Network Enterprise Alps – Enhancing sustainable development, competitiveness and innovation through SME and cluster co-operation
Start date: Feb 28, 2006,
End date: Feb 27, 2008
NENA intends to build an Alpine-wide network of SMEs. The exchange of know-how, the initiation of co-operations, the offer of training as well as image enhancing measures for SMEs are the tasks of this network. NENA will contribute to a better use of existing co-operation potentials by mobilising synergies within and between the different economic sectors.NENA is concentrating on two core fields:1) Renewable Resources with the clusters Value added chain of wood; Energy from renewable resources; Saving energy – passive house2) Crossing Functions Innovation and Technology: Innovation management; Education and training; Process optimisation and certification; Interface managementThe network will support sustainable development while taking the social, ecological and economic aspects into account. By strengthening clusters and co-operations between urban and rural areas NENA helps to attenuate the increasing polarisation between strong urban areas and less favoured regions.
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