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Sustainable Innovations and Treatment in Industrial Waste Water Clusters

Objective

The STInno project introduces 3 research driven clusters and 12 partners from 5 European countries. The regions of Päijät-Häme, Kalmar and Western Greece have a common objective to strengthen RTD resources in industrial wastewater treatment and become world leaders in sustainable, cost and energy efficient methods. The regions have clear focus on clean technologies and complement each other as they are in different stage in their cluster development, RTD policies, disciplines and sustainability. Together with expertise of the RTD partners (Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology, Univ. of Kalmar, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, International Association of Mediterranean Agro-Industrial Waste, Lancaster Environment Centre), enormous amount of knowledge on wastewater treatment, methods and techniques involved is generated. Finland, Sweden and Greece rely not on huge quantities of RTD activities and companies, but as small economies, on developing niche sectors of RTD. For niche economies value-added networks are the solutions. This mindset can also be seen in STInno. Concerning the participating regions, only Western Greece has actively taken advantage of direct EC funding. The whole industrial wastewater treatment sector is evaluated, thus more specific development activities will be carried out in olive mill wastewater sector. The reason for this particular focus are the enormous environmental problems the untreated olive mill wastewaters are causing. The overall objective of STInno project is to strengthen the internationally acting regional clusters via strengthening their regional innovation systems; to create value-added networks; and develop platforms for technology solution developers. The consortium has a strong triple-helix approach but at the same time wants to look the problems from the demand and offer point of view. Integration of end user concerns is a crucial part of the project concept and objectives.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste water

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd
Address
Niemenkatu 73
15140 Lahti
Finland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 209 082
Administrative Contact
Kilpi-Koski Johanna (Ms.)

Participants (11)

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 64 948,60
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Timo Pihkala (Prof.)
PAIJAT-HAMEEN LIITTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 44 525,50
Address
Hameenkatu 9
15610 Lahti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marja Koivula (Mrs.)
Sustainable Sweden Southeast
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 88 638,80
Address
Gröndalsvägen 19B
39236 Kalmar
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ann-Christin Bayard (Mrs.)
REGIONFORBUNDET I KALMAR LAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 178 364
Address
Nygatan 34
39127 Kalmar
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mattias Nylander (Mr.)
EPISTIMONIKO PARKO PATRON AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 67 370,75
Address
Stadiou Street Platani
265 04 Patras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vagelis Papadakis (Prof.)
PERIFEREIA DYTIKI ELLADA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 16 519
Address
Neo Patron Athinon 69-71
26442 Patras
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christos Tzomakas (Dr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 47 811
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Fardis (Ms.)
ASSOCIAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE REFLUI AGRO-INDUSTRIALI DEL MEDITERRANEO - ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 66 591
Address
Via Della Madonna Alta 128
06128 Perugia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michael Raviv (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 104 000
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Taylor (Dr.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 51 640,96
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olli Dahl (Prof.)
LINNEUNIVERSITETET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 84 292
Address
Linnaeus University
35195 Vaxjo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
William Hogland (Prof.)