TUS OI Lab - Bulgaria
DA-SPACE Open Innovation Lab Bulgaria is located in the building of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Sofia (TUS) – Building number 4 – in the center of the university campus and close to the University Library and the Student Centre. The campus itself is not that close to the city center, but it is easily accessible by bus and subway. Also, the lab's work is supported by GIS Innovative Transfer Centre.
Today's Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is one of the main successors of the Machine Faculty at the State Polytechnics, which was established in 1945. It prepares engineers in the Bachelor's degree in "Mechanical Engineering", "Mechatronics", "Engineering Design" and "Engineering Logistics", as well as Master's degree in "Mechanical and Instrument Engineering", "Mechatronics", "Engineering Design", "Engineering Logistics", "Technical Legislation and Quality Management", "Metrology and Measuring Equipment" and "Design of Innovative Engineering Products".
CHALLENGES - First cycle:
- Challenge BG 1 – Material Analysis System
- Challenge BG 2 – Manufacture of burrs-free alignment plates
- Challenge BG 3 – Self-calibrating multymaterial 3D printer
- Challenge BG 4 – Co-generating power unit for residential use
- Challenge BG 5 – Active mixer for two-component polyurethane adhesives
- Challenge BG 6 – Improving the mechanical properties of polymeric gears by adding carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
- Challenge BG 7 – Modernization of key phase of the production
CHALLENGES - Second cycle:
- Development of a robotized system for cocktail preparation
- Developing an intelligent home appliance control system
- Development of a system for controlling vacancies in a public parking lot
- Development of a system for controlling access to public parking by telephone
- Lightweight frame constructions using prefabricated carbon fiber and alloy elements
- Lightweight chain driven limited slip differential
- Measurement of micro-hardness of engineering non-metal composite materials
- Measurement of wear-resistance and coefficient of friction of newly developed composite material for marine use
- Methodology for Defying the Class of a Medical Device and the Common Requirements it Should Meet According to Regulation 2017/745
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