Project Info

Projects Details

Acronym: INDUCE
Title: Towards a sustainable agro-food INDUstry: Capacity building programmes in Energy efficiency
Duration: From 2018-02-01 to 2020-07-31
Topic: EE-15-2017
Proposal: H2020-EE-2017-CSA-PPI
Funding: CSA – Coordination and support action

Project Background

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.

Knowledge Transfer

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.

INDUCE Toolkit

The INDUCE project will deliver a methodology for the implementation of capacity building programmes in energy efficiency based on a Human-Centered Design approach, leading to the ad-hoc design of training courses and interventions that align the motivation of involved actors with an energy efficiency culture. INDUCE will implement this methodology in 15 pilot and 300 replication companies from the F&B and agro-food sector, which will allow a behaviour change in up to 5.355 employees and the implementation of at least 400 effective energy efficiency measures, thus leveraging a potential for energy savings of about 106 GWh/year.

Projects Details

Project name: INDUCE

Duration: From 2018-02-01 to 2020-07-31

Topics: EE-15-2017

Call for proposal: H2020-EE-2017-CSA-PPI

Funding scheme: CSA – Coordination and support action

Project Background

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.

Knowledge Transfer

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.

INDUCE Toolkit

The INDUCE project will deliver a methodology for the implementation of capacity building programmes in energy efficiency based on a Human-Centered Design approach, leading to the ad-hoc design of training courses and interventions that align the motivation of involved actors with an energy efficiency culture. INDUCE will implement this methodology in 15 pilot and 300 replication companies from the F&B and agro-food sector, which will allow a behaviour change in up to 5.355 employees and the implementation of at least 400 effective energy efficiency measures, thus leveraging a potential for energy savings of about 106 GWh/year.

Goal 1:

To develop through Human-Centered Design approach an adaptable methodology for the design and implementation of capacity building programmes.

Goal 2:

To identify general needs, requirements and motivations in the F&B and agro-food sector as well as best practices and transfer them to the project’s audience.

Goal 3:

To define interventions, adapt tools and produce guidelines that will be made available to an audience of over 15.000 companies and 100.000 stakeholders to increase their capabilities in implementing energy efficiency.

Goal 4:

To unlock the implementation of more than 400 measures on energy efficiency, leveraging a potential for energy savings up to 106 GWh/year through the provision of ad-hoc recommendations and behaviour change.

Goal 5:

To establish changes in the mind-set of all actors in the companies for the inclusion of energy efficiency.

Goal 6:

To create INDUCE community of trainers for the implementation of INDUCE methodology in at least 300 companies within Spain, France, The Netherlands and Germany.

Goal 7:

To make available the capacity building programmes and other results developed in the project through INDUCE platform and by the definition of business plans adapted to the products and partners of the consortium.

Goal 8:

To influence national programmes and correct existing barriers for the implementation of INDUCE interventions and training for the F&B and agro-food sector.

Project Overview

There is in total eight project goals, which are described and further explained.

Generated Energy Savings (GWh)

Stakeholders from Food and Beverage Industry

Energy Saving Measures adapted

Members of INDUCE Community