Smart Atlas: emerging Skills Needs, Trends and Demand
 
Aims
 

In this framework, activities are addressed to create a small ecosystem of tools which work together towards building an interactive repository of emerging skills and professional profiles linked to current needs and future trends in the food-related sectors. The tools are designed to guarantee an effective matching between demand and offer of knowledge in the food-related sectors, based on the anticipation of disruptive mega & microtrends that will affect skills demand (Forecast Aggregator, Interactive Training Gap Identifier). A dedicated tool will also be focused on sharing knowledge and best practices in which the newly acquired skills can be applied (Smart Atlas).

Overall, the activities set a future/forward-looking knowledge basis for the development of learner-led academic and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training by:

  • using the ASKFOOD Forecast Aggregator. This tool combines trends (developed by scenario-analysis) and multi-sector innovative competencies that can be identified as the emerging core skillset for the future of the food-related sectors.s. Users can browse this Open Repository with a collection of multi-media resources that map the future trends affecting food-related innovation path, training offer and demand, and industrial organisation. Additional scenarios can also be suggested by users and visitors.
  • supporting a back-casting exercise by collecting analyses, studies, and common reflections on:
    • Skills and training needs from the food industry
    • Existing academic and CDP training schemes to generate an Interactive Training Gap Identifier, that can be browsed at different levels such as:  sector, sub-sector, thematic area, skill level, and professional profile.

Generating an Interactive Training Gap Identifier, that can be browsed at different levels such as:  sector, sub-sector, thematic area, skill level, and professional profile.

  • supplementing this information with further contribution from the involved multiplier organizations to identify needs most relevant to companies and referenced to consortium offers and skills, as well as collecting best practices within the ASKFOOD Smart Atlas. This tool allows users both to browse the open repository of information & Best Practices and to include other initiatives targeted to promote innovation in the food and food-related sector.

 

Leader

Cassiopea (IT), Germana Di Falco