Renewable energies in the University of Cadiz: Research and transfer for local development

 

Rafael Jiménez Castañeda, University of Cadiz


The need for economic development that incorporates environmental sustainability means that a new policy approach and strategy is required. This new model of a green economy will require education to develop news green skills and increase public environmental awareness as well as research to identify opportunities for technological innovation. Collaboration between the industrial sector and universities is key to the development of new technological companies (spin-offs), new green technologies and for generating employment. In addition, this new model of growth requires updating the qualification of the current employees, new technologies based on knowledge, more productive activities and environmental protection. The University of Cadiz has taken a number of measures to achieve these ambitious targets in industrial collaboration and human capital development.