European and national support programs give the opportunity to foster the development for all companies and individuals who participate in these programs. Our company participated in both national and European support programs in order to increase competitiveness, energy efficiency, education and research.

The benefit of these activities is to acquire new skills, contacts, as well as the implementation of new ideas, which can result in a variety of ways to improve the construction industry.

PEOPLE – People-Centred Development in Practical and Learning Environments, (Erasmus+, 2016–2018)

 
Project web pages

Donor

EC, Erasmus+

Project duration

2016–2019

Coordinator of the project in VUPS

Mgr. Barbora Vlasatá

Project partners

  1. Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana (IRI UL) – Slovenia (COORDINATOR)
  2. Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) – Slovenia
  3. University of Durham (UDUR) – United Kingdom
  4. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) – The Netherlands
  5. Charles University, Prague (CUNI) – Czech Republic
  6. Metronik – Slovenia
  7. Kemuri – United Kingdom
  8. Alliander – The Netherlands
  9. Building Research Institute – Certification company Ltd. (VUPS) – Czech Republic

Project description

International project People-Centred Development Approaches in Practical and Learning Environments (PEOPLE) focuses on the mismatch between qualifications gained by humanities and social science students (in particular anthropology, psychology, and sociology) and skills expected from graduates by employers in industry.

In each of the four countries participating in this three-year project (Slovenia, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Czech Republic), an alliance was formed between a higher education or research institution and an industry partner from the energy efficiency and sustainable energy sectors.

The main goal of the project is the development, implementation, and evaluation of a new model of knowledge transfer between higher education and industry. Interdisciplinary teams of students formed in the PEOPLE project will use different people-centred development approaches to test and improve existing products or services and to seek new development solutions for the industry.

International project People-Centred Development Approaches in Practical and Learning Environments (PEOPLE) focuses on the mismatch between qualifications gained by humanities and social science students (in particular anthropology, psychology, and sociology) and skills expected from graduates by employers in industry.

In each of the four countries participating in this three-year project (Slovenia, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Czech Republic), an alliance was formed between a higher education or research institution and an industry partner from the energy efficiency and sustainable energy sectors.

The main goal of the project is the development, implementation, and evaluation of a new model of knowledge transfer between higher education and industry. Interdisciplinary teams of students formed in the PEOPLE project will use different people-centred development approaches to test and improve existing products or services and to seek new development solutions for the industry.

  • European Real Life Learning Lab Alliance – EURL3A – pilot project of the European Commission initiative. The project was successfully completed (2013 – 2014)
    www.eurl3a.eu
  • The energy management
    The project successfully implemented under the Program Effect in 2013, Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Projects in development

  • The introduction of conformity assessment procedures for assessing the conformity of construction products in accordance with Regulation 305/2011 of the European Commission, the Council for the Institute for testing of structures and materials, Banja Luka, Serbia)
  • Support of the research for small and medium-sized manufacturers of construction products
    The main objective of the project is to provide small and medium-sized domestic manufacturers of construction products with an effective support in research and development of new construction products.
    The project is undertaken by the Czech Technology Agency challenge and is currently awaiting for evaluation.
  • Innovative Training Networks – Multilevel Integrated Communities – training program
    At the stage of submission and evaluation, European Commission Challenge.

An integral part of research and development in our company is providing testing services for manufacturers, importers and distributors who have their basic research carried out by outsourcing the testing in our accredited testing laboratory.
Project participation on your part may be also realized in the form of providing certification methodologies. In the future we are preparing new ideas and new projects, as well as we are looking for new partners from Czech Republic and abroad who would be interested to taking part in European and national projects. We would appreciate your interest and would be happy to discuss further anytime.

 

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