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First ETV4INNOVATION project newsletter



ETV4INNOVATION is 28 months long EC funded VET Strategic Partnership under Erasmus+ programme. It has been designed with the aim to support the development and the implementation of an innovative practice and a new training path in the field of Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). ETV4INNOVATION is part of a global endeavour aiming to provide companies developing eco-technologies with an efficient and successful access to Environmental Technology Verification as the only internationally accepted guarantee of performance for any eco-technology.
 
The ETV4INNOVATION project aims to design and develop Joint Curricula for filling gaps in relation with ETV for current and future managers and workers in technological sectors. More specifically, ETV4INNOVATION will develop open-access e-Learning modules aiming to help eco-technology developers gain an in-depth understanding of the ETV scheme, thus providing them with knowledge and resources to facilitate the procedure of obtaining ETV verification statements for the eco-technologies they market.

The ETV4INNOVATION partnership has defined the following specific objectives:

  • Identify the lack of knowledge in the organisations, dealing with
    new technology design, to be able to manage ETV
  • Design and develop a Joint Curriculum on ETV
  • Deliver the Joint Curriculum on E-learning platform
  • Break borderlines among SMEs and large companies and experts in ETV, creating common procedures and skills
  • Equipping enterprises with the right skills and knowledge for the ETV verification thus fostering a sustainable technology process
  • Promoting better anticipation of ETV skills
  • Creating awareness of current environmental problems, the need to carry out a sustainable development, and bring more respectful practices with the environment.

INTELECTUAL OUTPUTS  (IO):

  • IO1: Key study on general needs by SMEs towards ETV
  • IO2: ETV4INNOVATION Joint Curriculum
  • IO3: ETV4INNOVATION Training Material
  • IO4: ETV4INNOVATION Training and Collaborative Platform

TARGET GOALS:

  • Institutions involved in research actions - 60
  • Learning content downloads - 100
  • Number of techhnology designers reached - 190 
  • ETV4INNOVATION Multiplier events - 6 (one in each participating country)
PROJECT NEWS
The Eramus+  ETV4INNOVATION project kicks-off
 
The ETV4INNOVATION project was presented during the 12th ETV Technical Working group meeting

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Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is a new tool to help innovative environmental technologies reach the market. Claims about the performance of innovative environmental technologies can be verified by qualified third parties called "Verification Bodies". The "Statement of Verification" delivered at the end of the ETV process can be used as evidence that the claims made about the innovation are both credible and scientifically sound. With proof of performance credibly assured, innovations can expect an easier market access and/or a larger market share and the technological risk is reduced for technology purchasers.
A video explaining more about ETV
NEWS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICAITON
A new version of the EU ETV General Verification Protocol has been launched by the EC

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4th Edition of the ETV Stakeholder Forum


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Information of allready verified technologies 

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Second ETV4INNOVATION project newsletter

ETV4INNOVATION is 28 months long EC funded project VET Strategic Partnership under Erasmus+ programme. It has been designed with the aim to support the development and the implementation of an innovative practice and a new training path in the field of Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). ETV4INNOVATION aims to provide companies developing eco-technologies with an efficient and successful access to Environmental Technology Verification, as the only internationally accepted guarantee of performance for any eco-technology.
 
The ETV4INNOVATION project aims to design and develop Joint Curricula for filling gaps in relation with ETV for current and future managers and workers in technological sectors. More specifically, ETV4INNOVATION will develop open-access e-Learning modules aiming to help eco-technology developers gain an in-depth understanding of the ETV scheme, thus providing them with knowledge and resources to facilitate the procedure of obtaining ETV verification statements for the eco-technologies they market.
PROJECT ACTIVITIES AND PROGRESS
The Eramus+  ETV4INNOVATION project celebrated its second project meeting in Poznan, Poland
The ETV4INNOVATION team prepared a complete analysis of the current skills and needs of technological sectors in order to replace the knowledge gap with high level of competences, enabling enhancement of the competitiveness of the eco-technology sectors and the green innovative requirements. This desk-based research was carried out to identify,
  • 1) the future and current needs related to eco-technology and ETV, and
  • 2) the main needs and requirements of European technology industry and other stakeholders to face these challenges.
The ETV4INNOVATON team carried out the search predominantly in Europe, particularly covering the countries that have already implemented ETV. The survey was conducted with 90 participants from SMEs and related stakeholders; including regional administrations, universities, development agencies, research and innovation entities, VETs students, etc. 
 
Some of the main conclusions of the endorsement survey are:
  • Most of the respondents were representing small companies with less than 10 employees, planning to commercialize one or two products of eco-technology areas in the field of energy technologies and water treatment technologies.
  • The obstacles mostly being faced by innovative eco-technologies when placing the new products into the market are - low environmental awareness, logistics and cost.
  • Covering the international market, biggest obstacles named were: legislative issues, lack of references as well as purchasing channels. 
  • Most of the clients of the respondents do require guarantees of the environmental performance of the eco-technologies they are selling. Tests and Certifications like LCA, ISO standards were the most required guarantees from eco-technology producers. 
  • The results of the survey demonstrated that almost 72% of all the respondents haven’t heard about ETV before. 
  • ETV is known for a very narrow group of people and respondents were also asked if their customers are sufficiently knowledgeable about ETV. The results showed that 92 % have no idea or much information about ETV
  • Overall, it is obvious that there is a huge need of ETV course for eco-technology companies given the amount of interests generated. To make the course more beneficial and valuable for the users, the curricula will be developed knowing the feedback from respondents.
  • The main reasons why some of the respondents were using ETV were: testing of performance; documentation of results; access to international markets, ETV works as a mean to prove the technology’s performance.
  • Those who have successfully passed an verification process were asked to share if the ETV verification process made them aware of some skills. The skill areas indicated were: knowhow, experimental planning, data analysis; preparation of pilot and certifications.


You can read the summary of IO1: Report of current needs and skills required towards Environmental Technology Verification


The full report: IO1: Report of current needs and skills required towards Environmental Technology Verification
Intellectual Output 2:
The ETV4INNOVATION consortium is currently developing the second output of the project: the ETV4INNOVATION JOINT CURRICULUM. The partners are defining and analysing the most suitable curriculum according to the conclusions obtained in IO1. The learning outcomes to be defined and descript will be grouped into units and modules and hence will form the ETV4INNOVATION training course. The online-course will provide information about Environmental Technology Verification with the aim to bring it closer to the SMEs and other related stakeholders. Additional information will be provided about the main green and other requirements that a company needs to meet during a verification procedure, as well as the steps on how to pass the ETV requirements.
DISSEMINATION AND PROMOTION ACTIVITIES
The ETV4INNOVATION Consortium took part in various dissemination events during its first year, namely:
  • The International Trade Fair for Environmental Protection POL-ECO SYSTEM (23th - 25th of October, 2018)
Our partner ITP presented ETV4INNOVATION during the POL-ECO SYSTEM, the largest and most important event in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. This event is used for multiple manufacturers in order to present their advanced technologies, solutions and products for sustainable development.
  • 10th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (2nd-4th of July, 2018)
CETEM disseminated ETV4INNOVATION project during the Edulearn 2018, one of the largest international education conferences for lecturers, researchers, technologies and professionals. The event also helped CETEM to learn experience on innovative tools, which could be used for the development of the project, like training material and collaborative platform.
  • IEF – 87th Izmir International Fair 2018
Green Synergy Cluster participated during the 87th Izmir International Fair (“INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY”), where the project and the relevancy of Environmental Technology Verification in new innovative technologies were promoted.
A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe:
The European Commission has announced a new circular bioeconomy strategy, which involves sustainable development as a whole: job creation, growth, investment, new support policies, new pilot actions in rural and urban areas. Learn MORE
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION NEWS
Purfil Aps - an ETV4INNOVATION project partner is starting an ETV procedure for an Ultra Filtration Module.
An Air Purifier has just been verified by the EU ETV programme
The European Environmental Technology Verification Programme (EU ETV Programme) has increased the number of products verified by ETV since its creation. Concretely, the last verified product has been manufactured by NatéoSanté. This French company specializing in indoor air quality has been developing, for several years, different ranges of air purifier. It offers professionals and individuals a solution for air purification against pollution in indoor spaces related to the presence in the air of different types of pollutants.

In this context, RESCOLL carried out the ETV verification on:

Operating parameters, such as:
  1. The air flow
  2. A-weighted sound power level
  3. The electrical power absorbed
Performance settings such as:
  1. Evaluation of the safety of the device: Control of the absence of particle emission
  2. Performance evaluation with respect to inert particles
  3. Device safety assessment: Control of the absence of emission by-products
  4. Evaluation of performance vis-à-vis Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  5. Evaluation of performances with regard to microorganisms and allergens
  6. Evaluation of performance vis-à-vis Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), recirculation test
The product has been verified by RESCOLL, one of the two Verification Bodies located in France.
The French Environmental Agency published a report on SMEs support methodology towards ETV
ADEME, the French Environmental Agency, has been commissioned by the Ministries of Environmental and Industry for the establishment and deployment of environmental technologies performance verification device by a third party expert (Environmental Technology Verification, ETV) based on the European Pilot Program launched by the European Union in 2011.

The feedback, both European and French, is that many SMEs are showing interest in favour of a concrete project implementation of ETV approach.

In 2017, ADEME carried out a study of SMEs and their interest in ETV. Some of the conclusions obtained by the French Agency were the need of an improvement in the communication on ETV with companies via the awareness of national support structures, the creation of a training module for future “escorts”, etc. For more information about this report, you can find the whole document in the following link:
https://www.ademe.fr/methodologie-daccompagnement-pme-vers-dispositif-etv

It has to marked that this report has a wide quantity of common point with the report of ETV4INNOVATION Consortium obtained from the development of the IO1.

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This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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ETV4INNOVATION project newsletter 3

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ETV4INNOVATION is 28 months long EC funded project VET Strategic Partnership under Erasmus+ programme.

It has been designed with the aim to support the development and the implementation of an innovative practice and a new training path in the field of Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). 
ETV4INNOVATION ACTIVITIES AND CURRENT PROGRESS
The ETV4INNOVATION project is currently designing and developing the ETV4INNOVATION Joint Curricula - open-access e-Learning modules aiming to help eco-technology developers gain an in-depth understanding of the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) scheme, providing them with knowledge and resources to facilitate the procedure of obtaining ETV Statement of Verification for the eco-technologies they market.

Hence, during the last several months the ETV4INNOVATION consortium worked on to compile the ETV4INNOVATION Joint Curriculum. The intellectual output 2 (IO2) has analysed and defined the most suitable curriculum according to the target groups needs defined during the implementation of IO1. The Joint Curriculum has been designed in terms of the necessary areas of knowledge, with the aim to fit the variety of job profiles and the target industries of the ETV4INNOVATION project. It was done by identifying the learning outcomes that the proposed training content requires, as well as the training units addressing the specific needs of certain job profiles.

The number of modules is defined on the basis of the main conclusions derived from the report regarding the lack of skills and knowledge of SMEs and other ETV stakeholders. Based on the conclusions from IO1, different learning outcomes and training materials were formulated. The supporting units are constructed and organised in a coherent way.

Three main modules were defined and the related learning outcomes are described below:

Module 1: Basic aspects of verification of environmental technology
  • understand what ETV is and the purpose of this verification;
  • know the different entities involved in ETV ;
  • know and apply the basic vocabulary related to ETV ;
  • know and indicate people and entities that could benefit from ETV ;
  • know ETV EU standards and other basic documents related to ETV ;
  • know and identify the ETV features.

Module 2. Environmental Technology Verification procedure
  • describe application of technology through a given examples;
  • define entrance parameters dedicated to certain technology area;
  • choose and specify data needed for successfull application: matrix, purpose, specific operational conditions for technology given as an example;
  • identify eligibility criteria;
  • characterize groups of criteria’s: environmental added value; innovation level; relevance to user needs;
  • fulfilment the legal regulations, determine affiliation to technology areas.
  • describe what documents are deliverable of each steps of verification;
  • indicate initial parameters and assess verifiable of technologies;
  • express in a specific and unambiguous way using absolute measurable figures so that only one interpretation is possible;
  • reflect the needs and requirements of the users for specific applications at specific operational conditions;
  • know conditions of publication statement of verification.

Module 3. The ETV programme as a commercial tool on domestic and international markets 
  • identify and indicate the ETV benefits in terms of commerce and sales ;
  • identify the different technology readiness levels  (TRL);
  • identify the minimum requirements in terms of Technology Readiness to obtain an ETV ;
  • identify the benefits of clients buying ETV products, process or service ;
  • create and integrate a marketing plan for an ETV product, process or service ;
  • create map and define actual needs in technologies area ;
  • identify and analyse some ETV success cases.
Introductory videos providing an innovative and interactive introduction about ETV and hence engaging more people as users of the ETV4INNOVATION training content will be also integrated. The open access E-learning platform that will host the course will also alsp offer a number of other interactive tools.

Assesment:
  • After completing each lecture, users will be subjected to a questionnaire/quiz in order to check their skills, whether students will receive a certain number of points for each answer. Once getting the required number of points the users will pass the training module with a positive grade. 
  • After completing the course, each learner will be required to complete a general quiz based on the topics presented during the implementation of the whole course. A positive test result will entitle the users to receive a confirmation certificate. 
INTERVIEW  with Anders Tange,  PurFil®
Purfil Aps - an ETV4INNOVATION project partner

Mr. Anders Tange is the CEO of the Danish innovative company PurFil® ApS, founded in 2012.

In the 3rd issue of the ETV4INNOVATION newsletter Mr. Tange is going to provide information about its company and also about the Purrot® technology, which obtained Environmental Technology Verification Statement of Verification in 2016.


Mr. Tange, would you introduce PurFil® ApS and the Purrot technology? 

PurFil® ApS (Ltd.) is an innovative company, established in 2012. We are developing and market new innovative separation modules (Environmental Technologies) for mostly husbandries and private and public WasteWater Treatment Plants (WWTP), which “Do Not use chemicals”. Related to this, I have more than 25 years of experience in innovative developments: “This to secure our climate and environment better conditions, so we both protect ourselves, and especially, (because of much to many years with worldwide pollution), our children and grandchildren”. Since many countries around “the World” have finally realized, that we must reduce the consumption of chemicals, reduce the dangerous emissions destroying the Ozon layer and energy consumption and do more for recycling nutrients from farmlands husbandry, so we also tomorrow will have drinkable groundwater, we needs to optimize the “Close Loop for recycling” – Someone calls it as well “Circular Economy”, since mostly money has until now “controlled” our behaviour towards the Environment.

The PURROT® -module, which we have developed and optimized since we started the company, has been through an EU-ETV Verification. It is a new purely mechanical separation module for liquid waste. It is an innovative base module, combining / integrating 5 “known” technologies into one. Most of the used / known technologies are “normally” using chemicals - like polymers (= micro-plastic) and coagulants (like Iron and Aluminium) - when they are working separately / independently, but combined as the PURROT® -module, we don’t need these.

Further, we have our PURUF® Ultra Filtration -module, placed after the PURROT® -as an add-on module for a further / finer separation. This module is going through the ETV -procedure as well here in 2019 for testing and approving especially the modules ability to reduce (and concentrate) the content of Phosphorus and organic Nitrogen in the filtrate from the PURROT® -module, treating manure from husbandry as well as industrial wastewater.

Why did you decide to go through ETV verification procedure with your product Purrot®? 

We did the ETV Verification of two reasons. Both to get the Verification Unit to test our newly developed separation module with the authorized laboratory, so we got professional / extra manpower support at the different test sites.

Furthermore, we expected “optimistic” that the expected positive test results could be included in our marketing, when we can tell the potential costumers, that the module's properties do not come from our own tests, but from a publicly authorized and independent test unit.


Which environmental and performance parameters did you verify during the verification process ? 

We were testing the separation of different sorts of “manure”, meaning sow and cow manure and as well digestate from a biogas plant with different sorts of manure and other sorts of biomass like straw and grass. This related to the module’ ability to reduce (and concentrate) Total Solid (TS), Volatile / Volatile Solid (VS), and the nutrients Nitrogen (both Ammonia-N and Total N), Total Phosphorus (TP) and Total Potassium (TK). Further the consumption of electric power each ton of treated material.

How long did it take you to receive an ETV Statement of Verification? Could you describe the main steps? 

 
  1. Applying for the public Grant: 3 months.
  2. Making the Verification contract with Verification Body (VB): 1 month.
  3. Preparing the test period. 5 months.
  4. Doing the verification in the field with the Verification Unit (VU): 8 months (was from the beginning expected to be 6 weeks).
  5. Delivering the Test Rapport from the VU: 4 months.
  6. Having the Statement of Verification from the VB: 5 months.

What were the main benefits for you company after achieving the ETV Statement of Verification? Did you obtain more benefits in terms of sales, number of clients contacting your company, etc.? 

Foreign companies started within one month contacting us. First, from Holland (manure separation) and China (public WWTP), but it was later realized, that it was just “Copy page” -companies / competitors, why you must take care very much after the Statement publication at the EU Commission’s website.

Only very few private customers know about the ETV Verification, so the EU website is mainly used by manufacturers, advisors a researchers.

Same time, if we as “Statement owners” bring a reference to the EU-ETV-Statement during our marketing, we must explain what it is, to (in our case) any of the farmers we visit.
Meanwhile, more and more Public WWTP’s is starting to know about the ETV and some of our potential customers has shown interest to the ETV Verification, since our sales arguments are, that what we tells them related to our products “behaviour”, is not just a “sales pitch”, but results tested and signed by the public institute (the VU and VB).


Would you recommend the ETV Statement of Verification to other innovative companies? 

Yes! Since we as one of the first companies in Europe did the ETV in 2014, the group of potential customers and advisors has gained increasing knowledge of the ETV.

And I expect as well, that when we can present the add on PURUF® -module as ETV Verified, then the customers will show more interested in “What’s the ETV?”
DISSEMINATION AND PROMOTION ACTIVITIES
The ETV4INNOVATION Consortium took part in various dissemination events during the last several months, namely:
  • 15th SEE EE&RES and Save the Planet Exhibition, Sofia (16th - 18th , April, 2019)

Green Synergy Cluster took part within the 15th South-East Europe Energy Efficiency and Renewable exhibition, Save the Planet exhibition and Smart Cities, held in Sofia between 16-18th April, 2019. The event was a good opportunity to disseminate information about the Environmental Technology Verification process and ETV4INNOVATION project, as there were over 110 exhibitors and over 3400 international visitors, including managers from the Ecology sector, recycling and waste management sector, the energy and renewables field, etc. 

The ETV4INNOVATION project was disseminated among companies dealing with:

  • production of flexible fabric made from 100% recycled PET bottles;
  • shredders and granulators that reduce energy consumption by up to 30%;
  • machines for processing and recycling of construction waste ; 
  • bio-waste treatment and energy recovery equipment;
  • technology for energy recovery of non-recyclable waste, etc.
  • Institute of Technology and Life Sciences at the GREENPOWER expo in Poznan 
     May, 2019) 14th,  -16th
From 14-16th May, the Institute of Technology and Life Sciences participated with an exhibition stand within the GREENPOWER international exhibiton, taking place in Poznan, Poland. The event served as a platform for many interesting conversations regarding the ETV4INNOVATION project and the Environmental Technology Verification process. During the event ITP actively disseminated information about the ETV4INNOVATION project.
  • CETEM at the 58th Furniture Fair of Yecla, Spain (7th -10th,  May, 2019)
CETEM attended the Furniture Fair of Yecla from 7th to 10 May; this Fair is the oldest and the most traditional one of Spain, where CETEM presented ETV4INNOVATION to the different attendants from furniture and related sectors

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ETV4INNOVATION has been funded with support from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.
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ETV Newsletter 4

ETV4INNOVATION is 28 months long EC funded project VET Strategic Partnership under Erasmus+ programme.

It has been designed with the aim to support the development and the implementation of an innovative practice and a new training path in the field of Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). 
ETV4INNOVATION ACTIVITIES AND CURRENT PROGRESS

The Erasmus Plus ETV4INNOVATION project is reaching its final stage soon. It will support the development and the implementation of an Innovative practice and a new training path in the field of Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). It will comprise a Joint Curriculum, didactic materials and a collaborative platform in line with the identified needs of the different target users. The training materials will also include videos and interactive infographics apart from presentations. The course will be open and free available in December 2019, and will constitute a highly benefit tool for the SMEs and any interested people on how to verify its innovative eco-technologies in the industry sector.

Taking into account the results obtained in the report “Current needs and skills required towards Environmental Technology Verification”, partners have established the preliminary Joint Curriculum where the structure of the course is defined in three training modules.

The Joint Curriculum must be validated through a series of surveys by stakeholders of different technological sectors to ensure that it meets the expectations and needs the project intends to cover.

The course will be structured in the following 3 modules:

  1. Module 1: Basic aspects of verification of environmental technology
  2. Module 2.The ETV programme as a commercial tool on domestic and international markets
  3. Module 3. Environmental Technology Verification procedure
Each single module will have the following structure:

ETV4INNOVATION INTERVIEW
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCES, POLAND
 - an ETV4INNOVATION project partner
Dr. Agnieszka Wawrzyniak from ITP, Poland explains about the main purpose of a Verification Body during an ETV procedure and the requirements


Dr. Agnieszka Wawrzyniakwould you explain what is the main purpose of a Verification Body during an ETV procedure?

By verifying the performance of a certain technology the Verification Body delivers a credible, third party assessment that its technical design ensures the fulfillment of a given performance claim in a specified application, taking any measurement uncertainty, relevant assumptions and limitations into consideration. The end products of the verification are: 1) Verification Report and 2) Statements of Verification.

The ETV Verification Statements are registered and published by the European Commission which makes them recognized in the EU and also globally, which is the main benefit of proposers. It helps distinguishing a technology among competitors, increases market prospects of a company and enhances investors’ trust.

What are the requirements a Verification Body should meet?

An ETV Verification Body should meet several requirements: it has to be accredited to PN-EN ISO/IEC 17020 for inspection bodies type "A", which should ensure high-quality data test, to be used for verification and guarantee the impartiality, credibility and reliability of the EU ETV Verification Statements. Of course when requested by the client, verifications can be performed for non-EU markets such as United States, Canada, and Asian markets.

The parameters of what type of technologies could be verified by an ETV body?
 
An ETV Body could offer environmental technology verification (ETV) of materials, waste and resources and renewable technologies. Verifications are performed under the the Programme of Environmental Technologies Verification of the European Union (EU ETV).

 
ETV4INNOVATION NEWS

ETV4INNOVATION Multiplier Events with Stakeholders

The ETV4INNOVATION multiplier events will be organized in each partner country in purpose to present and disseminate the intellectual outcomes and developed project activities so as to promote awareness learning. Hence such events, between the timeframe between February – March, 2020 will be organized in: 

The aim is to disseminate the wide range of intellectual knowledge and conclusions to be produced within the project, including the Joint ETV4INNOVATION Curriculum and the E-learning platform.

During the event it will be important to gather feedback and opinion from relevant stakeholders from SMEs, Innovation and funding bodies, Higher Education Institutions; NGO’s dealing with education, environmental issues and sustainability.

The ETV4INNOVARTION e-learning platform

The ETV4INNOVATION E-learning platform is already created and will be fully available in begining of 2020. Early adopters are welcome to register and go over and test the training course.

Find it here: http://etv.cetem.webfactional.com/
OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER) ETV4INNOVATION MATERIALS with a copyrithg Creative Commons Licences 
 
Open Educational Resources (OER) are often used by creators of educational material because of their open characteristics. The “open” in OER does not imply the absence of any form of licensing which, instead, is accompanying the majority of the OER available.

All ETV4INNOVATION material is OER and will go with a copyright Creative Commons Licenses (CCL), which is the best suitable option for OER created under the Erasmus+ funding programme. In fact, all the material produced under the Erasmus+ program has to follow the funding program rules that require all the produced material to be open, licensed and sharable with no commercial porpoises. CCL gives 6 main licensing options that go from Public Domain to full Copyright. OER is covered by CCL guaranteeing both the open and the rights aspects. In the specific case of ETV4INNOVATION, the consortium decided to utilize the “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” license. This specific license is assuring the rights to the ETV4INNOVATION consortium while allowing the shareability of the material for no commercial use.
 
Part of the ETV4INNOVATION training material that is going to be part of the e-learning course is dedicated to Open Educational Resources and Open license. The material goes through the two definitions of License and Licensor, the definition of Open Educational Resources, and the difference between OER and Open Access Publishing. It defines the difference between Public Domain and “all rights reserved”, highlighting the new way of “some rights reserved” and the creation of the Creative Commons Licenses, going through all the CCL options one by one. The material also shows the Criteria used by the ETV4INNOVATION Consortium for finding the most suitable CCL option, also according to the Erasmus+ Programme rules and Criteria explained in the material.

 
If you would like to read more about the ETV4INNOVATION project you check our past newsletters by clicking on the link below:
 

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ETV4INNOVATION has been funded with support from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.
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This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Разработване на онлайн обучителен материал с основна цел да насърчи предприятия да преминат през Environmental Technology Verification


Европа е изправена пред редица екологични предизвикателства, оказващи въздействие върху нейния бъдещ просперитет. Те включват – изчерпване на ресурсите, увеличаване на недостига на вода, замърсяване на въздуха, промяна в климата и загуба на биологично разнообразие. Европа е водеща по отношение на иновациите и еко-технологичните, увеличавайки по този начин своята конкурентоспособност. Въпреки това, навлизането на пазара с иновации може да бъде сериозен проблем пред дадена компания, тъй като по дефиниция иновациите не могат да демонстрират история с широк спектър от постигнати резултати. Без наличието на надеждна информация за дадена технология, потенциалните купувачи не могат да бъдат сигурни дали да се доверят или не на параметрите предоставени от доставчика. За целта, през 2011г. Европейската Комисия заедно със 7 страни членки, създадоха решение за справянето с този проблем -  Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). Това е инициатива предоставящи на трети страни верифициране на работните параметри на дадена технология. Използвайки протокол за проверка, което представлява крайният продукт на един верификационен процес, се представя правдоподобна информация за параметрите на иновативна технология. В резултат от ETV верифицирането, пазарният достъп за иновативни екологични технологии значително се повишава, докато технологичният риск за купувачите на технологии намалява.

 

ETV4INNOVATION е стратегическо партньорство с продължителност от 28 месеца, финансирано по програма“ Erasmus+“. Проектът е разработен с цел да подкрепи разработването и прилагането на новаторски практики, както и на нов курс на обучение в областта на Верифицирането на Екологичните Технологии (Environmental Technology Verification). Съществува силно търсене от страна на купувачите на иновативни еко-технологии за гаранции за ефективност и производителност. ETV е международно призната схема, която предоставя сертификат за представяне, чиято валидност е призната и гарантирана на международно равнище. ETV може да предостави на разработчиците на екологични технологии реално конкурентно предимство при предлагането на своите продукти на пазара. ETV предлага гаранции за ефективността на екологичните технологии, а процесът на получаване на протокол за проверка следва много строги насоки и процедури. За да добият подобен протокол ефективно и на най-ниска цена, компаниите е необходимо да отговарят на ETV изискванията за проверка във всички фази на разработването на продукта.

 

 

 

ETV4INNOVATION е част от глобално усилие, целящо да предостави на компаниите, развиващи екологични технологии, ефективен и успешен достъп до процеса на верифициране на параметрите, като единствената международно призната гаранция за производителност и ефективност на нови екологични технологии. Проект ETV4INNOVATION цели разработването на съвместни учебни планове за успешното преминаване през процеса на Верифициране на Екологични Технологии на компании, разработващи или предлагащи иновативни технологии. По-конкретно, ETV4INNOVATION ще разработи модули за електронно обучение с отворен достъп, които ще помогнат на разработчиците на еко-технологии да получат задълбочени познания за схемата, като същевременно им предостави знания, които ще ги улеснят в процеса на успешно верифициране на еко-технологиите, които предлагат на пазара.

 

Консорциум ETV4INNOVATION дефинира следните специфични цели:

 

  • Да идентифицира нуждата от знания и умения сред МСП, с цел успешното преминаване през процеса на верифициране на параметрите на своята еко-технология.
  • Да разработи съвместна учебна програма с участието на представители на заинтересованите страни – участници от индустрията и други експерти представители на зелени отрасли, като например: верифициращи органи, клъстери и университети, както и други с опит и познания в еко-технологиите.
  • Да предостави обучителните програма в дигитална, интерактивна платформа.
  • Да намали пречките между МСП и големите предприятия, създавайки общи процедури и умения.
  • Да предостави необходимите умения и знания за успешното верифициране на параметрите на предлагана технология.
  • Да насърчи по-добри умения с цел ефективното внедряване на ETV
  • Да предостави по-добра осведоменост за съществуващите екологични проблеми и необходимостта от устойчиво развитие в компаниите.

 

ОЧАКВАНИ ИНТЕЛЕКТУАЛНИ РЕЗУЛТАТИ:

 

  • РЕЗУЛТАТ 1: Ключово проучване на нуждите на МСП по отношение на ETV
  • РЕЗУЛТАТ 2: ETV4INNOVATION Съвместна учебна програма
  • РЕЗУЛТАТ 3: ETV4INNOVATION Обучителни материали
  • РЕЗУЛТАТ 4: ETV4INNOVATION Обучителна дигитална платформа.




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ОТНОСНО Environmental Technology Verification




Ако продавате или търсите иновативна екологична технология и искате да разберете дали нейните технически параметри отговорят на предоставените от производителя параметри или желаете да потвърдите това твърдение, то верификационната схема ETV (Environmental Technology Verification) е точно за вас

 

ETV е международно призната схема, която предоставя сертификат за представяне на иновативни екологични технологии, чиято валидност е призната и гарантирана на международно равнище. Тази уникална схема за оценка на екологичното представяне на технологиите се основава на акредитирани независими органи за проверка, които проверят техническите параметри на екологичната технология, съгласно добре дефинирани и общи насоки в световен мащаб.

ETV е за всички продавачи на екологични технологии, които ще намерят в ETV схемата единственото международно признато решение, гарантиращо твърдението за ефективност и производителност на определени технологии.

ETV е за всички купувачи на екологични технологии от частния или публичния сектор, които ще намерят в схемата единственото признато решение гарантиращо достоверността на еко-параметрите обявени от производителя. Като по този начин биха намалили инвестиционния си риск.

 

Предприятие притежаващо технология, надхвърляща нормалните стандарти или предоставяща новаторски подход към решаването на екологичен проблем, могат да се срещнат с предизвикателства при проникването на пазара, поради липсата на независими и достоверни доказателства за нейните предимства. Често купувачи или инвеститори, на които се налага закупуване или внедряване на определена екологична технология, при направа на оценка на наличните възможности на пазара, често се сблъскват с несравнима, непълна или нетествана информация за ефективност.

Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) е документов механизъм за технологии, който предоставя независима проверка на нови технологии, така че потребители, разработчици, регулатори и други страни могат да направят информирано решение за закупуване и/или внедряване на иновативна технология. Проверката изгражда доверието на продавача и доверието на купувача, като гарантира, че твърденията за екологичните резултати са валидни, надеждни и подкрепени от висококачествени и независими данни и информация от тестове.

ETV предоставя документация, че технологията, която продавате, отговаря на вашите обещания - например, че има определена функция или отговаря на конкретни изисквания. Това може да е ниска консумация на енергия, по-чиста технология или висока производителност. Проверката се признава в рамките на ЕС и в други страни, включително Корея, САЩ, Канада и Китай.

 

Можете да придобиете ETV ако притежавата технология в следните сектори:

  • Обработка на вода и мониторинг (напр. мониторинг на качеството на водата, пречистване на питейната вода и отпадъчните води);
  • Материали, отпадъци, суровини (напр. технологии за разделяне и сортиране на твърди отпадъци, рециклиране на материали, технологии оползотворяващи излезли от употреба продукти и химикали, биобазирани продукти);
  • Енергийни технологии- ВЕИ технологии, енергия от отпадъци, технологии в сферата на енергийната ефективност).
  • Рециклиращи технологии – рециклиране на батерии, акумулатори, рециклиране на индустриални вторични и след-употреба продукти, технологии за оползотворяване на строителни отпадъци в строителни материали, техники за разделяне или сортиране на твърди отпадъци, възстановяване на материали.
  • Селскостопански технологии
  • Почистване и мониторинг на въздуха
  • Мониторинг и почистване на почвата и подпочвените води.

 

 

 




ПРОЕКТНИ МАТЕРИАЛИ







ETV4INNOVATION БЮЛЕТИН







РЕЗУЛТАТИ ПО ПРОЕКТА




Консорциум ETV4INNOVATION разработи анализ относно необходимите нужди и умения сред фирмите от еко-технологичния сектор с цел да повиши техните компетенции в областта на верифициране на параметри на иновативни еко-технологии. Изследването бе направено с цел да  се идентифицират:

  • 1) настоящите и бъдещи нужди свързани с еко-технологиите и ETV ;
  • 2) основните нужди и изисквания срещани от Европейския технологичен сектор.

Консорциум ETV4INNOVATION изпълни проучването предимно в Европа и по-конкретно в страните, които вече са внедрили официално стандарта. Проучването обхвана 90 участника, предимно МСП, но и други заинтересовани страни, включително местни администрации, университети, агенции за развитие, изследователски и иновативни организации и др.

Част от основните заключения от извършеното проучване са:

  • Голяма част от участниците в допитването представляват микро и малки компании планиращи да комерсиализират между един или два продукта и работещи в сферата на енергийните технологии и технологиите свързани с пречистването на вода ;
  • Най-често срещаните пречки за по-широкото внедряване на пазара на нови технологии, пред иновативните предприятия в сферата на еко-технологиите са: 1)ниското екологично съзнание; 2)логистични проблеми; 3)проблеми с финансиране ;
  • Най-големите пречките пред проникването на еко-технологии в трети (чужди) пазара се очертават 1) законодателни въпроси; 2) липса на достатъчно референции; 3) липса на пазарни канали и възможности ;
  • Повечето външни клиенти, на участвалите в допитването, изискват гаранции за производителност, екологично представяне и съответствие на технологиите когато закупуват определена технология. Най-често се изискват тестове и сертификати, като например „LCA“ „ISO стандарт“ са сред най-изисканите гаранция от производителите на еко-технологии.
  • Резултатите от проучването демонстрираха, че близо 72 % от отговорилите не бяха чували за ЕТV до този момент ;
  • ETV е познаваем сред много малка група от хора и участници ;
  • ETV не е разпознаваем и сред клиентите на производителите на иновативни еко-технологии, тъй като 92 % от тях отговорят, че никога до този момент не са чували за схемата ;
  • В заключение е очевидно, че съществува огромна нужда от курс за обучение относно ETV. За да се направи курса по-полезен и ценен за потребителите, учебните програми ще бъдат разработени, стъпвайки и на обратната връзка получена от участниците ;
  • Основните причини защо част от участниците използват ETV са: тестване на производителност/ ефективност; документиране на резултатите; достъп до международните пазари, ETV работи като средство за доказване на производителността на технологията.
  • Тези от участниците, които са преминали успешно верификационен процес бяха запитани да споделят дали посредством ETV верификационният процес са се сдобили с нови умения. Отговорите са – knowhow, експериментално планиране, анализ на данни; подготовка на пилотни модели и сертифициране.

 

Можете да прочетете кратко резюме в резултат от направеното проучване за необходимите умения и знания при преминаване през процеса на Environmental Technology Verification на определена иновативна технология тук:

 
Целият доклад на английски език е достъпен тук: IO1: Report of current needs and skills required towards Environmental Technology Verification
 

Консорциум ETV4INNOVATION разработи доклад дефиниращ основното съдържание в съвместната учебна програма, която е в процес на разработване в рамките на проект ETV4INNOVATION. В този контекст настоящият доклад дефинира, анализира и описва най-подходящата учебна структура, като се базира на идентифицираните на по-ранен етап нужди на целевите групи на проекта. Учебната програма е структурирана, така че да предоставя необходимите знания включвайки набор от научни области, позволявайки по този начин максимално профилиране до повече работни профили. В тази връзка бяха идентифицирани основни резултати, които обучителната програма е необходимо да покрие, както и обучаващите единици, които да отговорят на специфичните нужди на целевите профили. 
 
Броят на модулите е дефиниран на базата на основните заключения направени в рамките на Докладът за необходимите умения и знания сред МСП за преминаването през ETV процес (Интелектуален резултат №1).
 
Дефинирани са 3 модула, всеки съдържащ следните основни аспекти на обучението, както следва:
 
Модул 1: Основни аспекти на ETV (верифицирането на параметрите на екологична технология) 
 
Модулът описва:
 
  • какво представлява ETV процесът и неговата цел
  • кои са основните участници въвлечени в ETV
  • основните термини използвани в ETV методологията;
  • кои организации и хора могат да се възползват от ETV;
  • европейските стандарти и други основни документи свързани с ETV;
  • различните приложения на ETV.
 
 
Модул 2. Environmental Technology Verification процедура  
 
Модул 2:
  • прилага процедурата посредством даване на пример с определени технологии;
  • дефинира входни параметри по определени технологични области;
  • предоставя информация за необходимата специфична информация преди стартиране на процеса на верифициране, като например специфични работни условия; - идентифицира критерии за допустимост;
  • характеризира група от критерии, например екологична добавена стойност, ниво на иновативност, съотносимост към определени нужди, изпълнение на законовите разпоредби, определя принадлежността към определени технологични области;
  • описва документите необходими за всяка една стъпка от процеса на верифициране;
  • посочва първичните параметри и ги сравнява спрямо други проверими технологии;
  • отразява нуждите и изискванията на потребителите за специфични приложения при определени експлоатационни условия;
  • описва условията на публикуване на декларация за проверка. 
Модул 3. ETV  програмата като комерсиален инструмент на местния и международния пазар 
 
Модулът описва:
  • ползите от ETV във връзка с последващи продажби и комерсиализация;
  • различните нива на технологична готовност;
  • минималните изисквания за преминаване през ETV по отношение на технологичната готовност на даден продукт;
  • ползите за клиентите, които купуват ETV технологии, продукти, процеси или услуги;
  • създаването и интегрирането на маркетинг план свързан с ETV продукт, процес или услуга; 
  • действителните нужди по технологични области;
  • някои успешни случая на технологии преминали през ETV.

Можете да прочетете кратко резюме на Дефинирата съвместна учебна програма тук.




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