The EREMI team aims to develop and validate together an advanced higher education program, incl. Life Long Learning, on the interdisciplinary topic of resource efficiency inmanufacturing industries, as well as the overall system optimization of low or not digitalized physical infrastructure by applying IoT technologies, towards sufficiently educatedprofessionals on this economically, politically and technically crucial and highly relevant topic for the rapidly developing industries and economies of intensively economically andindustrially transforming countries – Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Romania. These countries and their industries are currently experiencing an intensive development and therespective needed expertise profile for the needed engineers should be designed and built up in a sustainable way, by offering a respective higher education program.Currently Bulgaria, Romania and North Macedonia are facing a serious challenge in the higher and adult education and requalification levels, crucial for the success in the currentreindustrialization situations there.