Title: ODinn “Improvement of the qualification and competences in eco-innovation for professionals of Spanish companies”.

Description/Goal:

Companies play a fundamental role in the transition to more sustainable production models. Likewise, it is increasingly clear that, contrary to the traditional vision, the social and environmental responsibility of companies are values that allow them to increase their competitiveness, making possible the differentiation, cost reduction, the correct management of risks, the productivity increase and satisfaction of employees and customers. For all this, innovation plays a very important role: creating new ideas and solutions, generating changes that later produce positive results, is closely related to the social and environmental responsibility of companies.

The promotion of innovation in companies is in the hands of all employees, since they are the great suppliers of ideas that could make them grow and position themselves in a way that the environment is respected. Therefore, the involvement, training and awareness of all workers involved in the value chain in any sector, is essential. In this context, it is vital to disseminate the instruments that science and technology make available to companies and whose good use can greatly help achieve eco-efficient production models.

This approach led ARIEMA to launch ODinn, a training project which main objective is to train business workers to promote eco-innovative activities through their entities, especially projects that allow the implementation of new technologies that are more environmentally friendly.

To this end, a training program will be carried out, face-to-face and online modalities, completely free of cost for the recipients, aimed at workers form companies with potential and range of improvement in the implementation of eco-innovative initiatives.

Project duration: 01/11/2019-01/11/2020.

Budget: 17,703.80 €

Financing Body: “Empleaverde” Program of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, initiative of the Biodiversity Foundation. Co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) under the Employment, Training and Education Operational Program 2014-2020.