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Four European life science clusters that are consortium partners in the “Excellence Cluster for Regional Improvement” (ECRI) project participated in the Cluster Partnering Event that was held on 25 October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The ECRI project is one of the five projects that are currently funded by the European Cluster Excellence Program . The ECRI partners ( Bioib , BioPmed , Klaster LifeScience Krakow and HBio ) work together to achieve cluster management excellence and to promote trans-cluster cooperation. The Cluster Partnering Event brought together...
Date: 06/11/2018 - 13:01 | ECRI - Excellence Cluster for Regional Improvement
Innovative supply chain companies in the offshore sector are being invited to work with three large-scale project developers on commercial solutions for corrosion and material challenges in the North Sea Basin, as part of the NeSSIE competition. The launch of the second stage of the NeSSIE competition was announced the 31st of October 2018 by MSP Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands , at the Ocean Energy Europe Conference and Exhibition in Edinburgh, alongside the announcement of the chosen stage one project developers: Simec Atlantis Energy, SSE and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC...
Date: 05/11/2018 - 14:13 | North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy (NeSSIE)
The fifth consortium meeting of GPP-Furniture project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme, was held on 10-11.07.2018 in Zaragoza, Spain. The host of the meeting was the Law School of the University of Zaragoza. The aim of the project is the design and development of an e-learning training course for filling gaps in the manufacture and design furniture skills in relation with Green Public Procurement for current and future managers and workers in the furniture industry and habitat sectors. With a duration of 50 hours, GPP-Furniture training course is divided into three interrelated modules. The first one will be an...
Date: 31/10/2018 - 12:46 | GPP-Furniture
The second Inter-consortia meeting was, organised by the European Commission in Brussels from 25 to 26 October . During the first day, Cluster excellence projects were presented, including the TRACE-KEI project along with Cosmenerg, Clusgrid, Ecri and Inno-Drop projects. The purpose of this event was to present the achievements, obstacles and lessons learned from cluster managers, related to the implementation of their strategies at national and international level. The second day was dedicated to a large-scale cluster event bringing together more than 100 representatives of cluster organizations and representatives of...
Date: 31/10/2018 - 08:22 | TRACE-KEI - TRAns-national Collaboration Empowering Key European Industries
On October 17th, 2018, the NEPTUNE project organized its Showcase Event in Brussels. The final event of the Blue Growth Accelerator aimed to present the excellent results obtained and gave the opportunity to its beneficiaries to showcase their innovative projects through pitches, booths and networking sessions. The event gathered in total 117 participants, of which: 74 SMEs; 4 large companies; 10 clusters; 7 associations; 14 governmental or public authority. 11 European countries were represented, showing the high interest for companies to search for new...
Date: 29/10/2018 - 10:41 | NEPTUNE
Circular economy provides a promising avenue to create more value in the sector by addressing simultaneously resource constraints, consumer value and profitability challenges. The transition from linear to circular however requires significant changes at micro, meso and macro levels, from innovation at business model and value chain level to the introduction of supporting policy measures. Precisely for this reason, the Erasmus + FURN360 project has emerged with the aim of developing a European training curriculum through which to implement strategies capable of facilitating the transition from a linear model to a circular...
Date: 24/10/2018 - 11:12 | FURN360
A recent study by the European Remanufacturing Network (ERN) points out that the creation of new business models based on circular economy in the furniture sector implies a wide range of new opportunities from a sustainable, economic and social perspective for the furniture and wood sector. However, this challenge would require expanding the skills of employees and students who wish to focus their careers within this sector, which in 2012 employed more than 900,000 workers in approximately 126,000 companies in the EU. To help with this issue, the Erasmus+ project FURN360 has emerged with the aim of developing a European...
Date: 24/10/2018 - 11:10 | FURN360
The 8 th URBAN INNO Project Steering Committee meeting was held in Košice, Slovakia, at 10 th October 2018. The meeting was the opportunity for partnership to discuss recent and upcoming activities within the project thematic work packages, management and communications. Newly established Quadruple-helix urban innovation (4UI) networks, including Maribor innovation network, are now focused on final task within URBAN INNO project: creating the Urban innovation action plans for the target regions. The plans will set the objectives, priorities, timeframes and budget for next 5 years, contributing to stable efforts for urban...
Date: 24/10/2018 - 07:38 | URBAN INNO
On May 31st Bucharest (Romania) a transnational meeting for the project ‘Women in Power’ , in which seven partners from Spain, Malta, Romania, the United Kingdom and Lithuania participate. Funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus + call, ‘Women in Power’ aims to reduce the professional gap between men and women in executive positions . This meeting is the second of the five planned within this project and, with it, the consortium will define the methodology and content of the training course that will be developed to train women from traditional sectors with the aim of acquiring knowledge and skills that are...
Date: 23/10/2018 - 15:57 | Women in Power
INNO-DROP has successfully finished another training week (the last one) in Greifswald (Germany), headquarters of our team leader Balticnet-Plasmatec (September 24th-28th). This time INNO-DROP consortium was focused on two training topics: conflict management and intercultural skills . Both of them necessary for change management at Cluster level. Beyond the training, the consortia visited also the facilities of INP in Greisfwald: LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE FOR PLASMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Especially those laboratories linked to water and nanotechnology (the other two disciplines of INNO-DROP clusters). The team also invested...
Date: 19/10/2018 - 11:18 | INNO-DROP - INNOvation and Development in clusteR excellence and cOoperative Partnerships

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