The TU Wien, founded in 1815, is located in the heart of Vienna. It is the largest technical university in Austria with about 30.000 students and 5000 employees. Its annual budget consists of about 271 million € of public funds plus about 90 million € of project and third-party funds. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering welcomes about 900 new students every year and offers a wide range of engineering majors within the three main curricula Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management and Plant Engineering (both Bachelor and consecutive Master). For this project proposal, the chair of Mechanical Engineering Informatics and Virtual Product Development (MIVP), part of the institute of Engineering Design and Product Development, takes the lead for the participation of TU Wien. The Institute has an internationally recognized expertise in a broad spectrum of product development, from the methodological side (design methodology, ecodesign) and the core application areas of machine elements to the IT support with regard to virtual product development. The MIVP research group under the direction of Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Manfred Grafinger was founded in 2006 and is responsible for all topics related to Computer Aided Design and Engineering (Virtual Product Development) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in research and education. This includes methodological aspects (systems engineering, design methodology, integrated product development) as well as tool aspects for 3D modelling, design automation, knowledge-based engineering and product information management. The institute has extensive hardware and software equipment in the corresponding field. The Virtual Product Development Lab consists of more than 100 High-End Graphic workstations equipped with all major PLM and CAx applications, a wide range of peripheral equipment, e.g. an VR powerwall, large format plotters and 3D printers for rapid prototyping, and a virtualized server infrastructure for hosting various PDM systems and other industrial IT applications. MIVP is also responsible for providing PLM solutions to research partners and performing the necessary customization and software integration, e.g. CAD. The group provides course and training material independent of specific CAx and PLM tools.