Thematic Pole Projects

Projects Keywords Main outputs and results
 

AGRO-START

AGROSTART: Transnational network for SME support in the animal breeding and horticulture sector

The AGRO-START project aims increase the SMEs competitiveness and promote and facilitate and innovative entrepreneurship by giving answer to the need of a specific support Service for SMEs in the horticulture and animal breeding sector that adapts an integrated transnational approach. Our project is addressed to business support organisations and services that provide assistance to SMEs of the South East European economic area active in the horticulture and animal breeding sector and to SMEs from those two sectors.

OFFICIAL WEB SITE

www.agro-start-see.eu/

 

LP:

Lead Partner:

National Federation of Labour Union for Agriculture, Food, Tobacco and Related Areas and Servicie

Contact:

MIOARA CHIFU

E.mail: mioara.chifu@federatia-agrostar.ro;

Phone: +40 213132333/+40 213111686

  1. Business support services (BSS)
  2. Increased knowledge
  3. Complementary SME support
Outputs:
  1. SEE Support Service Protocol
  2. E-learnig courses addresed to business support services reprezentatives (360 participants)
  3. The successful implementation of the SEE Support Service Protocol will be reinforced by the adequate support tools as: transnational database on service and product providers related to the horticulture and animal breeding sector
Results:
  1. Technical asistance provided to BSS in order to implement the SEE Support Service ProtocolService Protocol
  2. 60 SME business support services diagnosed - training needs diagnostic in order to implement SEE Support Service Protocol lead to knowledge and capacity built
  3. 400 service/product providers included into the transnational database the database will help Business support organisations (BSO) to improve their assessment to SMEs in relation to finding the most adequate service and product providers in the participating countries
 

EVLIA

EVLIA - Making full value of good ideas by leveraging intellectual assets for financing SMEs in SEE

The EVLIA PROJECT – Making full value of good ideas by leveraging intellectual assets for financing SMEs in South East Europe, (SEE PROGRAMME –www.programmesee.eu), develops a dedicated methodology for the financial and economical evaluation of Intangible Assets of SMEs in strict agreement with financial stakeholders and intermediaries

 

LP:

Lead Partner:

Chamber of Commerce Industry Craft and Agriculture of Venice

 

Contact:

ROBERTO SANDRINI

E.mail: sandrini@sandriniroberto.it

http://www.evlia.eu/

  1. Technology Transfer
  2. Intellectual Assets (IA)
  3. SME Services & tools
Outputs:
  1. Platform with tools to support TT
  2. Methodology for the Economical and Financial Evaluation of IA
  3. Services and tools to support SMEs
Results:
  1. Transnational approach available for users (national and local public bodies in charge for innovation, local stakeholders, financial operators)
  2. SMEs, public and private financial operators, public institutions can use a common framework to increase SMEs access to credit.
  3. SMEs can be better assisted to strengthen innovation processes.
 

APP4INNO

APP4INNO - promotion of new approaches and tools for the strengthening of primary sector's competitiveness and innovation in the South East Europe

The project addresses the low competitiveness of the agricultural SMEs due to the lack of innovation, R&D and internationalization services. It focuses on the innovation potentials by the high quality/traditional productions and establishes a transnational platform of services for the support of innovation, technology transfer and cooperation of SMEs for their competitiveness in the international markets. 

 

The innovation of the project lies in the introduction of a transnational concept addressing the lack of innovation and competitiveness of agricultural SMEs. The transfer of methodologies and tools used by other sectors as industry, to the agricultural SMES is the key element. The involvement of policy making institutions can share common goals for a competitive and sustainable agriculture.

OFFICIAL WEB SITE:

http://www.app4inno.com/

 

LP:

Lead Partner:

Veneto Agricoltura

 

Contact:

ALESSANDRO CENSORI

Veneto Agricoltura

E.nmail: alessandro.censori@venetoagricoltura.org

Phone(39) 049/8293857

  1. Innovation
  2. Network
  3. Agri-food SMEs
Outputs:
  1. New Business Models
  2. Business Platform
  3. Pilot Actions
Results:
  1. Value Production
  2. Services for SMEs and Cooperation
  3. Transfer to other firms and multiplier effect
 

I3E

I3E - Promoting Innovation in the Industrial Informatics and Embedded Systems Sectors through Networking

The project places emphasis on two leading edge knowledge-intensive and export-oriented technology sectors that may create a competitive advantage for the area, namely industrial informatics and embedded systems. The main project outcomes include a Strategic Research Agenda in the aforementioned sectors making possible the alignment of research efforts in the area and a Methodology Guide on Innovation stemming from best practices relevant to the transformation of research into innovation. 

 

 

OFFICIAL WEB SITE:

http://www.i3e.eu/

 

LP:

Lead Partner:

Industrial Systems Institute

Contact:

ATHANASIOS KALOGERAS

e-mail: kalogeras@isi.gr

Phone: +302610910308

1. Research

2. Innovation

3. Networking

Outputs:

1. Strategic Research Agenda in the areas of Embedded Systems and Industrial Informatics in SEE

2. Methodology Guide on Innovation

3. Networking and Capacity Building towards SMEs

Results:

1. Strategic Research Agenda Consensus

2. Methodology on Innovation

3. I3E Network of Stakeholders

 

FOROPA

FOROPA - SUSTAINABLE NETWORKS FOR THE ENERGETIC USE OF LIGNUCELLULOSIC BIOMASS IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE

The project aims at promoting and strengthening clusters and networks for an enhanced use of lignocellulosic biomass in the SEE area. Relevant existing national and regional entities will be coordinated in order to encourage and foster innovation of all actors along the biomass utilization chain including private and state forests, logging and transport enterprises, biomass traders and converters, primary wood processors and heating plant operators. 

 

OFFICIAL WEB SITE

http://www.foropa.eu/

 

LP:

Lead Partner:

Wood cluster Styria Ltd

 

Contact:

ROLAND OBERWIMMER

E.mail: oberwimmer@holzcluster-steiermark.at

Phone: +43 3577 - 22225 316

1. Biomass supply chain

2. Good practice transferability

3. Trials & pilot applications

Outputs:

1. Transferable framework and guideline for the improvement of logistics chains

2. Research agenda for biomass Supply Chain Management

3. International collaboration platform with expert pool and knowledge repository

4. Training and qualification strategies for entrepreneurs and educational institutes

5. Demonstrations of pilot applications to decision makers and entrepreneurs

Results:

1. Joint methodology and guideline for applying supply chain process modelling in the woody biomass sector in SEE

2. Comparative matrix for the assessment of relevant factors for the transferability good practices across SEE regions, identification of tools for the uptake of good practices in SEE regions

3. Practical guideline for the improvement of biomass supply chains in South East Europe and beyond, innovation road map and research agenda for further improvements

 

ID: WOOD

ID:WOOD - Clustering knowledge, Innovation and Design in the SEE WOOD sector

The project aims to promote and foster innovation and competitiveness of SMEs in the wood sector in the SEE area by sharing and transferring technical and organizational know-how to enable local support organizations to address structural deficits of SMEs and enhance innovation potentials.

 

OFFICIAL WEB SITE

www.idwood.eu

 

LP:

Lead Partner:

Slovenian Forestry Institute

Contact:

PAOLO PANJEK

E.mail:paolo.panjek@informest.it

1. Innovation

2. Networking Knowledge

3. Clustering/transnational clustering

Outputs:

1. Trainings for the creation of new Tech support capacities; MoU with Knowledge Poles; Competitiveness development plan for SMEs

2. Creation of 4 transnational groups of experts in the wood sector; Development strategies for Tech centers;Trainings on assessed tech gaps of the sector; SME support in practical problem solving;

3. Trainings on Cluster management and functions/services to be developed within cluster organizations; Development strategies for Wood Sector Clusters; Setting up a strategic programming laboratory; Network Action Plan;

Results:

1. Enhancing innovation support skills in SMEs support structures; Bridging gaps between Knowledge poles and SMEs: knowledge transfer twds SMEs in tech aspects, design; Creation of new functions within support structures; Dissemination and operationalization of existing and new capacities

2. Network of experts that pools excellences and more disadvantaged backgrounds; Enhancement of knowledge transfer and development of tech transfer capacities; Setting of modernization/innovation anchors; Mapping of specializations and tech gaps

3. Creation of new capacities within existing cluster organizations; Mapping of specializations and gaps; Creation of strong ties between regional wood clusters; Internationalization of support structures; Setting cooperation paths beyond the project.

 

CLOUD

CLOUD - CLusters Orientation towards Up-to-date technologies and models for common Development

The project aims to establish a transnational platform for the exchange of operational activities for managing clusters in the participating countries, by encouraging the development of innovation and activation potential among SMEs southeastern Europe.

 

OFFICIAL WEB SITE

http://www.see-project-cloud.eu/Home

 

LP:

Lead Partner

CNA Regional Association of Emilia Romagna

Contact:

MARCELLA CONTINI

Mob.: +393475642184

Email: Contini@cnaemiliaromagna.it

1. SMEs, Clusters measurement

2. Cluster stakeholders & managers

3. Matching Clusters and research

Outputs:

1. Identified and mapped clusters and companies analysed

2. Regional GOPP, action plans and training

3. Match offer and needs of innovation between SMEs and research (research cocktails, champions)

Results:

1. Picture of the situation of the analysed clusters: description of their main characteristics; highlight of the similarities and differences. Deep analysis inside SMEs for a comparison and the identification of the weaknesses and strengths. Creation of a team of professionals able to SME best practices and needs

2. Creation of a transnational action plan based on the objectives identified through an analysis shared among the most significant stakeholders. Activation of local initiatives and action based on the specific needs.

3. Face-to-face initiatives in all the involved countries to match offer and needs of innovation, between SMEs and researches. Promotion of the best practices. Win-win approach: by collaborating, mature/traditional clusters and innovative clusters obtain high results.

 

IPR for SEE

IPR for SEE - Intellectual Property Rights for SEE (closed project)

Main object of the project was to boost SMEs’ competitiveness in the South East Europe Area, developing and deepening the awareness and usage of Intellectual Property Rights protection instruments. Furthermore the project promoted technological transfer and encouraged innovation processes among the enterprises of the involved country, thanks also to the organisation of specific training activities for operators involved.

Such results have been communicated and disseminated to national and European potential stakeholders through workshops and ad-hoc seminars and meetings.

 

OFFICIAL WEB SITE

www.iprforsee.eu 

 

LP:

Lead Partner

Chambers of Commerce of Venice

Contact:

ROBERTO SANDRINI

Chambers of Commerce of Venice

e.MAIL: sandrini@sandriniroberto.it

1. Protection of intellectual property rights

2. Innovation

3. SMEs

Outputs:

1. 5 Training Modules

2. Online Assistance Service

3. 6 Innovative services for SMEs


Results:

1. GAP analysis of the demand and offer of services at local level, for the identification of specific SMEs needs in terms of IPR services

2. Identification and validation of 5 innovative services with related tools for their implementation

3. Implementation of 9 Pilot ActionsAnalysis of available local IPR support services for SMEs in the countries involved in the project

 

FIDIBE

FIDIBE - Development of Innovative Business Parks to Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship (closed project)

The project focused on increasing the innovative potential and competitiveness of the SEE area with the development and support of competitive and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the Area, to facilitate innovation, promote entrepreneurship and the development of knowledge economy in the SEE area and to decrease the big disparity in economic development in the SEE area. Objectives have been achieved through developing and improving support networks and services for innovative SMEs in the area.

 

OFFICIAL WEB SITE

http://fidibe.eu/

 

LP:

Lead Partner

Mid Pannon Regional Development Company

Contact:

ZOLTAN HAASZ

Mid Pannon Regional Development Company

E.mail: haasz.zoltan@kprf.hu

1. Support services and networks for SMEs

2. Research and innovation

3. Innovative business parks

Outputs:

1. Manual of Business Innovation Park, which can be used as a guide to establish new and further develop existing parks

2. Regional analyses and feasibility studies of the foundation of new parks or of the enhancement of old parks coupled with the in-depth analysis of needs of SMEs 

3. Forums for exchange of best practice, knowledge and experience in the framework of training, study tour, international seminar and final conference.

Results:

1. Project partners of FIDIBE signed the deed of foundation of the Association on the final conference in order to continue cooperation and maintain project results beyond the project closure

2. Transfer of best practice and exchange of common knowledge to encourage the establishment of new innovative business parks and facilitate the further development of existing ones

3. Development of standards and location requirements for innovative business parks

 

AUTOCLUSTERS

ACSEE - AUTOCLUSTERS, Automotive Network for Innovation

The project aimed at promoting South East Europe as macro-region with very well developed capacities for innovation activities in automotive industry. it has been focusing on supporting the development of human resources capacities for RTD in automotive industry, the development of innovation capacities inside members and their stakeholders and propose knowledge base relevant to the innovation in automotive industry for their members.


OFFICIAL WEB SITE

http://www.autoclusters.eu/

 

LP:

Lead Partner

Automobilový klaster 

Contact:

MARTINA HOMOLOVA

E.mail: homolova@autoklaster.sk

1. Networking

2. Innovation

3. Facilitate clustering

Outputs:

1. Studies and analysis of best practices

2. Study Visits and Exhibitions

3. Three main pilot projects: 1) E-Mobility - Electromobile infrastructure analysis in the SEe area, 2) Open Access Platform for cooperation between innovation actors in the automotive industry" (PLATFORM), 3) "Automotive Networks Workshop at AUTOCLUSTERS Annual Event, February 2011, Italy and students competition" (AUTOMOTIVENETS) 

Results:

1. Establishmnet of a permanent network

2. Understanding of trends anc challenges of the automotive industry in the SEE area

3. Development of further initiatives

 

TexEASTile

Tex-EASTile - European Network for Green Textile Excellence

The mission of the project Tex-EASTile is to create a new synergy between the public and private sector in order to disseminate knowledge, to promote the application of eco-design tools and to spread product sustainability principles in manufacturing productions and consumptions, encouraging PAs to purchase them. Tex-EASTile foresees the involvement of SMEs of the textile sector in 6 different countries of the South East European region. The aim is to foster the exchange of good practices and innovative tools targeted to quality and environmental certification of production and products. 

 

OFFICIAL WEB SITE

http://www.texeastile.eu/

 

LP:

Lead Partner

Euroimpresa Legnano

Contact:

CHIARA BANFI

Eurimpresa Legnano

E.mail: cbanfi@euroimpresa.it

1. Private Public Partnerships

2. Eco-firendly design

3. Product Sustainability 

Outputs:

1. Green Public Procurement Handbook for the textile industry

2. Collection of current legislation

3. DB of Statistics and Research

Results:

1. Improve the development of the certification tools adopted by operators, by activating an homogenization process meant to make the tools easily identifiable and immediately applicable by SMEs in the South East area of Europe.

2. Raise awareness on eco-design in the textile sector toward SMEs and Public Administrations by the means of diffusing GPP, exchange of information, best practices and useful tools.

 

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