KEY COMPETENCES

GIENAHS partners, in the context of WP6, successfully collaborated in order to define the key competences to be trained through the new Industrial Ph.D. path for SMEs, following the guidelines elaborated in WP4. The key competences were shared and discussed in a common meeting with all partners, and formalized in a document preparatory for the task. First of all, they specified and described the particular skills needed for a modern industrial Ph.D. student. The skills are distinguished into two main categories, both of great importance in order to meet the demands of a modern industrial environment.

The results of the need analysis that was conducted, indicate that students should be trained on a series of transversal and multidisciplinary skills. The key assets that the partners defined in common and practically lead to the new path are:

  • Intellectual skills
  • Communication skills
  • Research methodology and ethics
  • Product and process development
  • IP protection
  • Knowledge of funds and techniques for designing research projects
  • Research and innovation in Europe related to SMEs development
  • Business model in SMEs

As emerged by the shared work realized during WP4 activities, the key competences considered a priority for the elaboration of the new Ph.D path SMEs oriented are the following:

TRANSVERSAL SKILLS  (SOFT SKILLS)ITUKGRPLROSW
INTELLECTUAL SKILLSXXXXXX
MANAGEMENT SKILLSXXXXXX
COMMUNICATION SKILLSXXXXXX
EMOTIONAL SKILLSXXXXX
       
MULTIDICIPLINARY SKILLS ITUKGRPLROSW
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY & ETHICSXXXXXX
PRODUCT & PROCESS DEVELOPEMENTXXXXXX
INDUSTRIAL STANDARDIZATIONX
LEAN MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENTX
TEST PLANNINGXXXX
IP PROTECTIONXXXXX
QUALITY ASSURANCEXXX
MARKETING INNOVATIONXX
KNOWLEDGE OF FUNDS & TECHNIQUES FOR DESIGNING RESEARCH PROJECTSXXXXXX
       
KEY SKILLS  AS ADDED VALUEITUKGRPLROSW
RESEARCH & INNOVATION IN EUROPE RELATED TO SMEs DEVELOPMENTXXXX
BUSINESS MODELLING IN SMEsXXXX
KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE OF SMEs IN THE 6 COUNTRIESX
LCA – LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENTXXXX
SMEs LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK KNOWLEDGEX