The project “Knowledge transfer capacity building for enhanced energy access & efficiency in the Caribbean (Cap4inno)” is co-financed by the European Commission through the ACP Edulink programme.
Cap4inno aims to provide a solution to the challenges of energy access & efficiency through building the capacities of Caribbean HEIs to promote knowledge transfer, and offer relevant training programs to students and professionals of the sector
To build capacities for transfer and exploitation of innovative solutions and modern technologies for enhanced energy access and efficiency in the Caribbean, in line with socio-economic regional development priorities.
1. To provide the labour market & economy with high level skills required to enhance energy access & efficiency and foster the use of modern technologies, through modernising curricula and training offer in 3 Higher Education Institutions serving 18 countries in the Caribbean
2. To strengthen inter-institutional cooperation among HEIs, enterprises & governments in the Caribbean, and foster innovation & knowledge transfer, through networking & policy support actions.
Outcomes & Outputs
The project addresses both institutional capacity building and improvements in academic quality and relevance in the region, leading to
- Increased awareness on qualifications needed in the energy sector and training needs of staff and students to build capacities for a sustainable energy sector
- Upgraded qualifications of partner HEI academic & management staff with a view to providing high-level skills required for capacity development in the energy sector
- Improved institutional frameworks, modernised offer of academic and research programmes, and amplified lifelong learning opportunities for professionals, including via distance learning
- Reinforced inter-institutional networking and cooperation among key actors of the innovation system: HEIs, enterprises, and government for enhanced energy access among the less favoured groups of Caribbean societies
- Enhanced impact and promoted regional up-take of the pilot transversal courses in other faculties and HEIs in the Caribbean