Knowledge Transfer Partnership: linking Science, Business and Government to improve environmental sustainability by introducing micro-renewable technologies
Authors: Chris Ashe, Head of Centre, Construction & Built Environment,
Lisa Tennant, Graduate Research Associate,
8LE, Scotland, United Kingdom
A collaborative Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme exists between
Businesses such as McGill Electrical Ltd must respond to aspects relating to climate change, sustainable development and the focus of the Gothenburg Strategy, by investigating the science behind the technologies available to them to add to their business portfolio. The environmental section of the Lisbon Treaty focuses on minimising environmental issues on both an international and a regional level (Europa, n.da). The new division at McGill Electrical will serve on a local, regional and national level.
The supply of these products means that staff within the organisation must be trained and given additional skills to add to the ones they already have, to allow them to install the products. These training opportunities will be available on a local, regional and national level as McGill Electrical Ltd and other companies broaden their installation market into that of renewable energy. The Lisbon Strategy consists of three pillars: social, economic and environmental. The social pillar calls for members to invest in training and education to contribute to the objective of reaching “full employment by 2010”. The environmental pillar was added as a result of Gothenburg. The economic pillar focuses towards creating an economy that is “competitive, dynamic and knowledge-based” (Europa, n.db)
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