Front Meeting of Skills: a series of interdisciplinary training experiences for all buildings managers and professionals in 10 European countries – MEnS H2020 project
it is a real pleasure announcing the first of a series of novel training activities that will happen across Europe and will start in London this November! If you are interested in the most outstanding experiences of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings in Europe and you would like to link up with other professionals…this is the opportunity for you! And it comes within the H2020 EU funded project MEnS, Meeting of Energy Professional Skills.
A bit about the context
I am Valeria and I work at KTN, the Knowledge Transfer Network, a not for profit organisation linked to Innovate UK, the UK government agency for innovation in all sectors.
My job is never quick to explain: it consists of many different activities, all aimed at supporting innovation and growth for businesses, with wider benefits for the overall society and the environment.
How do we do it? It is mostly all about creating the framework for new collaborations, sparkling new unattended connections between some actors who are necessary to translate great ideas into practice: researchers, inventors, industries, funding bodies and of course final users.
A bit about my approach
I am a supporter of interdisciplinary thinking and approach to projects and problems.
My ‘motto’ is 1+1=3, meaning that what you can achieve through collaborations is usually much more than the simple addition of single people efforts. Usually the final result also includes all the potential coming from sharing of various expertise and different perspective on the same problem, ideally leading to better solutions.
And this is what KTN is also about: helping cross sector collaborations.
I am myself an Architect, and buildings and construction are the sectors I concentrate on at KTN. Of course I am keen on the huge added value architects, engineers and building managers could get by working with other sectors.
An opportunity to get involved and to learn something new: the first Front Meeting of Skills
If you share this approach or this is something you would like to know more about, here is an opportunity to get involved: a novel interactive training course for buildings managers and professionals, the Front Meeting of Skills!
This is part of a series of novel training activities that a group of partners from all around Europe will deliver in the next couple of years across 10 countries. Our goal is to increase the expertise of buildings professionals on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, learning from good examples and anticipating the challenges we will face in the upcoming years.
The activities are all free to attend and we would really like to have a good representation of people from all EU countries, maybe being this an opportunity for some of you to be more competitive and increase your career opportunities.
You will learn about the most forefront experiences on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings from key representatives of the sector in many countries. You will also visit some real case studies and projects.
The activity is meant to be interactivity and facilitate the cooperation between people with different expertise and roles in buildings design, construction and operation.
We will encourage an holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the building process, including environmental, economical and social aspects.
Who should attend
Architects, Engineers, Facilities Managers, Surveyors, Designers, Building Managers, Energy Managers…
…. And any other professional involved with buildings design, construction and/or operation in Housing Associations, construction materials manufacturers, building services providers, smart homes and energy monitoring systems, building energy modelling technologies.
Details about MEnS Front Meeting of Skills, London
MEnS – H2020 EU funded project – MEnS, Meeting of Energy Professional Skills
Front Meeting of Skills, London, 25th to 27th November 2015
Limited places are available – Deadline for applications: 6th November 2015
An interdisciplinary training and learning experience to increase your knowledge and skills on key aspects of buildings retrofit towards Nearly Zero Energy standards.
An outstanding set of contents presented by key industry representatives, all characterised by a holistic approach to design, construction and operation of buildings, including some of the most recent innovative products and business models for the built environment.
An opportunity to expand your professional network and to link with like-minded practitioners, stakeholders, manufacturers and businesses from all around Europe.
More info on contents, scope, eligibility criteria, confirmed speakers and programme are available here.
If you wish to know more about this activity or the support we can provide as KTN, please contact me: we are always happy to know more about your activities and ideas!