools.
PR2: Brainstorming on “PR2/A2 Delphi study”
Anna Stasiuk-Piekarska (PUT) presented the Delphi Method. In order to evaluate the information collected in A1 and the design principles first version, the partners defined the criteria for the selection of a group of experts, from both partners and other countries, including also people with special needs and representatives of organizations working with people with special needs (including the AP).
PR3: Updates “PR3/A2: Constant update and maintaining of the platform”
Tihomir Dovramadjiev (TUV) presented the updates on PR3. The website and the platform are already connected. 
Angelos Markopoulos (NTUA)



ErgoDesign Meeting,
August 2022

In August 2022, the partners agreed on the final agenda for the meeting in Athens. The meeting will be hosted by NTUA and will last two days. NTUA, as leader of PR1, will have the occasion to present the results of the evaluation from external expert on Dynamic Toolkit, to discuss possible improvements for the final version of the DT. PUT and TUV, respectively leaders of PR2 and PR3, will present the progress of the activities, asking for partners’ contribution and feedback.The ErgoDesign partners are looking forward to finally working together in person, after almost one year from the beginning of the project… Athens will be the perfect spot for this first meeting!

Giuditta Pasta (Valuedo)


ErgoDesign Meeting,
July 2022


The Dynamic Toolkit aims to help its users, usually professionals from the medical sector, to put in order the various digital tools that can be used for designing and producing 3D printed models of any kind of medical implants, to systemize them according to a common format and to create a tool that can help them select the suitable software for the right purpose.

Angelos Markopoulos, Maria Balanou (NTUA)


ErgoDesign Meeting,
June 2022


In June the project consortium received their passwords to test in real the intellectual project output PR3 – ErgoDesign collaboration platform. The platform will have a lot of engaging content to offer but we started from creating our own profiles.

Tihomir Dovramadjiev (TUV)




4th Virtual Meeting,
May 2022

The leader of the PR1, NTUA represented by Angelos Markopoulos, presented the software described by all the partners. The descriptions of the tools will represent the basis for the construction of the Dynamic Toolkit that will be made available in beta version for internal and external tests.

The leader of PR2, Beata Mrugalska (PUT), updated the partners on the state-of-art for PR2. All partners will collect information on how HEI courses in topics related to ergonomic and bioengineering are designed and delivered in EU countries, focusing on methods and topics. Special attention will be given to aspects relating to people with special needs’ requirements, so to provide information all along the modules design, of which the curriculum will be composed of, and develop a specific module in the final curriculum. Partners will also analyse good practices in other countries referring to training methodologies and practical activities meant for training students in the use of software and digital tools.

The leader of the PR3, TUV represented by Tihomir Dovramadjiev, presented the collaborative platform which is integrated in the Moodle. In the next step it will be integrated within the ErgoDesign project website.


3rd Virtual Meeting,
April 2022

The leader of the PR3, TUV represented by Tihomir Dovramadjiev, presented the collaborative platform which we will be an easy-to-use interface, designed to be responsive, accessible, easy to navigate on desktops and mobile devices, conceived to allow a two-way sharing between trainers and learners: learners will get training and information, but also will provide them.  It will be of paramount importance for ensuring the sustainability of project outcomes (dynamic toolkit, curriculum, training materials, exercises, Trainers’ Handbook, e-learning course, all other training materials available in this one-stop shop) and their exploitation (freely available for 5 years after the project’s end). All the partners discussed the technology they would like to use to the collaborative platform.

Anna Stasiuk-Piekarska (PUT)

2nd Virtual Meeting,
April 2022

The leader of the PR1, NTUA represented by Angelos Markopoulos, asked all the partners to choose and describe the software we already know and use in practice, even if it will be possible to add more software besides the proposed ones we choose to work on. For this aim, we defined the template how the description of the software should look like to collect the similar results.

Anna Stasiuk-Piekarska (PUT)


1st Virtual Meeting,
March 2022

The leader of the PR1, NTUA represented by Angelos Markopoulos, explained the further steps for this project result. In the incoming weeks all University partners will identify software/digital tools according to the technical specifications defined in PR1/A1 and fill in the template for the description of the software/tools.

Anna Stasiuk-Piekarska (PUT)



Kick-off Meeting,
January 2022

On 24-25.01.2022 the first meeting of the consortium implementing the Erasmus + ErgoDesign project took place. The partners presented their achievements and plans for the implementation of the project. The area of project management and reporting, administrative and financial issues and Quality Assurance Plan were presented.

On the second day, presentation, and discussion of the proposed action plan (methodology, upcoming tasks, responsibilities) and technical requirements and functionalities of the online collaborative platform were presented.

The aim of this block was to: ensure that all partner agreements are signed, appoint Steering Committee members, discuss channels of communication, agree on the schedule of virtual meetings, validate the dates and places of project meetings, present project indicators etc.


Positive verification,
December 2021


Yupi! We are happy that the ErgoDesign project has been positively verified in the Erasmus + program. We are starting work on the project which supports the introduction of ergonomic and bioengineering innovations in implantology and prosthetics. The leader of the Consortium is the Poznan University of Technology.