Robotics, IIoT, people and change in the context of Industry 4.0: introducing the last executive Master, Emma, module organised by Comau and Escp

Turin, September 24, 2021 – From September 20th to the 25th, the final session of the third edition of the Executive Master in “Manufacturing Automation and Digital Transformation” (EMMA), conceived by Comau in collaboration with ESCP Business School, will be held at the Comau Headquarters in Grugliasco. 

This is the fifth and last week of training of a course which began in July 2020. Designed for executive profiles, company directors, managers and professionals, it has been articulated in 5 different educational paths. The general objective of the Master is to provide participants with the necessary skills to develop cutting-edge technologies, understand the technological changes taking place in production systems and face the new leadership challenges posed by Industry 4.0. As such, “People and Change” is the main theme of the final module, which has been organised at Comau headquarters and follows the other, already concluded modules, “Industry 4.0”, “Product & Process Innovation”, “Scale-up and Industrialisation” and “Supply Chain”.

The 2020-2021 edition of the EMMA Executive Master involves 25 participants from Canada, France, Poland, Italy, India, UAE and Qatar. For the first time, the course has taken place entirely at a distance due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The opportunity has allowed teachers and students to experience a new and stimulating way of working. The success of this experience has led Comau to host the last training module at its headquarters, alternating in-person and online classes, to allow students and teachers who cannot physically attend the event to follow all the activities.

The “People and Change” module program is divided into several educational moments. The work opens from Monday, September 20th to Wednesday 22nd with the course “People & Change Management” in the Industry 4.0 panorama, held by ESCP Business School. At the end of the course, students can visit the Comau showroom to discover the latest technologies developed for Factory 4.0. On Thursday the 23rd, participants are expected at the Stellantis plant in Mirafiori to see the production line of the Maserati Levante up close; this is followed by a course on “Virtual Robotics” and a debate on “Cyber Security IIoT” thanks to the intervention and collaboration of TIM. Friday 24th September will focus on the courses “HUMANufacturing & Connectivity” and “Robotic & Automation” led by Comau managers, in addition to Comau Academy’s immersive workshop, “Virtual and Real e.DO Experience”, which introduces the use of e.DO robots in dual mode, physical and remote. Closing the week, on Saturday the 25th, participants will attend the Comau Academy workshop “Robo Chain and Robotic Additive Manufacturing”, followed by a presentation and discussion of the projects undertaken during the Master.

Ezio Fregnan, Director of the Comau Academy and Education Business said, “The consolidated collaboration with a prestigious reality such as ESCP Business School has allowed us to successfully organise this edition of the Master EMMA, which took place in a particularly complex period due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The specialisation course, in addition to updating executive profiles on the key competencies of Industry 4.0, was therefore an opportunity to experience what we have called ‘action learning’, an innovative way of working and learning that will help to further enrich the professional profiles of each participant.

Giovanni Scarso-Borioli, Academic Co-Director of the EMMA of ESCP Business School, added, “The objective of the EMMA Master is to provide participants with the essential knowledge to implement innovative projects, in line with the manufacturing needs of the 4.0 manufacturing sector. For this reason, the experience of a partner like Comau in the technological, industrial and training fields is undoubtedly strategic and important, as well as being a starting point to build increasingly challenging educational paths together.”