IBM+ Fifth Newsletter
IBM+ Fourth Newsletter
In a globalized and dynamic world, businesses need to adapt quickly to changes to survive. Companies must keep abreast with changing environmental conditions. They must stay informed as to how those changes will affect their business and be able to define new products and services that meet the evolving needs of markets.
The value chain of the energy sector is currently facing a paradigm shift that will lead to the emergence of many needs that will be a source of new business ideas for companies able to identify and develop them.
Companies that are already in the sector attempt to align their business models to be as efficient as possible. They move in a known and relatively predictable space based on their experience, knowledge of their customer and their value proposal. However, they are not able to adapt quickly to changes that the energy sector is already suffering from and to the new market trends.
The IBM+ project aims to select adapt, develop and facilitate the necessary knowledge, tools and methods to train energy sector agents in the use of innovative techniques for the design and development of NEW BUSINESS MODELS within the energy sector. It aims to demonstrate how companies can act both proactively and with agility in order to be able to offer new products/services adapted to the market and system changes and the customer requirements.
The IBM+ project main goals are:
- The provision and advisement on key competences to the energy sector agents.
- The promotion of entrepreneurial experiences within the energy sector.
- The promotion of the development of innovative learning methods, open educational resources and flexible learning.
- To facilitate the validation of formal and non-formal learning in order to increase the permeability of educational pathways.
- The promotion of education and training that is aligned to the market needs.
Webpage of the project
IBM+ 1st Newsletter (eng)
IBM+ second newsletter
Second Newsletter of Krems meeting in english and german language.
IBM+ - Renewable energy management workshop held in Krems (Austria)
As part of the project ibm+ (Innovative training and new Business opportunities in the Energy Market ) a workshop on business models for renewable energy management was run in Krems (Austria) on 29th Mai 2017. More than 20 participants were introduced into the concept of self study documents, that support prior knowledge and point out additional readings for own pace. After a short break a discussion about this type of support was done with the participants and then an additional presentation on other modules was given. Experts of different fields (project management, quality management,…) were discussing with participating students of the field of business administration, what topics may be interesting or missing for use of future trainees. The role of a European certification was also discussed and seen as very positive, as it addresses the problem of making knowledge visible.