Projects

Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis

A cross-sectoral blueprint for a sustainable process industry.

The main objective of the project is to develop a blueprint for a European Intensive Industries Skills Agenda and Strategy (SPIRE-SAIS) for an ongoing and short-termed implementation of new skills demands concerning cross-sectoral circular economy. Against the background of multi-faced, cumulative and constantly changing economic challenges and digital development, human resources policy could only be successful by integrating all the relevant actors and stakeholders. Economic, digital and technological developments, as well as increasing energy efficiency and environmental demands, present the European (and global) Industry with many challenges, not least of which is to continuously update the qualification, knowledge and skill profile of the workforce. The aim of this project is to realise an industry driven and coordinated sustainable cross-sectoral blueprint for a Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) addressing its recent and future challenges in immediate and enduring ways. A Blueprint strategy for human capital development through a Cross-Sector Skills Alliance on Energy Intensive Industries (EII) will be developed within a (social) innovation process involving a broad range of key stakeholders from the eight sectors of the SPIRE public-private partnership. The alliance of related sector associations or technology platforms, training providers, and research partners is characterised by a huge competence based on a long list of projects for energy efficiency, industrial symbiosis (IS) and related Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Partners
International Synergies LTD, United Kingdom
A.SPIRE, Belgium
European Aluminium Association AISBL, Belgium
Industrial Minerals Association Europe, Belgium
The European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP), Belgium
European Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform, Belgium
Carmeuse, Belgium
ECEG, Belgium
Suez Groupe, France
Technische Universit├Ąt Dortmund, Germany
Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany
Mytilineos, Greece
Rina Consulting – Centro Sviluppo Materiali Spa, Italy
Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di perfezionamento SA, Italy
Ferriere Nord Spa, Italy
Visionary Analytics UAB, Lithuania
H20-People B.V., Netherlands
Instytut Metali Niezelaznych, Poland
Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Portugal
Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Pentru Metale NEFE, Romania
Asociacion de Investigacion de Lasindustrias Ceramicas aice, Spain
Fundacion Circe Centro de Investigacion de Recursos y Consumos, Spain
Sidenor Aceros Especiales SL, Spain

Programme: Erasmus+

Project manager: James Woodcock

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