Greater professionalism and space for Innovation

The real estate crisis revealed some of the sector’s challenges for the coming years, such as greater professionalism, where innovation is more important.

Greater professionalization of the sector will stem from being able to access quality training and it is here, that collaboration between companies and educational centres is key for factors such as the following:

  • Adapt the training offer to the real demand of the labour market. It is essential that companies in the sector are actively involved in the development of new training curricula, since the skills that companies require may vary over time.
  • Update training according to the technological evolution and innovation of the sector. The use of new technologies and innovation in processes and products in the real estate sector, have introduced requirements in terms of training, even for the lowest levels of production.
  • Incorporate active learning methodologies “learning by doing” that allow the development of basic skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Promote the entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurship is not just about learning to create a company; it is about exploring, striving, taking risks, tolerating failures and learning to manage oneself in a changing environment such as today’s world.

Encourage initiatives that are based on innovation and entrepreneurship, promoting forums for meetings between companies and students, collaborating with technical faculties at universities and vocational training centres, are some examples of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that allow us to respond to the challenges for the sector on these issues.

How?Contributing to the creation of more job opportunities for young people, unemployed and active professionals, improving competitiveness and the economic future of the sector, thus benefiting society as a whole.

An example of this is the CleanTech Camp project, which was born with the aim of promoting technology transfer and entrepreneurship in the field of clean energy. This year 2018 has seen the launch of the third edition of the program that is aimed at any entrepreneur who has a business idea or start-up company and wants to develop and realize it.

CleanTecamp works in the following way: Applications are received from which a maximum of 15 projects will be chosen. These will receive certain training sessions for 2 weeks, one in Barcelona and one in Porto, 5 practical workshops per participant and 2 networking events where there will be professionals from the sector, both in Porto and in Barcelona.  In addition, the three projects with the greatest impact potential on the market will receive an economic contribution of more than 50,000 euros and support to accelerate and grow the business.

This year the main partner of the program is Gas Natural Fenosa who, together with InnoEnergy, are in the search for related solutions in the following challenges: Automation and control of energy distribution networks, distributed generation and self-consumption, infrastructure for sustainable mobility, virtual and augmented reality for energy infrastructure. From among all the applications received, a maximum of 15 projects will be selected. Of these 15 projects, the 3 finalists will be chosen who will receive 3 economic awards to start their project.

Applications to participate in the program can be submitted until February 18. Do you have a project in this field that you would like to convert into reality? Sign up here