The Federation for International Refractories Research and Education (FIRE): Progress and Outcome on Education, Research and Industrial Partnership
|Periodical||Advances in Science and Technology (Volume 70)|
|Main Theme||12th INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS CONGRESS PART I|
|Edited by||Pietro VINCENZINI and James P. BENNETT|
|Citation||Michel Rigaud, 2010, Advances in Science and Technology, 70, 1|
|Online since||October, 2010|
|Keywords||Crowdsourcing, FIRE, Outsourcing, Refractory Education, Refractory Research|
FIRE has been incorporated as a non-profit organization in Canada, in May 2005. It is by now a network of professors, researchers and industrial partners, representing eight different universities spread in six different nations and eleven multinational companies, who have gathered, to undertake well-defined precompetitive research projects, and to train highly-qualified personnel for the industry. The evolution of the refractory education arena, in an economically globalized world, caught in a maelstrom of technical changes, is presented. The changes of paradigm from the “information age society” to the “crowdsourcing” in background, the FIRE realization are highlighted in such a context of “conceptual age society” are considered, with the concept of “coopetition”.