Organizations demand T-shaped professionals

While the concept of T-shaped skills is not so new, it is now more important than ever. Over the past decade, research has emphasized the need for today’s young professionals to possess deep disciplinary knowledge along with a keen ability to communicate across social, cultural and economic boundaries. These “T-shaped professionals” are in high demand for their ability to innovate, build relationships, advance research and strengthen their organizations. Continue reading “Organizations demand T-shaped professionals”

Courses and webinars related to technical topics in raw materials sector and to business and innovation

The BREAKit project offers online courses and webinars related to technical topics in raw materials sector and to business-oriented topics, such as innovations and business models in circular economy. The courses and webinars will be available for a broader audience through an open learning platform starting in September 2018. The dates of the September’s online courses and webinar are the following:

 Online courses

  • Concepts of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, 2 September 2018
  • Business Model Innovation, 24 September 2018

 Webinar

  • Circular economy business models, 20 September

Stay tuned – more information will be available soon!

If you want explore other dimensions in your research

BREAKit itinerary is your trip.  Application is open until 6th of July 2018.

Develop and practice transversal skills with a focus on creating value for potential customers of your research.

Meet other researchers in this exciting journey to innovation and market arena

Previous participants says about this  programme:

This training program was just right kind of training for my career after doctoral studies. It gave me new view to my research and the skills that I have really needed, now that I am working more with commercialization and project management. Learning by doing with great colleagues around Europe, professional teaching and well-organized training offers excellent environment for learning and personal development.”

Matti Lampinen, D.Sc.(Tech.), Lappeenranta University of Technology

You are not alone. Be part of the Raw Material community.

Download more information BREAKit programme itineraty

BREAKit goes to EIT RM CLC South Pleanary Meeting

If you want to know first hand about us, we will present the project at the plenary meeting that theEIT Raw Material CLC South has orgnised in Madrid.

Dates for the event are 21-23 of May and

Venue is UPM – School of Mining and Energy Engineering |Calle de Ríos Rosas, 21 – 28003 Madrid, Spain

We will do a presentation with other new education projects the 22nd at 12:15 – 13:00

We would like to hear from you!!!

Main barriers that hinder the creation the of T-shaped innovation champions

Together with the identification of the skills demanded by industry and research in professionals of the Raw Material sector, in BREAKit we want to put the focus on barriers and bottle necks that hinder the creation of these T-shaped innovation champions.

At this moment BREAKit is analysing the first findings of the results of the stakeholders’ consultation on this, which shows that the most important barriers are  in the formal educational path, where there is a strong focus on research and technical excellence and little on development of innovation & business skills in researchers, and also in the lack of practical training and relation with companies at the technical universities. Continue reading “Main barriers that hinder the creation the of T-shaped innovation champions”

New professional skills demanded by Raw Material industries

In BREAKit we aim at collecting information from RTOs, universities and industries in order to identify the main needs for creating T-shaped “innovation champions” in the Raw Material sector. And we are doing this through research and consultation with consortium partners and stakeholders in the sector. This means to identify the key skills and knowledge that will provide professionals capable to boost innovations, generate new business ideas and put them in the market. Continue reading “New professional skills demanded by Raw Material industries”

Engines on! Project launched!

Consortium family photo.  Kick off meeting 24-25 January at Tecnalia

At the end of one year people set their goals for the new one: do more exercise, give up smoking, learn to play ukulele, etc. all sort of personal goals. In January the sentence

Plan the work and work the plan

becomes a reality, at least for the people most committed.

This is the case of our Consortium. We have planned this project the last year. EIT Raw material found it interesting and now, in January, we started.

Tecnalia, as coordinator,  we hosted the Kick-off meeting the 24-25 of January2018 Continue reading “Engines on! Project launched!”