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BOOST - Cooperation in Urban Science, Technology and Policy

Objective

"Cities are increasingly seen as ""engines of regional development"" and the main competitive hubs within a global web of economic, knowledge and physical flows. Cities are fertile ground for science and technology, culture, entrepreneurship and creativity. However, cities are also places where problems are concentrated, such as the decoupling of economic growth and employment, social and spatial segregation, poverty, environmental degradation and climate change.

Europe’s competitiveness depends greatly on its cities and metropolitan regions, where enterprises can benefit from agglomeration economies and networks linking regional, national and global market places. In order to address the major challenges of cities a Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe was launched in 2010 with the ambition to rethink and manage the increasing urban orientation and concentration in Europe and to create and exploit synergy in an urbanised Europe from an economic, social, environmental and transport-related perspective, leading to a strengthened position. 13 EU Member States and Associated Countries have therefore joined forces to coordinate and align their research programmes in order to boost urban research and innovation.

BOOST – Cooperation in Urban Science, Technology and Policy, aims to support and strengthen the further establishment of JPI Urban Europe and facilitate effective internal and external communication of this initiative. It will do so by further establishing effective JPI governance structures, bridging scientific gaps, facilitating networking, launching a Research Alliance, outreach to the scientific, policy, industry and civic actors involved in urban development and by stimulating coordination efforts with stakeholders, funding agencies and other international programmes. As a result a sharply focused and realistic Strategic and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for JPI Urban Europe will be developed and appropriate instruments for its implementation defined."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-JPROG-REGIONS-2013
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 438 299
Administrative Contact
Renée Van Kessel (Dr.)

Participants (11)

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 290 700
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Felix Schröpfer (Mr.)
IQ SAMHALLSBYGGNAD AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 377 079
Address
Drottninggatan 33 2Tr
111 51 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katarina Schylberg (Ms.)
RYM Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 118 342
Address
Unioninkatu 14
00130 Helsinki
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anssi Salonen (Dr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 114 114
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cincotti (Dr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 144 503
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Séverine Somma (Mrs.)
STICHTING PLATFORM31
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 211 061
Address
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA Den Haag
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Koos Van Dijken (Mr.)
NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD
Norway
EU contribution
€ 75 649
Address
Drammensveien 288
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonas Enge (Mr.)
IDRYMA EREVNAS KAI KAINOTOMIAS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 33 972
Address
Strovolos Avenue 123
2043 Nicosia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Katerina Kari (Mrs.)
OSTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFORDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 117 914
Address
Sensengasse 1
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Victoria Solitander (Ms.)
FORSKNINGSRÅDET FÖR MILJÖ, AREELLA NÄRINGAR OCH SAMHÄLLSBYGGANDE
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 68 266
Address

11182 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hyrije Hasani (Ms.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 8 025
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Serhat Melik (Mr.)