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Towards a sustainable agro-food INDUstry: Capacity building programmes in Energy efficiency

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 785047

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 July 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 997 191,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 191,25

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain

Objective

The INDUCE project will develop an open access platform (INDUCE toolkit) where training material, online lessons, guidelines and tools will be available for companies aiming to increase their energy efficiency. Besides, the INDUCE methodology will be integrated in the platform with the objective of designing to design a specific capacity building programme for every company accessing the INDUCE toolkit, which will resulting in ad-hoc training adapted to the company’s needs and opportunities.

The INDUCE methodology will link knowledge transfer on energy efficiency with behavioural and organizational change models, so an energy culture and an environment conducive for change are established in the company, while employees are motivated to act in a more sustainable manner. Unique about this methodology is that it will follow a Human-Centered Design approach, in which every phase will be conducted in close cooperation with the end users of the capacity building programme. This will enable INDUCE to interact and test together with the companies the best interventions, measures, etc. to be implemented.

The INDUCE methodology and the toolkit will be both tested and validated in 15 pilot companies from the food and beverage sector in four countries that represent over 45% of the EU companies in this sector: Spain, France, the Netherlands and Germany. In a second replication step, an INDUCE community of trainers will be established by certifying 60 INDUCE trainers. They will be in charge of implementing the INDUCE methodology in another 300 companies, hence increasing INDUCE's impact up to 106 GWh/year of energy savings.

The INDUCE Consortium includes three well-know research centres with expertise in energy efficiency, behavioural science and decision-making processes. In addition, a partner in charge of training at national level and an association as multiplier organization has been involved in every pilot country. Finally, this competitive consortium is completed by a research oriented SME focussed on exploitation and dissemination.

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Address

Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3d
50018 Zaragoza

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 404 250

Participants (11)

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 32 608,08

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 319 061,25

FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE INDUSTRIAS DE LA ALIMENTACION Y BEBIDAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 128 967,50

FEDERATIE NEDERLANDSE LEVENSMIDDELEN INDUSTRIE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 62 375

FOOD-PROCESSING INITIATIVE E. V

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 101 268,75

SERVICES COOP DE FRANCE, UNION DES COOPERATIVES AGRICOLES

France

KWA Bedrijfsadviseurs B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 139 863,75

OKOTEC ENERGIEMANAGEMENT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 106 125

SYNYO GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 212 500

ASSOCIATION DE COORDINATION TECHNIQUE POUR L'INDUSTRIE AGROALIMENTAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 197 530

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 292 641,92

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 785047

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 July 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 997 191,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 191,25

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain