| These investigations are initiatives of the Chair of Social Responsibility and the Office of International Projects of the Catholic University of Murcia | Contributing the keys to corporate social responsibility to industry 4.0 and creating the figure of a manager in circular economy for agricultural SMEs, are the two new challenges that UCAM is starting, through the International Chair of Social Responsibility and the Office of International Projects (OPRI).
These two European projects, approved by the Erasmus + KA2 call and co-financed by the European Commission, will have a duration of two years. Industry 4.0 'Adaptation of strategies for corporate social responsibility to address the implications of the Industry 4.0' (CSRin 4.0) aims to study the keys to the new industry 4.0 and its implication with social responsibility policies.
To this end, a course will be created in which European higher education students, focused on the area of ??economics, will understand the ecosystem of Industry 4.0, thus complementing their training in CSR.
In this way, they will be able to take advantage of the opportunities that are emerging thanks to this new industrial revolution, which integrates sectors of innovation such as robotics, artificial intelligence and data processing. Circular economy 'Designing the new job profile of the Circular Economy Manager to apply Circular Economy theory, techniques and practices in SMEs of the Food and Agriculture Sector' (CieM 4 SMEs) will design the figure of an expert in the transition from the linear economy to the economy circular, to help SMEs belonging to the agri-food sector.
The development of this figure, called the agri-environmental operator, will be generated through synergies, in the research and academic sphere, of eight partners from six countries: Portugal, Spain, Greece, Slovenia, Cyprus and Italy.