60+ Good practices and more in “Industry 4.0 Skills”

Good Practices, Interactive Database and a Catalogue with all collected materials free for download

We, the team of the European project “Skills and Competences for Work in Industry 4.0”, funded by the Erasmus + program, are proud to present the results of our work, intended for all stakeholders interested in increasing their knowledge and adapting their skills to the challenges of Industry 4.0.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, as a trend towards automation and data exchange in production technologies, requires a transformation in various basic technologies, processes and organizational changes. This framework serves largely as a guideline for companies and their work teams in their quest to become part of Industry 4.0 with the right technologies and the right skills.

We are ready to inform about more than 60 successful examples of how to make the transition from labor-intensive work to intensive work in an industrial environment, and present to stakeholders (such as trainers in VET and adult education, human resource management, labor market policy experts, industry workers, students and job seekers) good examples of how other organizations have implemented new policies, initiatives, methods, programs and projects to achieve the necessary transformation of skills in their work teams.

We have been working on the topic for two years and now our work on the project is coming to an end. In this regard, we are proud to announce our achievement.

A collection of good practices. More than 60 good practices have been collected as use cases and successful approaches for implementing professional training according to the needs of Industry 4.0. Our focus on people and their skills, as transversal competencies, present many technology use cases that illustrate the changes occurring at the company level and the resulting benefits for both organizations and employees. In addition, three types of technologies are described as examples: enabling technologies, process improvement technologies, and organization improvement technologies.

Catalog “Skills and Competences in Industry 4.0”. Valuable information, together with all good practices, are presented in a special catalog that can be downloaded for free from anywhere in the world. Link https://industryfourzero-skills.eu/best-practices-catalog /.

Database. All good practices can be searched and downloaded separately from our purpose-built electronic platform, position on our website. The database is publicly available here: https://industryfourzero-skills.eu/database/.

Forum. We have created a Facebook page and group as a forum for discussion and various topics. There we promote various materials, educational videos, articles that present opportunities and obstacles that Industry 4.0 brings to businesses and employees.

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/industry4skills/ .

Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/industry4skills/

Nomadland in Slovenia

Three-day meeting in Idrija, June 21 – 23, 2022

Idrija, Slovenia

An introductory face-to-face meeting of the Nomadland project partners was held in Idrija and was aimed at reviewing the project work already started in April ’22 and planning future activities.

Additionally, the ID20 hosts had organized an interesting tour of beautiful Idrija and its surroundings. We visited the Giser mining house, emblematic of the region, with interest. We also went to the Zgornja Idrijca Landscape Park and got to know the culinary and other beauties of the Ledin Plateau.

Nomadland is a European project funded by the Erasmus+ program, aimed at a growing group of people who are increasingly imposing a new trend in the way of working and living – these are the digital nomads. They travel the world and can work anywhere as long as they have a computer and a good internet connection. Rural areas have great potential to become a desirable destination for digital nomads and a preferred place to stay and work. On the other hand, in this way a negative trend associated with the outflow of young people from rural areas can be significantly reduced.

That is why the Nomadland project presents a completely new look at the countryside as an entry point for digital nomads and, therefore, the development of young people in the countryside.

Nomadland project is co-financed by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ project.

Stay tuned for more from our work in Nomadland.

Great support is opening up for initial steps towards IP protection

INI-Novation Bulgaria is proud to be partner of the so-called LEARN IP project consortium. The LEARN-IP project targets the development and exploitation of an online training programme to support cultural heritage managers and cultural tourism actors with the effective use of digital technologies to check for compliance with Intellectual Property Right (IPR) regulations.
IPR generation has hardly been included in the curricula of formal cultural heritage and tourism education. This has to be changed, because IPR can not only protect rights, but can also be used to develop new business opportunities for those involved. European IPR owners need access to effective ways of protecting their values internationally for growth and competitiveness to avoid that the economic and social potential of IPRs gets lost. They need skills to identify, protect, apply and valorise it. When their ideas, brands and products are pirated and counterfeited, expertise and jobs are affected.

This is exactly where our LEARN-IP comes in: the training programme will act as an online “guided tour” through IPR regulations and will indicate what can be done to legally protect your property, expertise and knowledge. The training will also show when professional help is recommended.This is considered to be very important, because in the professional world very often there is also a financial issue, since legal advice for IPR can be expensive and can hardly be covered by smaller institutions.

In 2021, great support is opening up for financing initial steps towards IP protection: The “Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund” is a 20 million Euro grant scheme created to help European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access their intellectual property rights. Supported by the European Commission and the EUIPO, the “Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund” is aimed at businesses that wish to develop their IP strategies and protect their IP rights, at national, regional or EU level. The fund is covering IP pre-diagnostic services (IP scan) and/or trade mark and design applications. Each SME can be reimbursed up to a maximum of EUR 1 500. More information can be found on the Ideas Powered for business hubhttps://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/online-services/sme-fund

If you are interested in the LEARN-IP project and if you would need support in setting up your IP strategy, please contact us under info@ini-novation.com.

European project SKIVRE – Multiplier event in Bulgaria

Topic of the event “Development of skills for valorisation of the European religious heritage and good practices”

The Bulgarian capital Sofia hosted an event organized by “INI-Novation Bulgaria” OOD. under the European project SKIVRE on October 26, 2020.

Participants were representatives from different sectors such as tourism, regional development, students at the Faculty of Theology at Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“, representatives of monastic shops and retailers offering monastic products, as well as other stakeholders interested in the topic “Development of skills for valorization of European religious heritage and good practice”.

The event was organized as a multiplier seminar in Bulgaria in the name of the European project SKIVRE, funded by ERASMUS+ Programme. It presented the results that the partners in the project achieved during their two years of hard work: the SKIVRE Training Program including 10 learning modules and the illustration of many good practices. They were demonstrated during the event as well as the SKIVRE’s online training platform, through which all training materials can be freely accessed by interested stakeholders for self-learning purposes (https://training.skivre.eu/main/toolbox.php).

Topics such as “Monastery production as an exciting connection between the past and the future” were presented by Ms. Diana Georgieva, as well as the results of a market analysis study conducted in 20 European monasteries by the SKIVRE project partners under the lead of Ms. Angela Ivanova from “INI-Novation Bulgaria” OOD. Video presentations of the good practices from Bulgaria “The Kremikovtsi Monastery “St. George the Victorious”, Tsurnogorski Monastery ” St. Kozma and Damian” and the German Monastery “Kloster Bronnbach ” were shown.

Dr. Wolfgang Kniejski, Managing Director of “INI-Novation Bulgaria” OOD, presented an in-depth analysis of the role of monastic products in the development of the regions and the tourism industry. Examples of good practice were provided and many questions were discussed on how to build successful cooperation and networks of interaction between the representatives of tourism and monasteries in a given region.

Additionally, the seminar included external speakers, such as Ms. Blagovesta Chifligarova, an expert in the field of tourism in Bulgaria. She shared her experience in the field of religious tourism in Bulgaria with the other participants, presenting the topic “Religious tourism and its benefits for the development of the regions.” Other external participants also got involved and introduced the audience to their good practices. Due to the great interest and the inability to attend in person, participants had the opportunity to join and participate online in the event.