The Technical University of Crete (TUC) is a rather new Academic Institution; however, a fast growing university, which consists of five Schools. TUC was established in 1977 and admitted students for the first time in Fall of 1984. TUC encompasses 57 laboratories with excellent infrastructure, which are spread over the different schools. The school of Production Engineering and Management (PEM) (https://www.pem.tuc.gr
) will be in charge of the work to be undertaken within the proposed project. PEM school of TUC, is the first and largest academic unit in Greece for production engineering and management studies. The School of PEM has coordinated or participated in a considerable number of successful projects, in collaboration with European and Mediterranean Partner Country institutions. The research projects are mainly funded by the European Commission, and some by the Greek Government and non-governmental institutions. The primary pursuit of the School is to develop applied research projects in collaboration with industry and enterprises, aiming at their improvement, growth, development and modernization.