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International Cluster Workshop “Clusters in maritime technologies and tourism – cooperation opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region” was held in 13-14 March 2018 in Kiel (DE). Meeting organized as part of the project was hosted by Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism Schleswig-Holstein. The meeting was attended by Smart Blue Regions project members and experts. Prof. Marek Grzybowski, President of the Polish Maritime Cluster, Tomasz Szymczak, President of Starter, Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło, project manager in Pomorskie in EU, were participated in the workshop as experts. More: http://...
Date: 18/03/2018 - 10:54 | POLISH MARITIME CLUSTER
The eighth edition of the annual Transport Week conference concluded on Thursday, last week. The event, which gathered nearly 400 participants during three days of intense discussions and networking, tackled topics related to planning and financing of port development projects, as well as opportunities presented to the European logistics sector by the New Silk Road initiative. Smart money – investing in port infrastructure Adam Mikołajczyk, Head of the Economic Development Department at the Pomeranian Voivodeship Marshal’s Office, opened the conference touching upon Gdańsk’s and Poland’s place on the Baltic and European...
Date: 16/03/2018 - 11:47 | POLISH MARITIME CLUSTER
Following a decision by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment, the project SAMBAH (Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise) has been nominated for an award in the "Best of the best” competition for projects implemented through LIFE+ and completed in 2016 – 2017. The projects have been nominated in the categories Environment and Nature. Nine winners will be selected from amongst all the nominees. The tenth winner, in the category "Green cities", will be selected by means of a public vote on LIFE+ official profile on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/LIFE.programme/ ). The...
Date: 15/03/2018 - 23:20 | POLISH MARITIME CLUSTER
On March 8, 2018, at the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the conference "Cosmos and the sea - at the interface of horizons" took place. This was another of the series of meetings organized by the Space Science Commission at the PAN Department in Gdańsk under the chairmanship of prof. Edmund Wittbrodt. Co-organizers were scientific institutions involved in research covering the subject of the conference: Polish Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Polish SCOR), Scientific Consortium SatBałtyk (...
Date: 15/03/2018 - 22:04 | POLISH MARITIME CLUSTER

Alberto Núñez Feijóo, President of the Xunta de Galicia, visited yesterday the twenty participating projects in this second edition of the Business Factory Auto initiative, accompanied by the Presidency of the BFA, formed by the Regional Minister of Economy, Employment and Industry, Francisco Conde; the President of CEAGA, Juan Antonio Lloves; the Director of Groupe PSA Vigo, Frédéric Puech; and the Delegate of the Consortium of the Free Trade Zone of Vigo, Teresa Pedrosa. In this meeting, the delegation was able to see first-hand the innovations of the participating projects, as well as the degree of development of each...
Date: 15/03/2018 - 21:18 | Galician Automotive Cluster (CEAGA)
The Galician Automotive Cluster (CEAGA), in collaboration with the University of Vigo, will organize sessions to promote digital transformation among the 116 companies of the Galician automotive sector. The conference will be held on 12 and 13 March at the School of Telecommunications Engineering of the Campus of Vigo. In this way, CEAGA continues executing its strategic plan (P3CA), composed of 35 projects that constitute the sectorial roadmap to the changes that are approaching, such as Industry 4.0. In this sense, Juan Antonio Lloves, President of CEAGA, emphasizes that ”we must help companies to understand what...
Date: 15/03/2018 - 21:15 | Galician Automotive Cluster (CEAGA)

For the conference part of its GeoEnerdy Days coming up July 3-5 in Pau, southwestern France, focused on WATER IN THE GEOENERGY INDUSTRIES, the steering committee is seeking industrial and academic contributors wanting to present their case studies, innovative solutions and R&D efforts (with a focus on high TRL research, pilot studies, demonstration projects) on water management at basin scale (large scale water cycles), new trends in water treament technologies (indusctrial water cycles), and innovations in water management in the context of the energy transition (co-production of stratégic trace elements,...
Date: 15/03/2018 - 17:13 | POLE AVENIA
POLE AVENIA is proud to announce the launching of the GEO-ENERGY EUROPE project. Funded under the “Clusters Go International” call, which is part of the European Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) program, the project will consist in creating a transnational cluster specifically aimed at increasing the performance & competitiveness of European SMEs in all industries concerned by the use of subsurface for energy, or "geo-energy", on transnational (EU) and world markets.
Date: 15/03/2018 - 17:05 | POLE AVENIA

KIMW (Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid e.V.) and Plastipolis have been developing a cooperation framework aiming to promote common research and development projects as well as international business partnerships. After several first contacts, different meetings and workshops have been organized in France and Germany since August 2016. The main objective of the current cooperation projects is to extend this cooperative background by setting up a French – German bilateral projects devoted to the development of coatings and particles for the plastics Industry . Different joint initiatives are ongoing either in the frame of...
Date: 15/03/2018 - 13:20 | Plastipolis

On March 1, a delegation around the director of the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) visited Silicon Saxony in Dresden during their Europe tour. MEXT plays a role as seed phase investor to support the Japanese innovation ecosystem. However, they recognized that sustainability is a challenge and hoped to gain insights from outstanding European clusters – among them Silicon Saxony – in order to create and implement a new policy program. Frank Bösenberg (Managing Director Silicon Saxony Management GmbH) and Gitta Haupold (Managing Director Silicon Saxony e. V.) presented the cluster...
Date: 15/03/2018 - 12:21 | Silicon Saxony

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