In the first period of the SMAGRINET project the consortium has organized several workshops and carried out an online questionnaire for the validation of t skills, competences and research & innovation needs for the energy transition.
At a first stage, the POWER ON stakeholders were asked to give input via on-line questionnaires and workshops to validate the skills, competences, research and innovation needs of the industry and energy transition.
Online questionnaire “Smart Grid engineers – mapping and validating the needs”: for mapping and validating the needs the competence hub experts were asked to fill in the Online questionnaire “Smart Grid engineers – mapping and validating the needs” conducted by the Laboratory of Knowledge Architecture of the Technische Universität Dresden. The questionnaire was focused on validating the skills, competences, research and innovation needs of the industry and energy transition (please, see the report). The questionnaire consists of 16 multiple choice questions.
The online questionnaire can be accessible HERE
Throughout this period, 7 workshops “Electrical Engineers for Smart Grid – needs mapping and experience exchange” were carried out. These needs mapping and experience exchange workshops (that received around 25 participants each) took place in 6 EU and Associated MS countries. Workshops were organised at partner universities, as well as integrated to several conferences that enable wide stakeholder engagement, such as:
- 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), Bucharest, Romania, 02 October 2019
- 16th European Energy Market Conference, International Conference, Slovakia, 18th to 20th September 2019
- International Conference “Power Electronics and Energy Efficiency”, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 12 September 2019
- 2019 IEEE 2nd Ukraine Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (UKRCON), Lviv, Ukraine, 04 July 2019
The main aim of the workshops was to assess current practices in terms of smart grid university programmes, to identify the needs of the industry and to find the solutions to bridge the gap between university teaching programmes and industry needs.
The main topics of the workshops were training of a next generation of electrical engineers, who must be knowledgeable to implement the new smart grid technologies, and collaboration between universities and industry.
The workshop results were analysed by the consortium and discussed with the advisory board members.
See some of the pictures of our workshops bellow.