Both research projects have been funded by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) in the framework of its collaboration with the 4gune - Basque Engineering, Science and Technology Cluster, which includes, among other university centres, the Deusto Faculty of Engineering. RENSKILL and S4SYMB are aimed at identifying competences in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

After being launched in the framework of the #Students4Sustainability programme, RENSKILL (1) and S4SYMB (2) continue to contribute to the generation of scientific knowledge, in this case, with a high-impact publication. Specifically, the results of the projects have been published in the Environmental Sciences Europe journal, indexed in the first quartile (Q1) of the prestigious Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) lists.

According to Aitor Goti, Principal Investigator of these projects, the support of these entities through the third call of the #Students4Sustainability programme “has enabled the projects to access the talent of students who have made these successes possible”.

The article “Identifying the skills requirements related to industrial symbiosis and energy efficiency for the European process industry” starts off by talking about the need for transformation of European industry to meet the need for sustainable production.

The paper aims to contribute to the creation of a competent and skilled workforce to address these changes by identifying the skills and abilities required for this journey, as well as the job profiles related to energy efficiency and industrial symbiosis in energy-intensive sectors; and by presenting a tool to identify the future skills requirements of these positions.

The work is aligned with the European ESCO (European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations) job definition and classification system, thus establishing a common basis with other studies in order to contribute to training plans in line with EU requirements.


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The #Students4Sustainability programme is promoted by the Social Commitment Department of Siemens Energy in collaboration with 4gune - Basque Engineering, Science and Technology Cluster and KSIgune - Cultural and Creative Industries Cluster of the Basque Country.



1. RENSKILL Identifying the skills and competences needed for the renewable energy professionals of the future

2. S4SYMB Skills and competences needed to maximise energy efficiency and industrial symbiosis


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