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!”