Biosciences and Sustainability

The Basque Country believes in sustainable human growth where society, the environment, culture and economy are interconnected, and not separate. Sustainability is a paradigm to think about a future where environmental, social and economic considerations are balanced in the search for better quality of life.

Vocational Training plays a crucial role in this sustainable human development. It will be executed under a production model based on the efficient use of existing resources, broadly and comprehensively, as support for a sustainable economy that we have the obligation to build, for our own benefit and for the benefit of future generations.

Sustainable human development in VET

At Tknika, we are working on creating work environments that clearly believe in Sustainable Human Development, and with the different Vocational Training families, we are working toward achieving the 17 Sustainable Development goals established worldwide for 2015 through 2030.

Sustainable development objectives

1-fin-de-la-pobreza

1 – End of poverty

2-hambre-cero

2 – Zero hunger

3-salud-y-bienestar

3 – Health and well-being

4-educacion

4 – Quality education

5-igualdad-de-genero

5 – Gender equality

6-agua-limpia

6 – Clean water and sanitation

7-energia-asequible

7 – Affordable and non-polluting energy

8-trabajo-decente

8 – Decent work and economic growth

9-industria

9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure

10-reduccion-de-las-desigualdades

10 – Inequality reduction

11-ciudades-sostenibles

11 – Sustainable cities and communities

12-produccion-y-consumo

12 – Responsible consumption and production

13-accion-por-el-planeta

13 – Actions for the climate

14-vida-submarina

14 – Underwater life

15-vida-de-ecosistemas

15 – Life of terrestrial ecosystem

16-paz

16 – Solid peace, justice and institutions

17-alianzas

17 – Alliances to achieve the goals

This is how we work from this area, through collaborative networks, to develop a Research and Applied Innovation System of Euskadi’s VET.

Research and Applied Innovation System of Euskadi's VET

1 - Sustainable Agro-Food and the Natural and Ocean Environment

Vocational training makes sense based on its alignment with Basque Government policies and with the priorities that it establishes within the framework of smart specialisation. To this end, besides keeping watch over and knowing said policies, Tknika applies them when prioritising the projects to be worked on.
Euskadi’s vocational training is a fundamental agent, acknowledged in different scopes (companies, Government, European classes…), so that, represented by Tknika, Euskadi’s vocational training participates in initiatives oriented toward giving shape to, and rolling out innovation policies.

2 - Smart Building and Sustainable Construction

Placing focus on trailblazing companies in the community, with sights set on future needs that imply challenges, the hubs identify and prioritise necessary differential capabilities.

To this end, we coordinate with reference-point companies in Euskadi that help us to identify said capabilities, and we propose initiatives and projects to be carried out.

For the time being, operational hubs are as follows:

  1. Advanced manufacturing.
  2. Digital and connected factory.
  3. Energy.
  4. Biosciences and Biotechnologies.

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3 - Environmental Health and Sustainability Bioscience

Drawing support from the capability and experience of centres in developing projects and the knowledge surrounding them, we develop projects designed to meet their environmental needs, as well as the needs of innovation itself.

Tknika participates in selecting projects to be developed from the centres, and we take charge of monitoring them, as well as of guaranteeing all of their transfer objectives. In addition to proposing the projects to be carried out on an annual basis, the centres are responsible for executing them and their roll-out.

These are the projects currently carried out at the centres.

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4 - Network of Bioeconomics Applied to Vocational Training

We carry out projects with the intent of creating knowledge and training ourselves in areas highlighted as priority by Basque Government policies, where we find insufficient knowledge at our vocational training centres to provide the services that the industry requires or will require.

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5 - Smart Green Buildings Platform-Smart Sustainability

In order to support innovation at SMEs, we seek to make capabilities and knowledge that already exist at the Vocational Education and Training centres system available to them, by providing services.

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With these lines of work:

1 - Sustainable Agro-Food and the Natural and Ocean Environment

PROFESSIONAL FAMILIES

  • AGRARIAN
  • MARITIME FISHING
  • FOOD INDUSTRY
  • ENERGY AND WATER
  • HOTEL AND CATERING AND TOURISM
  • PHYSICAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES

PROJECTS

  • BIOTKNIFISH
  • REMOTE DETECTION
  • DRONES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL
  • FOOTPRINT
  • CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • FOOD

WORK NETWORKS

BIOECONOMICS NETWORKS APPLIED TO VOCATIONAL TRAINING

 

2 - Smart Building and Sustainable Construction

PROFESSIONAL FAMILIES

  • WOOD AND FURNITURE
  • BUILDING AND CIVIL WORK
  • CONSTRUCTION
  • ENERGY AND WATER

PROJECTS

  • BIM TECHNOLOGY
  • SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENTS
  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY
  • DRONES

WORK NETWORKS

SMART GREEN BUILDINGS PLATFORM-SMART SUSTAINABILITY

3 - Environmental Health and Sustainability Bioscience

PROFESSIONAL FAMILIES

  • CHEMISTRY
  • HEALTH
  • CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
  • SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
  • PERSONAL IMAGE
  • TEXTILE
  • PHYSICAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES

PROJECTS

  • BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • NANOCELLULOSE
  • BIOCOMPOSITES
  • SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE
  • COLLAGEN
  • HEALTHY AGEING

WORK NETWORKS

BIO NODE

4 - Network of Bioeconomics Applied to Vocational Training

Network of Bioeconomics Applied to Vocational Training, which, out of all training activities, encourages applied innovation and research, obtaining products and services, generating economic value, and using resources of biological origin in an efficient and sustainable way as fundamental elements.

5 - Smart Green Buildings Platform-Smart Sustainability

Smart Green Buildings Platform-Smart Sustainability, applied to Vocational Training. Multi-disciplinary forum for the interrelation and exchange of knowledge and experiences between all professional families (Construction, Wood and Furniture, Power, Environmental Health in relation to Smart and Sustainable Buildings).

6 - Bio Node

Multidisciplinary forum to interrelate and exchange knowledge and experiences between all professional families and companies, technological centres, universities and players from the Basque Network of Science, Technology and Innovation related to Health, Environmental Sustainability and Biosciences.

7 - Centre projects

Drawing support from the capability and experience of centres in developing projects and the knowledge surrounding them, we develop projects designed to meet their environmental needs, as well as the needs of innovation itself.

Tknika participates in selecting projects to be developed from the centres, and we take charge of monitoring them, as well as of guaranteeing all of their transfer objectives. In addition to proposing the projects to be carried out on an annual basis, the centres are responsible for executing them and their roll-out.
These are the projects currently carried out at the centres

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