3rd meeting ”Innovative Training and New Business Opportunities in the Energy Market”

Within the European program entitled IBM+ -Innovative Training and New Business Opportunities in the Energy Market- which has been approved and funded by the Spanish National Unit of European Programs under ERASMUS + framework, third project meeting of the partnership was held at Trikala (Greece) in the premises of Developmental Centre Of Thessaly (AKETH) between 31 and 31st of May 2016.

The main objective of the project is to select, adapt, develop and facilitate the necessary knowledge, tools and methods to train energy sector agents in the use of innovative techniques for the design and development of New Business Models within the energy sector in an agile way, in order to be able to offer new products/services adapted to the system changes and to costumers requirements.

During the third partnership meeting the results of the research contacted in the context of the project concerning the training needs in the partner countries about innovative business models that can be applied in the case of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) were presented, analyzed and discussed. Finally the framework and the guidelines regarding development of innovative educational material (what will be developed in the framework of the project) were presented by Development Center of Thessaly (AKETH) as responsible partner for this intellectual output.

Apart from Development Centre in Thessaly in the IBM+ project participate as partners: the University of East London (UEL), Energy Cluster of Extremadura a private non-profit association of entrepreneurs, launched by the Government of Extremadura (Spain), the Foundation FUNDECYT Scientific and Technological Park of Extremadura (Spain) and the European Certification and Qualification Association (ESQA) from Austria which provides a world-wide unified certification schema for numerous professions.

After the end of the project’s meeting, project partners had the chance to visit both the town of Trikala and the Meteora region.

3rd meeting IBM