The primary goal of the TRAIN-ECO project is to develop training materials on eco-innovation for electronics professionals and entrepreneurs from SMEs and start-ups. SMEs and start-ups play an important role in the EU economy and need to transition to sustainable business models in order to support EU’s efforts to build a green economy. For example, waste from the electronics industry, known as e-waste, is an increasingly large problem for the EU and the world. However, currently SME and start-up staff lack the training and skills necessary to develop innovative and eco-sustainable electronics products that comply with EU regulations. To address this, TRAIN-ECO will:
• Develop training materials on eco-innovation that leads to sustainable development, and quality management in electronics product development
• Develop training materials on EU environmental and safety standards
• Design a MOOC that will comprehensively cover the above topics
• Create shorter e-modules on these topics and an open repository of project materials
• Create guidelines for VET providers on how to incorporate our learning materials into flexible continuing VET education programs and courses

All of our objectives have been set in recognition of the specific needs of electronics professionals and entrepreneurs. Since working professionals often lack time to engage in longer-term continuing VET programs, TRAIN-ECO will pay special attention to creating flexible learning opportunities for this group, in particular by designing a MOOC and a series of shorter e-modules on eco-innovation. In addition to staff from SMEs and start-ups, we will target continuing education learners, students of electronics engineering and VET and adult education providers, who will be able to freely use TRAIN-ECO materials.

– Multiplier events for evaluation of  training material by industry companies

The network of testing laboratories TEST-4-SME makes the development of electronic equipment easier for a small local manufacturer

The TEST-4-SME network of testing laboratories provides testing of electronic equipment to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in laboratories close to

How to comply with requirements and role of testing in electronic product development

University of Tartu in cooperation of Metrosert AS organized an online training for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the

Successful virtual Corrosion of Electronics training event in Finland

Centria University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Association for Cooperation for Research and Development of Electronics in Finland

Kokkola Material Week – Towards Sustainable Future

The 8th Kokkola Material Week will be held this year as a totally virtual event from 9-12 November, 2020. We

TEST-4-SME Training for Laboratory Staff in University of Latvia

Online training of the laboratory staff was held on 17 of June 2020 in Riga, in the new building of Nature Centre University of Latvia. Participants of the training were

SMEs staff training workshop about Solar power plants was held on July 31

The SME staff training workshop SOLAR POWER PLANTS: TESTING, DOCUMENTATION, ECONOMY, SUPPORT was organised by Applied Research Institute for Prospective

Electronics industry enterprises learned about product requirements

On the 14th of May 2020, the University of Tartu, Tartu Observatory organized a webinar for small and medium-sized enterprises

Seminar on Corrosion of Electronics

Welcome to a webinar on the impact of various environments on corrosion of printed circuit boards (PCB) and their assemblies 27th May

Second Workshop for SME Staff in Lithuania

The workshop for SME staff was organised by Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies (ProTech) as a part of WP4

SMEs staff training workshop about Solar power plants

SMEs staff training workshop SOLAR POWER PLANTS: TESTING, DOCUMENTATION, ECONOMY, SUPPORT that was planned for 20 March in Vilnius, Lithuania,

University of Tartu

Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design

European Project Center

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Riga Technical University