Interview with the research team of ASSETs+ on CTSoc News on Consumer Technology

CTSoc News on Consumer Technology (NCT) has published an interview with our partners from the University of Pisa, Gualtiero Fantoni, ASSETs+ Project Coordinator, and Filippo Chiarello, Assistant professor at the School of Engineering, about the ASSETs+ project, the challenges of the defence sector and how the project is facing these challenges.

The fast pace of technological evolution is radically changing the labour market. Design educational content for the workforce of the near future is essential.

European Defence industry is struggling in finding well-suited workers to ensure leadership, competitiveness, and sustainability in the medium- to long-term on the international panorama. In addition, young generations are not engaged in Defence issues and usually don’t see careers in Defence as promising opportunity. Therefore, Defence companies should develop new strategies to attract and keep young talented workers.

There are many prejudices about Defence activities, however this industry is always at the frontiers of innovation offering the more advanced technologies and a very international and multidisciplinary environment.

The ASSETs+ project is working to explode the myths and biases around the Defence sector and designing new courses and challenges (i.e.European Defence Challenge) able to attract students’ attention.

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