Innovative Online Vocational Training of Renewable Energy Technologies

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The LEONARDO DA VINCI (LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME) funded project INNOVRET is developing an online e-Learning solution to train people on the subject of heat pump systems especially focusing on vocational education and training. Heat pump systems are one of the most efficient heating systems available. However, these efficiencies are only achievable as long as the systems are properly designed and installed. A recent study shows that badly installed heat pump systems have resulted in 87% of these systems under-performing. Notwithstanding heat pump systems offer the greatest reduction of CO2 emissions of any single technology. The challenge therefore is to provide state of the art training in heat pump system installation. Therefore the goals of this project are to explore competence-based training in industry-validated content; use innovative technologies for content representation and delivery and engage with a state of the art, interactive online energy facility to support different loading scenarios. The resultant toolset will support personalised learning and assure a deep penetration of high quality industry relevant content. It will be validated through the training of a number of heat pump installers.


Graz Partner: Knowledge Technologies Institute, Graz University of Technology, Austria/Europe

Duration: 01.12.2011 – 30.11.2013 (24 months)

Funding: Supported by the Life-Long-Learning programme (LLP-LdV) of the European Commission. Grant No.: LLP/LdV/TOI/2011/IRL-501

  • Total Budget: € 341,786.02
  • Total Funding: € 245,759.90
  • CSS Budget: € 73,216.40