FUTURE 4.0 PROJECT – Revised Professional Profiles

Research and activities performed by the partners of project Interreg Adrion Future 4.0 offer an excellent foundation for designing a model and methodology of assessment competencies along knowledge transfer and digital transformation processes.
In the innovative organizations – as the companies that are involved in the projects – the methodologies of people management must be consistent with the technological evolutions, organizational changes and the development of the new business that are taking place in the companies. Digital transformations and knowledge transfer are modifying organizational structures and processes and therefore the competencies profiles of people that work at various levels of responsibilities: operators, supervisors, technicians, and managers or executives. As the studies of Politecnico di Bari and University of Patras have pointed out, the digital transformation has strengthened and sped up the tendency to enlarge and enrich the set of necessary competencies to implement innovation strategies successfully.

University of Patras proposes the following competencies classification:
1. Technical competencies;
2. Methodological competencies;
3. Interpersonal competencies;
4. Fundamental competencies.

SIAV study states that there is a tendency to consider technological transfer as limited to technological dimension in the strict sense, without considering instead the need to extend and integrate it within the wider logic of knowledge transfer. The acquisition of  pag. 5 new external knowledge must be completed with its adaptation and integration of use within the new organisational and production context. It might be better therefore to speak about transformation rather than transfer. Read more in our document Revised Professional Profiles.