VLFT Project



Tallinn University of Technology

Tallinn, Estonia
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), the only technological university in Estonia, is the flagship of Estonian engineering and technology education. TalTech is to become one of the leading technological universities in the Baltic Sea region. By relying on academic competencies and professional management, TalTech responds actively to the needs of the rapidly developing society and is involved in tackling the challenges of the digital era. Study and teaching here is based on internationally recognized research and the graduates are highly rated on the labour market.


Tauno Otto Tauno Otto, Head of Development of School of Engineering, Professor in Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, tauno.otto@taltech.ee
Vladimir Kuts Vladimir Kuts, PhD, Researcher, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, vladimir.kuts@taltech.ee
Kashif Mahmood Kashif Mahmood, PhD, Engineer, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, kashif.mahmood@taltech.ee


Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Computer Science and Control

Budapest, Hungary
Organisation type: Research Institute/Centre

The MTA SZTAKI is a research institute, governed by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Upon the charge by the Secretary-general of the Academy, the supervision of the scientific activity pursued at the Institute is provided by the Board of the Institute.

MTA SZTAKI is the acronym of the Hungarian name of the institute, while its full English name is "Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences".

The Institute was founded in 1964. Its staff consists of more than 300 full-time employees, more than 200 with university diploma and more than 70 with scientific degrees.

The fundamental task of the Institute is to perform basic and application-oriented research in an interdisciplinary setting in the fields of computer science, engineering, information technology, intelligent systems, process control, wide-area networking and multimedia.

Contract-based target research, development, training and expert support for domestic and foreign industrial, governmental and other partners are important activities at the Institute.

The mission of MTA SZTAKI includes the transfer of up-to-date research results and state-of-the-art technology to university students. The Institute is very active in graduate and postgraduate education, co-operating with most technical universities in Hungary and operating common chairs, postgraduate programs with them. More than 40 members of the Institute’s researchers conduct regular lectures/classes at graduate and postgraduate levels, and senior researchers hold part-time positions as university professors. 20-30 Ph.D. students and 20-30 graduate students participate in the work of the Institute.

Basic research - main domains:

  • Computer Science
  • Systems- and control theory
  • Engineering and business intelligence
  • Machine perception and human-computer interaction

R & D Activities:

  • Vehicles and transportation systems
  • Production informatics and logistics
  • Energy and sustainable development
  • Security and surveillance
  • Networks, networking systems and services, distributed computing


H-1111 Budapest, Kende u. 13-17.
H-1518 Budapest, P.O.B. 63, Hungary
+36 1 279 6000 · contact@sztaki.mta.hu

VLFT ERASMUS+ contact links:

Peter Kovacs Peter Kovács, M.Sc., Software Engineer, peter.kovacs@sztaki.hu
Akos Hamori Akos Hamori, B.Sc., Software Developer, akos.hamori@sztaki.hu
Peter Kopacsi Peter Kopacsi, B.Sc., Software Developer, peter.kopacsi@sztaki.hu
Gabor Erdos Gabor Erdos, Ph.D., Deputy head of research laboratory, gabor.erdos@sztaki.hu
Geza Haidegger Geza Haidegger, PhD., senior CIM research engineer, haidegger@sztaki.hu +36 70 3100870


Politecnico di Milano

Milan, Italy
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)

Politecnico di Milano is among the leading scientific and technological universities in Europe and it is the largest technical university in Italy.

According to QS Ranking 2019, PoliMi holds the 7th position in world, the 3rd in Europe and the 1st in Italy in the field of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has over 100 professors (full, associate, assistant), approximately 70 research fellows, 43 employees among technical and administrative staff and almost 100 PhD candidates. A network consisting of over 250 companies acts as a strategic partner for the development of research; furthermore, competitive research projects, as well as those related to product innovation and services, are developed, accounting for approximately EUR 7 million per year (70% from the private industrial sector and 30% from public funding – National Ministries and the European Community).


Giorgio Colombo Giorgio Colombo, MsC, Full Professor, giorgio.colombo@polimi.it
Marcello Urgo Marcello Urgo, PhD, Assistant Professor, marcello.urgo@polimi.it
Massimo Manzini Massimo Manzini, PhD, Post-Doc Researcher, massimo.manzini@polimi.it
Marcello Lorusso Marcello Lorusso, MsC, PhD student, marcello.lorusso@polimi.it


Chalmers University of Technology

Gothenburg, Sweden
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)


The National Research Council

Rome, Italy
Organisation type: Research Institute/Centre