The first European-wide standard to certify cross-functional competencies

This is the first certified Europe-wide standard for cross-functional competencies — those skills that cut across disciplines, such as systems thinking and leadership, and are acquired through practical experience. These competencies go beyond knowledge and are increasingly demanded by a rapidly changing job market driven by sustainability.

  • A certification scheme of cross-functional competencies in sustainable innovation and system transition
  • It evaluates those competencies relevant for the development of climate solutions as well as sustainable processes, services and products in a broad range of jobs
  • An evaluation of competencies by a professional assessor team on the basis of candidate’s academic qualification, job experience and performance
  • An essential part of educational activities of Climate-KIC (Knowledge & Innovation Centre),EU’s largest public private partnership for climate change with a current annual budget of around € 80 million