To respond to the educational and training challenges of the low-carbon energy sector, the ASSET concept is grounded on four principles:
- Create an ecosystem including all energy transition and education stakeholders (e.g. universities, businesses, policymakers, citizens) so as to enable a) continuous bottom-up creation of research, innovation, and educational (RIE) services and b) capacity pooling. By “service” we mean any research, innovation, and education.
- Provide to actors with novel valuable models and tools to collaborate, pool capacities and multiplicate the results of their efforts leveraging their excellence.
- Involve actors that can contribute to fuel interdisciplinary research combining SSH disciplines and capable of reaching out to the society so as to create the new generation of energy-sensitive citizens that are part of the energy transition mission.
- Pilot ASSET approach to validate its value proposition towards all energy sector actors in order to ensure the sustainability of the ASSET ecosystem. To gather reliable feedback, it capitalizes on currently available communities and will also define and provide tangible motives to all types of actors to engage with ASSET and thus achieve a critical mass to pilot its services.
The implementation of the ASSET approach will take place in 3 phases:
- 1) Ecosystem set-up with relevant actors to identify the knowledge, skill and competencies gaps in the addressed fields in order to design appropriate RIE services to close the gap.
- 2) RIE service development: Educational actors, based on the specifications of KSC gaps and on the results of the ASSET SSH research, will define the services (educational and research programme) that meet the specified needs.
- 3) Evaluation: ASSET delivers the developed RIE services to the targeted actors across EU universities, across companies from the energy sector and across EU societies.