Ten partners from five European Countries:
Austria (Synyo GmbH), France (The French Network of Food Technology Institutes-Actia), Germany (The Fraunhofer Institute for the Promotion of Applied Research-FHISI, Food Processing Initiative-FPI, The Consulting company in Energy Management-Okotec), Spain (Center of Research about Resources and Energy consumption-Circe Foundation, The Spanish Food & Beverages Federation-Fiab), The Netherlands (The Energy Center of the Netherlands-ECN, The Dutch Food Industry Federation-FNLI, The Multidisciplinary Consulting Cabinet-KWA).
BEGINNING OF PROJECT
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: France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.
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.