University of Westminster started out 180 years ago as the first Polytechnic in London and one of the first in the UK, established to educate the working people of London. The Politechic was re-designated as the University of Westminster in 1992. Today the University continues to build on this reputation, helping students from a variety of backgrounds to realise their full potential. The University supports more than 19,000 students of 169 nationalities on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The University have 183 industrial partners including large corporates, SMEs and charities, which offer placements and work experience to Westminster students.
Abut the role in the CO-VERSATILE project:
University of Westminster will act as a Technology Provider Competence Centre in the CO-VERSATILE project. They led WP7 coordinating all activities that took part before the official start of the project, generating description of manufacturing settings as vital inputs for the first build cycle. Their primary engagement will be in the WP2 where they will lead the T2.1 Build task to coordinate and support designing and manufacturing of products needed for addressing challenges of pandemics. They will also contribute as experts in scalable cloud-based simulation and as core developers of the CloudiFacturing Platform to the elaboration of the Digital Technopole.