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Support action for innovation driven clusters in construction. Regional approaches, multi-stakeholder engagement and cross regional co-operation

Objective

The driving idea of REG CON is the advancement of the concept of “R&D based clustering” across regions of Europe with a thematic focus on construction. This sector is both dynamic in creation of growth and employment [~7% of national employment/GDP, ~14% when add design and materials], but relatively backward in absorbing innovation. The Strategic Research Agenda prepared by European Construction Technology Platform set up ambitious but realistic goals to transform this traditional sector into the knowledge driven and R&D based. REG CON activities strength those goals from regional level. REG CON sets the following yardsticks of success and objective fulfillment:  Set up in the EU of three regional construction clusters and intense R&D activities of two existing one  Achieving cluster participant mobilization in each of the clusters, resulting to understanding of needs for each cluster actor, development of practical R&D action plans and co-operation.  Achieving nine instances of mentoring, cross- regional co-operation, SWOT analyze, joint R&D Action Plan and good practice transfer among the clusters and experts beyond the clusters. These would be implemented by: surveys, regional events and workshops, dissemination and mentoring activity.  Designing a financial instrument that would secure the sustainability of the clusters and R&D cooperation beyond the project lifetime.  Designing an administrative and management structure that would host and administer the cluster Project partnership is based on two advanced construction clusters from Finland & Slovenia [mentors] and three regions with “clusters initiatives” which need to be transform into clusters [Poland, Spain, Greece]. Each region involve main stakeholders: industry, research, local authorities. Partners in the project are members of European Construction Technology Platform and National Technology Platforms which ensure the link with European objectives for sector R&D development.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

ASM - CENTRUM BADAN I ANALIZ RYNKUSPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Address
Ul. Grunwaldzka 5
99 301 Kutno
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 149 068,30
Administrative Contact
Maria Goreczna (Ms.)

Participants (14)

POLITECHNIKA LODZKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 26 482,50
Address
Ulica Zeromskiego 116
90 924 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marek Lefik (Prof.)
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ARREKS
Poland
EU contribution
€ 35 845
Address
Glowna, 122
97-410 Kleszczow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Romana Gasowska (Mrs.)
APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Greece
EU contribution
€ 139 421
Address
Odos Souliou 1 & Kalavriton
153 44 Gerakas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikos Sakkas (Dr.)
CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH OF CRETE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 41 195
Address
Estavromenos
71004 Heraklion
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Achilleas Vairis (Prof.)
EMPORIKO KAI VIOMICHANIKO EPIMELITIRIO HERAKLIOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 33 170
Address
Koroneou 9
71202 Irakleio Kriti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michalis Katharakis (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 57 245
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Verónica María Lipperheide Guzman (Ms.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 692
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mirari Zaldua (Ms.)
CONSEJERIA DE DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO E INFRAESTRUCTURAS-EUSKO JAURLARITZA-GOBIERNO VASCO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 26 750
Address
C/donostia-san Sebastian, 1
01010 Vitoria-gasteiz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joseba Jauregizar (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 125 832
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Abdul Samad Kazi (Dr.)
VAEINOE KORPINEN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 46 860,60
Address
Parivaljakontie, 4 Pl 37
00410 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leila Mendolin (Ms.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 36 038,60
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Merja Autio (Ms.)
SLOVENSKI GRADBENI GROZD, GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 71 262
Address
Vase 41A
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Gumilar (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 37 985
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreja Kocijancic (Prof.)
GOSPODARSKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 19 153
Address
Dimiceva 13
1504 Ljubljana
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Simona Rataj (Ms.)