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Developing Innovation and Research Environment in five European Regions in the field of Sustainable Use of Biomass Resources

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 245438

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 585 941,38

  • EU contribution

    € 2 851 200

Coordinated by:

JYVASKYLAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU

Finland

Objective

The BIOCLUS objective is to boost the regional competitiveness and growth in five European cluster regions: Wielkopolska (Poland), Slovakia, Western Macedonia (Greece), Navarre (Spain) and Central Finland. The project promotes collaboration and integration and supports the sustainable development of research related communities by • Promoting expertise competence at the cluster and consortium level • Developing collaboration capabilities within each cluster and at the consortium level • Improving business environment innovation through mutual learning and mentoring The BIOCLUS clusters are located in rural regions and all possess great biomass resources such as forests, industrial and agricultural by-products, field crops and municipal wastes. The biomasses are challenging raw material and utilisation chains require special technical and practical competence and applications. However, the global trend is that renewable resources should replace non-renewable ones and resource use should be efficient and sustainable. Therefore, the clusters aim to improve the RTD activities and innovation system development. Furthermore, biomass related activities can not be totally outsourced. This means that biomass resources offer great possibility to BIOCLUS regions in promoting regional prosperity in economical and social terms. The project implementation is supported by advantageous Quality Management system and proper Communication Management. Besides, it is ensured with appropriate Conflict Management and Risk Management. In the areas of expertise and experience with biomass related activities and innovation system development, the Dissemination Strategy ensures proper interaction and information dissemination with stakeholders and the public.
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Coordinator

JYVASKYLAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU

Address

Rajakatu 35
40200 Jyvaskyla

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 248 503

Administrative Contact

Kirsi Knuuttila (Ms.)

Participants (19)

Keski-Suomen liitto

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 124 655

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 265 467

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 223 309

Benet Ltd.

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 194 493

FUNDACION CENER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 196 432

COMUNIDAD FORAL DE NAVARRA - GOBIERNO DE NAVARRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 113 572

Biomasa Térmica de Navarra S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 48 890

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 265 627

PERIFEREIAKO TAMEIO ANAPTIXIS DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 48 685

GEORGIOS ZIOGAS & SPIRIDON ZIOGAS O.E.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 39 857

PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 177 085

NARODNE LESNICKE CENTRUM

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 297 385

LESY SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 24 824

QUERCUS s.r.o.

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 43 121

BIC BRATISLAVA SPOL SRO

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 43 300

WOJEWODZTWO WIELKOPOLSKIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 99 453

PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO HANDLOWO-PRODCYJNO-USLUGOWE GIZEX

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 44 704

Jyväskylä Innovation Ltd

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 111 539

INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGICZNO-PRZYRODNICZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 240 299

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 245438

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 585 941,38

  • EU contribution

    € 2 851 200

Coordinated by:

JYVASKYLAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU

Finland