“Industry 4.0 competences for SMEs – Awareness raising tools (iCOINS)” is a Project funded by Erasmus+ EU Programme. Turkish Society of HVAC and Sanitary Engineers (TTMD) is a partner in the project. Other partners are Hame University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Ecosistemas Virtuales Y Modulares SL (Spain), Training 2000 psc (Italy). OSTIM Organized Industrial Zone and SUPSI - the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland support the project as an associate. The iCOINS project aims at developing common EU competences for raising awareness of SMEs on Industry 4.0 through an innovative Training Course. The primary target groups are VET teachers, trainers and mentors. Additionally, iCOINS serves the needs of SMEs staff, higher education staff and students, vocational institutions, vocational higher education institutions/teachers, public administration staff. The iCOINS project aims at developing common EU competences for raising awareness of SMEs on Industry 4.0 through an innovative Training Course. The primary target groups are VET teachers, trainers and mentors. Additionally, iCOINS serves the needs of SMEs staff, higher education staff and students, vocational institutions, vocational higher education institutions/teachers, public administration staff. Common future needs of SMEs in the context of Industry 4.0 for SMEs are aimed to be identified, and common sets of learning outcomes defined based on ECVET and ECTS principles. The project will address the main skill shortages for which the competences for capacity building in SMEs in industry 4.0 context will be described. Through innovative blended learning contents on industry 4.0 themes, iCOINS targets a mind change of SME entrepreneurs and employees which will enable creation of a community of practice in the learning and training process.
FROM ZERO TO HERO: Wise Energy Use Volunteering Scheme for Youngsters”is a Project funded by Erasmus+ EU Programme aiming to support the EC Strategy 2020 on sustainable development. Turkish Society of HVAC and Sanitary Engineers (TTMD) is a partner in the project. Other partners are Gazi University (Turkey), Ankara University (Turkey), CIAPE – Italian Centre for Permanent Learning (Italy), Erbil Project Consulting Engineering (Turkey), AELV Asociacion Amigos de Europa Leonardo da Vinci (Spain), Van Der Meer & VAn Tilburg West (Netherlands), Izocam Ticaret Ve Sanayi Anonim Sirketi (Turkey). There is an urgent need to increase the percentage of renewable energies and energy efficiency. Humanity has to become more aware of the “built environments” that consumes certain percentage of global energy. Sustainability with the 3R – Refuse, Reuse, Reduce – of energy usage offers environmental, social and economic improvement. The initiative will create an environmental volunteering scheme for young people to help communities use energy more wisely, save money and reduce carbon emissions and motivate them to work as volunteers to save the environment. A set of training materials and methods, including LINE technique as much as possible, using IT to create interactive learning environments, interactive face to face sessions and using open source interactive software. Teaching environmental protection and raising an awareness on energy that buildings consumes should take place beyond the classroom. Learning in natural environment LINE donates the youngsters with awareness that means a beginning to learn more about sustainability and renewable energy technologies and with responsibility to be able to play a vital role in the world’s energy future. The main results of the project are national reports from all countries involved in the project including the description of zero energy efficient building researches, zero energy building implementations, and to put forward state of the art in partner’s countries; An Energy Quiz to find out how much youngsters already know about energy; the main focus of the quiz will be on the sustainability and energy efficient building to collect information about mostly acknowledged and prominent buildings of zero energy buildings/houses, innovative technologies and solutions for sustainability and recent researches on sustainable development in order to clearly define the content of the subject matter; Online Wise Energy Activity Cards and Step-by-Step Guide for Energy Volunteers: a software will be developed to use the activity cards online.
AquaConserver concept addresses the twin problems of energy and water conservation faced by all citizens of the EU27. The concept involves the development of a low cost, retro-fittable to 90% of domestic dwellings, water recycling system that is capable of the re-use of showering and bathing water thereby saving up to 50% of personal washing water usage and >50% of the associated heating energy usage and that is capable of re-using filtered grey water from bathing/showering for toilet flushing thereby saving up to 35% of overall household water usage. 12 institutions, SME’s and associations (The UK Health and Envionmental Research Institute-HERI,The Environmental And Sustainable Construction Association-EASCA, IGP srl, Logrotex SA, Convex Electrical Ltd, Haswell Moulding Technologies Ltd, Aqualisa Products Ltd, Tecniberia, Asociacion Espanola De Empresas De Ingenieria, Consultoria Y Servicios Tecnologicos-TECNIBERIA, Novamina Centar Inovativnih Tehnologija Doo-NOVAMINA, Instituto De Biologia Experimental E Tecnologica-IBET, Polska Korporacja Techniki Sanitarnej, Grzewczej, Gazoweji I Klimatyzacji-PKTSGGK) from 8 different countries (Crotia, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, UK), including Turkish Society of HVAC & Sanitary Engineers, TTMD from Turkey, are united to collaborate in the research for SME associations/groupings type project under the Programme of Seventh Framework which will last for 3 years. Detailed information about the AquaConserver Project can be found at http://www.aquaconserver.eu/
The HIP project will develop an innovative new class of polymer insulation materials based on high internal phase emulsion templating (HIPE). HIPE materials have been used in other applications but never before for high-performance insulation. HIPE materials allow close control over porosity, pore size distribution and mechanical properties. Because of this, the thermal properties of the material can be precisely engineered within a low-cost manufacturing process. 11 institutions, SME’s and associations (Thermal Insulation Contractors Association-TICA, The Environmental And Sustainable Construction Association-EASCA, Tecnove S.L., Greenscheme Limited, Serrano Amoros SL, The UK Materials Research Institute-MATRI, Polymer Technology College-POLYTECH, University of Durham-UDUR, Norner Innovation AS, Heatrae Sadia) from 6 different countries (Ireland, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK), including TTMD from Turkey, are united to collaborate in the research for SME associations/groupings type project under the Programme of Seventh Framework which will last for 3 years. Detailed information about the HIP Project can be found at www.fp7-hip.eu