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Skills for Industry

Fostering New Services and Jobs Creation

Expert Webinar

State-of-Play, Good Practices and Current Disruptions



22nd May 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. CET








10:00 - 10:30

New services challenged by COVID 19 and the green deal

André Richier, European Commission DG GROW

10:30 – 11:00

State-of-play in SSME+D skills supply

Dr. Gerhard Gudergan, ISSIP
Carola Schulz,

Promising practices in new services facing major disruptions

11:00 - 11:30

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Data Product Design – Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) (Switzerland)

Dr. Jürg Meierhofer, Senior Lecturer Smart Service Engineering, ZHAW


MSc of Service Engineering and Management - University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) (Portugal)

Dr. Lia Patrício, Director MSc of Service Engineering and Management, FEUP


Research Unit Service and Human Resources Management – Fraunhofer IAO (Germany)

Walter Ganz, Head of Service and Human Resources, Fraunhofer IAO



12:30 – 13:30




Promising practices in new services facing major disruptions (continuing)


The Advanced Services Group – research group on servitization, Aston Business School (UK)

Dr. Andreas Schroeder, Senior Lecturer, The Advanced Services Group


Skillnet Ireland – company network for workforce learning (Ireland)

Paul Healy, Chief Executive, Skillnet Ireland

14:30 – 15:45

Forward vision in demanding times

Impacts of COVID 19
Transformations for the green economy
Tasks in skills supply
Lessons learned

Tobias Hüsing, empirica
Laurent Probst, PwC





15:45 – 16:00

Wrap-up, Conclusions and Next steps

Werner B. Korte, empirica

Contact in case of problems and questions

Carola Schulz: carola.schulz@empirica(dot)com

Tobias Hüsing: tobias.huesing@empirica(dot)com

Werner B. Korte: werner.korte@empirica(dot)com


tel.: +49 228 98530-0