Mind the gap: Analysis of digital skills needs in the Shipbuilding and Off-shore renewable energy sectors

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General information

The present workshop is organized by Ghent University in collaboration with University of  Amsterdam as part of WP2 – Strategy baseline. It is aimed to discuss and debate the present and future digital skill gaps in the shipbuilding and off-shore renewable energy sectors. The digital skills gaps intended to be analysed include but are not limited to the fields of big data, automation (autonomous ships), Internet of Things, clouds, 3D printing and Artificial intelligence.

A brief presentation of the MATES Project will be done in order to introduce the project’s objectives and to clear state the aims of the workshop. The workshop aims to identify present and future digital skills gaps in the workforce of Europe in the shipbuilding and off-shore energy sectors. At this stage of the project, key work has been done to analyse the baseline of the workforce and associated digital skills gaps in Europe, however, is necessary to validate these results with the input of experts from the industry, clusters, academia and training centers. Stakeholders will discuss in 2 groups on topics related to digital skills and what can be done in the shipbuilding and off-shore renewable energy sectors.  Finally, they will present a summary of the discussions and further steps to be done.

Contact Person: Evelyn Paredes Coral (evelyn.paredescoral@ugent.be)


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0716 - Naval engineering


Venue: Het Pand
Ghent, Belgium


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