OUTCOME, an Innovative Training Network

OUTCOME is an Innovative Training Network aiming to train early-stage researchers in what is referred to as an outstanding challenge in solid mechanics: developing novel solutions for the analysis and design of aerospace and defence structures subjected to extreme loading conditions.

Structural elements used in these sectors are frequently subjected to a large variety of unusually severe thermo-mechanical solicitations. New specific structural solutions are constantly developed to fulfil such requirements, which place these industrial sectors in the forefront of the technological innovation. Hereby, aerospace and defence industries constitute the natural meeting point between academia and entrepreneurial fabric.

A deep understanding of the response of structures under the aforementioned sharp solicitations is mandatory for design purposes. Unfortunately, not even today is easy to find researchers in the labour market with such specific (and complicated) understanding. Aerospace and defence industries require highly-qualified technical staff capable of developing research and innovation within the framework of structural mechanics. This is the precise context where OUTCOME project lies: The leitmotif of this ITN is to train creative and innovative researchers ready to face structural-engineering challenges which arise in the vanguard of technological innovation

Tasks developed by Qi Europe

Qi Europe has been contracted by the project coordinator, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, to act as an external ethical advisor during the whole project development. Main task will be the ethical impact assessment in the project, addressing aspects such as dual use, exclusive civilian focus and misuse risks. The results of the ethical assessment will be regularly reported to the Commission.

Check the official site for objectives, methodology, expected impact and more:

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (SP, Coord)

University of Lorraine (FR)

Israel Institute of Technology TECHNION (IL)

Cimulec SAS (FR)

EADS CASA Espacio (SP)

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (IL)

Aerosertec (SP)

Europa Media Trainings (HU)

Yellow Research (NE)