MATES is hosting several workshops across Europe focusing on the shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy sectors. The aim of the workshops is to identify the current and future skills needed, and to address the main drivers of change in these industries. The objective of the workshops is for participants to engage in active debate and discussion on the current state and future needs of the industries. Workshop findings will feed into a long-term strategy, which will be developed by MATES, for both sectors.

Target Participants

MATES welcomes professionals from a range of backgrounds:

  • Directors and intermediate managers of companies in the shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy sectors
  • Managers and researchers of technology centres
  • University academics
  • Trainers and educators


Workshops have taken place in several European countries so far, including:

  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • UK
  • Netherlands
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Belgium

The results from Work Package 1 and Work Pakage 2 workshops are now available. Click here to download.

Page updated: 18th March 2020