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Description (EN): Demographic change and rising of ageing index in AS areas could endanger the capability of territories to keep their attractiveness because of the risk that companies are not right transferred and maintained alive. Business transfer is thus seen not only as a critical phase but as a way to strengthen the innovation potential of established SMEs and as an opportunit ...
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Innovation and Commercialisation in the NMP thematic area (INCOMERA)

Start date: Jan 15, 2014, End date: Jan 14, 2018,

Towards Europe 2020, European Commission adopted a comprehensive innovation strategy to enhance Europe's capacity to deliver smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. This strategy concerns the so called concept of Smart Specialization Strategy.By itself, sounds a challenging task, but it is of crucial importance, especially for less advanced regions. According to this concept, each region must set ...
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Move on!

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017,

The European Agency for Vocational Education and Training, Cologne Government Regional Office (EUGES), wants to motivate and support further vocational colleges in the Cologne region to provide Europwide mobilities for their VET students. Moreover, the EUGES motivates the VET colleges to develop a concept of Europeanisation/ internationalization respectively to strengthen the existing ones. Altoge ...
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MAKEOVER project aims at improving the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in Triveneto macro-region (Veneto, Trentino South Tirol, Friuli Venezia Giulia), in North Eastern Italy, in order to help in achieving the targets fixed by the Europe 2020 strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. MAKEOVER project fully addresses the challenges of part 7 – Innovation in small and m ...
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CORSAIR project is a wide investigation concerning the capabilities of Cold Spray Technology for maintenance and repair of aeronautic frames and components. Today, deep and systematic investigation in Cold Spray is required to better understand the capabilities and fully validate the technology in aeronautics. In this scenario, the activities planned in CORSAIR project are (1) Explore the real cap ...
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TAKE TECH

End date: Jun 25, 2016,

The project TAKE TECH aimed at spreading the method TAKETECH - awareness raising of young people for technical professions - all over Europe and partly to enhance the already existing TAKE TECH method. The target of TAKE TECH has been to link schools and technical companies through systematic matchmaking and to raise the awareness for technical issues among youngsters through school visits to such ...
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The primary aim of the SIINN ERA-NET is to promote the rapid transfer of the results of nanoscience and nanotechnology (N&N) research into industrial application by helping to create reliable conditions. In order to strengthen the European Research Area and to coordinate N&N-related R&D work, the project has the aim of bringing together a broad network of ministries, funding agencies, academic and ...
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ADRIAtic FOOd and TOURism: INnovatinG smes (ADRIA FOOTOURING)

Start date: Sep 30, 2012, End date: Jul 30, 2015,

Food and tourism are key strategic sectors for ADRIA FOOTOURING regions. They are often put together when tackling territorial promotion issues; never, when the tackled topics are the development and fostering of innovative firms, as they are mostly considered as traditional sectors with a low innovation potential. But, technological, organizational, service innovations, supported by enabling tech ...
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The project AlpBC will define and implement strategies and measures to preserve and advance Alpine Building Culture in the broader context of territorial development and ecologic sustainability. It aims at enabling local actors to capitalize on this outstanding cultural asset as a source of regional identity and economic development. Central elements of AlpBC are a) the implementation of inter-mun ...
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Alpine Space regions are all characterized by the need of increasing and improving sustainable development policies, to cope with the consequences of the international crisis. Starting from the capitalization of partners' experiences, and considering the high "eco-innovation" potential of the Alpine Space, the FIDIAS project aims to provide Local Regional Authorities, green-tech SMEs and Local Fin ...
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The EC has recently published the Proposal for a Regulation on Union guidelines for the development of the trans - European transport network -COM (2011) 650/2, that defines the long term strategy for the Ten-T policy up to 2030/2050 and proposes Corridors relevant for the SEE area. By creating a multilevel formed by Transport Ministries, Regions, Universities, Chambers of Commerce, transport stak ...
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... to boost the creation of jobs in these segments of their regional economy.These partners are Flevoland province (NL, lead partner), Assembly of European Regions (FR), MMU/Centre for Enterprise (UK), Veneto region and Veneto Innovazione (IT), Bologna province (IT), Észak-Alföld regional development agency (HU), Maramures County (RO), ALMI Mid Sweden (SE), Patras Science Park/Western Greece (EL),So ...
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The Alpine Space economy is largely based on manufacturing SMEs and clusters are a powerful tool to enhance competitiveness. The establishment of transnational clusters networks is a step forward to favour cross-border cooperation although poor awareness of the potentialities from the addressees and the lack of self-sustainability in the medium and long term are still real barriers. AlpClusters202 ...
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Smarter Cluster Policies for South East Europe (ClusterPoliSEE)

Start date: Apr 30, 2012, End date: Oct 30, 2014,

ClusterPoliSEE main objective is to enhance the capacity of regional policy makers to confront, prevent and anticipate change, developing smart specialization strategies for cluster improvement, thus accelerating differentiation and structural change towards a knowledge-based economy in which there is a place for all SEE regions to position themselves. 25 members partnership covers 11 different SE ...
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Innovation is a key driver of Europe's competitiveness and growth. However, young and innovative SMEs face bottlenecks when trying to grow. They are disadvantaged when it comes to attracting external financing if they cannot find equity since they do not usually have the track-record or collateral often required by financial intermediaries and banks. In today?s competitive markets, the use and pro ...
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Rail Hub Cities for South East Europe (RAIL4SEE)

Start date: Apr 30, 2012, End date: Oct 30, 2014,

The challenge that the RAIL4SEE partners share is the development of models, concepts, measures, harmonised strategies and policy actions targeted to the improvement of rail and intermodal transport in SEE. In particular partners call for complementary interventions facing the alleviation of barriers for rail hubs integration in the local, regional, transnational and TEN-T systems, transport servi ...
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Clusters meet culture: an opportunity for development  (CMC)

Start date: Sep 30, 2012, End date: Sep 29, 2014,

As culture is increasingly used as a means of social and economic development, the cultural tourism market is being ?flooded? with attractions, cultural routes and heritage centres. However, many consumers, tired of encountering the serial reproduction of culture in different destinations, are searching for new alternatives. The rise of skilled consumption, the importance of identity and the acqui ...
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For the South-East European industrial clusters to survive in the global market, it is crucial the creation of a critical mass where to address suitable interventions, to streamline necessary innovation capacity and to enhance competitiveness. In a way to define joint, optimised and harmonised policies and to implement concrete instruments enabling cluster-based economies to compete at the global ...
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APP4 INNO project sets as starting point the need of creating transnational networks among small and micro-enterprises capable to establish permanent innovation processes and to mobilise critical mass. To this purpose, it intends to set up a transnational competitiveness support system for exploiting the innovation potentials of the agricultural SMEs across the SEE regions, allowing to create the ...
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Adriatic - Danube - Black Sea multimodal platform (ADB multiplatform)

Start date: Mar 31, 2012, End date: Sep 29, 2014,

The idea of the project is to develop and promote environmentally friendly, multimodal transport solutions from the ports in the SEE programme area (Black Sea, Aegean, Adriatic) to inland countries and regions along a selected pilot transnational network. This will be done by developing and establishing a "multimodal transport development platform", which integrates different regions and stakehold ...
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... ity. 8 Countries and 11 Territories are involved in the project, thus covering a considerable part of the SEE area: Peloponnese, Attica and Central Macedonia (GR), Yugopazaden-Yuzhen Tsentralen (BG), Veneto and Basilicata (IT), West Slovenia (SI), Kozep-Mayarorszagi (HU), Bucharest-Ilfov (RO), Zadar (CRO) and Belgrade (SRB). GuardEn?s Target Groups and potential Stakeholders/Beneficiaries/Users co ...
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Clusters are part of the new economic environment, but often miss the dynamism which is needed for innovation. New cluster concepts which upgrade clusters & cluster policies are needed. Central European governments need to increase the effectiveness of their policies in this area to secure further development and competitiveness. The policy frameworks on cluster and innovation policy need to be up ...
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Alps 4 EU

Start date: Aug 31, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2014,

Alps4EU aims to overcome clusters initiatives fragmentation and favour the emergence of meta-clusters, applying a macro-regional vision and driving Alpine area clusters to be more competitive in the European scenario for the benefit of all Alpine Space’s economy.The project will address both policy making and cluster management activities, with a trans-regional approach and it will impact on phas ...
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Lead Market European research Area network (LEAD ERA)

Start date: Mar 1, 2009, End date: Feb 28, 2014,

... TD cooperation amongst their regional RTD stakeholders. The project is under the coordination of the experienced Walloon region and brings together the following innovative and science based regions, Veneto, Galicia, Franche-Comte, Lower Austria, Alsace, Basque Country, Andalusia, Navarra and Region of Western Greece; two countries: Greece and France. During the 60 months of the project, the partn ...
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OBSERVATORY ON STATE AID IMPACT (OSAIS)

Start date: Dec 31, 2009, End date: Dec 30, 2013,

The aid granted to SME through various forms,represents an important part of the public resources allocated to the regional development.Considering the remarkable amount of resources involved, it is in the interest of each Public Authority to outline the situation regarding the exact amount of the aid granted and, at the same time, to know what is the impact on the area of the regional subsidy pol ...
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Transnational cooperation on transport crisis management due to incidents in tunnels and rare strong natural events is an outstanding challenge for Alpine Space security and emergency authorities. TranSAFE-Alp aims at capitalizing innovative decision making tools already developped in previous ASP projects for the creation of an integrated ICT-share area for jointly support and coordinated interve ...
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Strategic Objectives Assessed: Strengthening the ERA by integrating national and European S&T schemes through International Cooperation in S&T with Korea, with a specific focus on existing “Competency Networks”.
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The project KNOW US plans to increase the competitiveness of SMEs in strategic field on the cross-border area between Italy and Slovenia, supporting the new knowledge generation, also in synergic collaboration with enterprises associations, science and technology parks, universities and local authorities, in order to start a way of innovation in sustainability. ...
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TEXTILE AT THE CROSS ROADS OF NEW APPLICATIONS (CROSSTEXNET)

Start date: Nov 1, 2009, End date: Apr 30, 2013,

"Fibre materials and textiles can be a material of choice for the future. The realisation of this potential depends on Europe’s ability to achieve a critical mass of investments in RTD and on our ability to transfer research into innovations. Here Europe faces great challenges and therefore, there is a need to bridge the good intentions of the European Technology Platforms, the Lead Market Initiat ...
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Baltic-Adriatic Transport Cooperation (BATCo)

Start date: Feb 28, 2010, End date: Feb 27, 2013,

In 2006 the Federal Ministers of Transport and Infrastructure of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Italy signed a letter of intent to conjointly develop the Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor, including the extension of the existing Pan-European Transport Corridor VI from Gdansk, Warsaw, Katowice, Zilina with branches to Poznan and Breclav/Brno and its South-Western extension to Bratis ...
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artnership on European Regional Innovation Agencies (PERIA)

Start date: Dec 31, 2009, End date: Dec 30, 2012,

PERIA is a co-operation project between Regional Innovation Agencies and Regional Authorities in Europe with the aims of: • sharing experience and methodologies on innovation services and policies• learning from each other in the management of regional innovation systems.PERIA focuses on regional innovation policy and on the tools used for implementing innovation: the Regional Innovation Agency (R ...
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Knowledge Network Management in Technology Parks (Know-Man)

Start date: Dec 31, 2009, End date: Dec 30, 2012,

Know-Man improves regional development and spatial innovation policies by exchanging and transferring regional approaches, competencies and instruments of knowledge network management (KNM) to strengthen the regions global competitiveness. To achieve this goal, the partnership uses instruments developed for intra-firm knowledge management transferring them to a regional level. In business science, ...
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The NanoCom coordinated action will contribute to bridging the gap between lab based and industrial applications in nanotechnology by creating a European wide approach and mechanisms for lowering the barriers and spreading best open innovation practices for rapid commercialisation and investment in innovative nanotechnology driven products. The vision will be supported by the following key objecti ...
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Climate change, a growing world population, and industrial pollution are only some of the factors leading to an increased debate on the availability of fresh water for our future. The European Union recognised water to be a key resource for the sustainable development of its countries and is setting specific measures and directives to support the diffusion of eco-friendly technologies and practice ...
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Materials sciences and engineering (MS&E) are significant innovation drivers within the Central European area and thus crucial for competitiveness and economic growth. The MS&E sector has its particularities like: frequent introduction of new material technologies, existing requirements and specifications frequently do not fit the unique features of advanced material and the sectors complexity req ...
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Transalpine Transport Architects (TRANSITECTS)

Start date: Jun 30, 2009, End date: Jun 29, 2012,

In TRANSITECTS public institutions design common transnational intermodal solutions for freight transport in the Alpine Space. In the partnership different interests (economy, environment and transport) are integrated which is of crucial importance for a sustainable solution. Main aim of the project is to make the rail network more attractive and hence to foster its accessibility and functionality ...
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SusTEn stresses on Sustainable Natural and Cultural Resources Management, taking as cornerstone the Sustainable Regional Socio-economic Development and specifying on Sustainable Tourism Businesses. The concept stands on the fact that -as shown by international practice- territorial scale sustainable development interventions: -Constitute parameters of vital importance for implementing socio-econom ...
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The overall objective of this action is to support public authorities in undertaking pre-commercial procurement actions which stimulate innovation and citizen participations. For this purpose, we propose establishment of a thematic network for the development and adaptation of European wide models, frameworks and policy recommendations in the selected domain areas. In this project we focus on time ...
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SEE-IFA Network aims at strengthening the IFA project partners capacity for effective provision of innovation and technology support to MSME through the establishment of a platform for know-how-transfer and by concrete joint action. It builds on the experiences of the CADSES project GO Network, that focused on credit guarantee organisations in SEE countries. The new SEE-IFA Network project starts ...
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The programme area is crossed by relevant freight traffic flows, originated and directed in- and outside it. This traffic is mainly supported by road infrastructures, that were not planned for these flows. This involves a negative impact on the territorial competitiveness and environment, due to air pollution, noise and reduced mobility. The project objective is to promote the coordination between ...
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