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A FRONTrunner approacTransition to a circular & resilient future: deployment of systemic solutions with the support of local clusters and the development of regional community-based innovation schemes

Project description

Polish region plots green future plan

Poland’s Lodzkie region has large potential regarding biomass, geothermal waters and wind – its biggest strength. In this context, the EU-funded FRONTSH1P project will ensure the green and just transition of the region towards decarbonisation and territorial regeneration. Specifically, the project has designed a model for a greener and more resilient economy. The model will be demonstrated in this region with industry groups and civil society slated to play a key role. The results will be used to define a circular economy strategy with clear objectives, measurable targets and a monitoring method. The work will involve identifying already available initiatives, creating new opportunities, and promoting technology transfer between universities, businesses and civil society.


FRONTSH1P aims at ensuring green and just transition of the Polish Lodzkie Region towards decarbonization and territorial regeneration through demonstration at TRL7 of highly replicable circular systemic models and FRONTSH1P aims is to create a territorial cluster of circular initiatives to accelerate the transition to a more green, resilient economy, able to provide sustainable responses to the need of the involved regions. The proposed model will be implemented and demonstrated in Lodzkie Region, where key territorial partners, and particularly the Regional Institution, the scientific partner, the representative of civil society and Industry Groups, will play a relevant role in promoting, facilitating, and enabling systemics and circular economy at regional scale. The involvement of those relevant actors will allow the promotion of the circular economy and to reach relevant actors, such as municipalities, companies, consumers, and civil society, which will be engaged in a participatory approach to collect needs and perceived constraints. From this activity, the cluster system will identify and define a circular economy strategy, with clear objectives, measurable targets, and a proper monitoring method. Moreover, the cluster will facilitate collaborations and co-operations among relevant actors for boosting circularity. It will mean to:
- Identify already available initiatives and policies at local, regional, national, and international level
- Create platforms to explore opportunities and to share information, best practices, and successful examples
- Activate a strong communication between universities, businesses, and civil society for the technological transfer
- Exchange information and experiences with other Regions and Countries
The proposal will foresee activities, such as the definition of regulatory instruments aimed at accelerating the transition to a circular economy creating a Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) in which the proposed systemic solution is embedded.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 682 662,88
81 154 Gdynia

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Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 3 100 054,11

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