INTRODUCING COMINN PROJECT

Within the metal sector, the new reality defined by economic globalization and market dynamics, requires workers to develop a set of skills and competencies related to innovation. These competences are usually acquired through informal processes. Thus, organizations, and in particular SMEs, need to identify and develop in their workers the skills related to innovation acquired in informal processes to facilitate their transfer to their working scope.
COMINN aims to valorize the results of TOOLS TRAINING project (113894-CP-1-2004-1-EN-Grundtvig-G1), which develops educational materials to develop and mobilize flexible competencies acquired through informal learning and to make the middle managers to valorize, develop and mobilize the competences linked to INNOVATION, learnt in informal contexts, in their daily work with the workers. Lead by the Federación Vizcaína de Empresas del Metal, and coordinated by Fondo Formación Euskadi, the project is financed by the European Commission, in the framework of Transfer of Innovation of Leonardo da Vinci Program for Vocational Training and it will be developed during 2010-2012 in a coordinated way among Spain, Portugal, Austria, Lithuania and Hungary. The Partnership has the participation of important both public and private training and consultancy organisations, all directly bond to the Industrial Sector, like: the public training institution BFI STEIERMARK, in Austria, Trebag Ltd (Hungary), INOVA-FOR (in Portugal) and the Public, non profit, research Organization VDU, in Lithuania.
COMINN is aimed at developing of a Didactic Guide for industrial SMEs, to help the middle managers to valorize, develop and mobilize the competences linked to INNOVATION in their daily work with the workers. This result will positively influence different groups:
   Middle managers and responsible of metal SME, COMINN will provide them the necessary tools to develop the competences linked to INNOVATION in their daily work, with the workers.
   HH.RR and training responsible in SMEs, may incorporate the development of this material to their human resource strategies and knowledge management.
   And in a indirect way, Workers related to those middle managers.