Collaborative European Research Projects


Since 1995 European Research Projects have been performed developing new methods, tools and approaches in Europe-wide partnerships. These projects are faciliated by the European Commission - Lifelong Learning and Erasmus+ Programme.

Erasmus+ Funding

European Research Projects

ECEPE Project

Certified Elecetric Powertrain Engineer

ECEPE (2020 – 2021) is an EU Erasmus+ funded project to develop the skills set, the training materials, and exercises for an electric power-train engineer. This includes fully electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, range extender concepts and also fuel cell based power-trains. The training looks at the systems from different view points: system level, control strategy level and software algorithm level.

ISCN is developing this material within the partnership and will form with the partners a training committee. The materials will be used at different participating universities and ISCN for partners and customers. The online training is running in the EuroSPI academy.



EU Blueprint Project for Battery Systems and Electrification of Mobility

ALBATTS (2020 – 2024) as an EU BLUEPRINT project integrates different Automotive associations and working parties, and the strategy project NORTHVOLT to build a European design and production knowledge for battery systems and electrification of vehicles.

ISCN is supporting to establish a Europe wide training program to which many partners develop different job roles and courses, and ISCN as part of that course portfolio develops a functional safety training specific for best practices in safety battery systems design.



 Protect traditional built Heritage Skills

According to the climate change and energy policy of the EU, each member state needed to identify and develop a series of energy efficient goals and regulations, of which buildings are a key element, in order to reach the set goals. However, Europe has numerous historic buildings, which need permanent maintenance and refurbishment in order to fulfil the requirements of sustainability and use. When responsible bodies do spend money anyway, it seems logical and ecologically worthwhile to apply “soft” maintenance procedures, which save costs and also reduce energy consumption of historic buildings. Integrating these buildings into national climate change and energy policies seems therefore quite necessary and a challenge, as far as appropriate techniques and procedures are concerned, which can only be met through excellently trained craftsmen and apprentices of the crafts concerned. PRO-Heritage partners aim to offer initial and permanent education for professionals and craftsmen providing traditional competences and skills for built heritage, based on Best Practice of partner organisations. Additionally, PRO-Heritage is going to establish a structure and environment for regular journeyman's travel in Europe, in order to further support the exchange of competences and skills across Europe. Major needs addressed in PRO-Heritage are:

  • to protect traditional competences and skills for built Cultural Heritage relevant for energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • the need to involve adequately educated and trained professionals and craftsmen in “soft” conservation, maintenance and ongoing care
  • the need to certify those professionals and craftsmen in order to give them recognition of their competences and skills

Achieving better energy performance in historic buildings is a WIN-WIN situation for all – owners facing less energy costs, residents enjoying modern comfort at reasonable prices and society reducing energy consumption and CO2 emission.

ISCN is establishing an online training environment with training courses and supporting the integration of the ECQA Framework.

DRIVES Project


EU Blueprint Project for Automotive

DRIVES (2018 – 2021) as an EU BLUEPRINT project integrates different Automotive associations and working parties, Gear 2030, and DRIVES (2018 – 2021) as an EU project integrates different Automotive associations and working parties, Gear 2030 and creates

  1. A Pool of job roles that are defined and will be supported for Automotive industry.
  2. A certification system where through ACEA and the European Union a DRIVES label for certifiers and training bodies will be provided which confirms that they are covering the required skills to train specific job roles.
  3. A system that provides based on European Certification which are then linked to specific job roles of accredited certifiers and training providers.
  4. A first push of such qualifications in Europe by ca. 1200 attendees in trail courses with DRIVES certificates.
  5. A long lasting service to create a service portal for AECEA where members can access and get to the pool of qualifications needed to help them to grow.

ISCN is work package leader 3 where 30 core job roles under the leadership of ACEA are developed and provided on a training platform with ECQA certification.

InnoTEACH Project


Creating Innovative Minds in the New Generation

The InnoTEACH project (2016-2018) developed training material and certification for teachers in Slovenia, Austria and Hungary, to empower the creativity and innovation in the mindset of students. Teachers perform problem analysis, brainstorming, prototyping and innovation project planning with students in primary school and also ORG Schulschwestern from Austria performed this at high school level. This led to the foundation of a WIN (Wirtschaftlichkeit - Innovation - Nachhaltigkeit) program in school in Austria, for instance. ISCN acted as the innovation training partner for the Austrian school.

2011 - 2018

Automotive Engineer developed a training for bachelor level at university for understanding the basic mechatronic concepts in vehicles - managed by SYMBOL B.V., Netherlands (2014 - 2016), now integrated into the DRIVES course offer.

ELIC Engineering Literacy - managed by Automotive Engineering Institute, University of Applied Sciences Joanneum, Graz (2017 - 2018), which won the national Erasmus+ award.

EMVOI developed a training material for EU project proposal and project management phase to increase the rate of successful EU projects delivering results  (2016 - 2017).

Automotive Engineer developed a training for bachelor level at university for understanding the basic mechatronic concepts in vehicles - managed by SYMBOL B.V., Netherlands (2014 - 2016), now integrated into the DRIVES course offer.

LEADSUS Leadership in sustainability - Sustainability Manager (2014 - 2015)

AQUA – Knowledge Alliance for Training, Quality and Excellence in Automotive (2013 - 2014)

  • ECQA Certified Automotive Quality Engineer (SPICE, Safety, Six Sigma)

I2E - Idea to Enterprise (2012 - 2013)

  • ECQA Certified I2E Innovation Expert

LSSH - Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare (2012 - 2013)

  • Lean Six Sigma Academy Certficate

SafEUr - European Functuional Safety anager / Engineer (2011 - 2012)

  • ECQA Certified Functional Safety Manager / Engineer

VALO (Valorisation Expert) (2011 - 2012) - applied on EuroSPI and ECQA


SIMS Social Media Networking Expert (2011 - 2012) - applied on EuroSPI and ECQA




before 2011 and from 1996

BPM-HeiUP (process modelling university level), SOCIRES (ISO 26000), CertiBPM (process modelling in industry), DEUCERT (dissemination ECQA in all EU regions), ResEUr (reseacher entrepreneurship program), iDesigner (integrated mechatronic designer), LSSA (Establish Lean Six Sigma Academy in Europe), PLATO (online campus), EQN (European Quality Network, founding ECQA), BESTREGIT (regional technology transfer), etc.


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