Towards a sustainable agro-food INDUstry: Capacity building programmes in energy Efficiency

Panel: 3. Energy management: The nuts and bolts

Suzanne Brunsting, ECN part of TNO, The Netherlands
Susana Matas Serrada, CIRCE, Spain


The presentation will address proceedings from the H2020 project INDUCE, that will start early 2018.

INDUCE 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. INDUCE methodology will be integrated in the platform, with the objective to design a specific capacity building programme for every company accessing INDUCE toolkit, resulting in ad-hoc training adapted to the company’s needs and opportunities.

INDUCE methodology will link knowledge transfer on energy efficiency with behavioural and organizational change models in order to help companies establish an energy efficient culture, in which employees are motivated and enabled to contribute to sustainability. The methodology will follow a Human-Centred 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, and instruments.

INDUCE methodology and toolkit will be 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. Next, a community of trainers will be established by certifying 60 INDUCE trainers. They will be in charge of implementing INDUCE methodology in another 300 companies, hence increasing INDUCE impact up to 106 GWh/year of energy savings.

INDUCE consortium includes three well-known 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 are involved in every pilot country. The consortium is completed by a research oriented SME focussed on exploitation and dissemination.


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