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PHOTOVOLTAIC Clusters Development and Implementation Measures <br/>of a Seven Region Strategic Joint Action Plan for Knowledge-based Regional Innovation

PHOTOVOLTAIC Clusters Development and Implementation Measures
of a Seven Region Strategic Joint Action Plan for Knowledge-based Regional Innovation

Objective

The overall objective of SOLARROK is to deepen the transnational cooperation between leading European research-driven clusters in the Photovoltaic (PV) sector. To gain a competitive position and to foster industrial innovation, EU research infrastructures require more and more resources: multidisciplinary competencies, investments for technical equipments, skilled human resources, and strong links to the business community. To this end, research centers in Europe join with competitive companies and public authorities, forming research driven clusters. Within the SOLARROK cluster cooperation, four general objectives have been defined:(1) Developing joint business models to improve access to international markets for RTD and business actors of the European solar sector; (2) Supporting the innovation system by (i) filling RTD-gaps to improve resource-efficient production of solar modules, (ii) identifying sustainable cluster approaches, (iii) exchanging cluster management best practices; (iv) benchmarking in international context; (3) Building international collaboration capacities by knowledge exchange activities within and beyond Europe and increasing researcher mobility between research and industry; (4) Strengthening European competitiveness by developing an international level Joint Action Plan including regional smart specialisation strategies. SOLARROK is a CSA jointly elaborated by leading clusters in Spain, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, Lithuania and Austria, plus industry and research partners in Slovenia and Norway. A three step approach (mapping of existing resources, interactive mutual learning, and a focused integration process) will lead to a Joint Action Plan, involving European key-stakeholders. Following a bottom up approach and utilising direct involvement of Regional Authorities, the JAP will ensure a comprehensive implementation. SOLARROK expands the cooperation, exchanging methodologies and strategies with other EU PV clusters.
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Coordinator

SOLAR VALLEY GMBH

Address

Juri-Gagarin-Ring 152
99084 Erfurt

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 312 493,09

Administrative Contact

Carsten Rudolf (Dr.)

Participants (15)

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PROJEKTkompetenz.eu OG

Austria

VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 20 643,71

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 359,78

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 165 851,07

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 132 308,71

SM AMENAG PROMO PARC TECHN BOURGETLAC

France

EU Contribution

€ 163 586,95

ZDRUZENJE SLOVENSKE FOTOVOLTAIKE (ZSFV) GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 57 716,87

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 96 300

FUNDACION MODERNA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 130 699,43

FUNDACION CENER-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 126 574,58

COMUNIDAD FORAL DE NAVARRA - GOBIERNO DE NAVARRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 7 304,28

TECHNIKUM WIEN GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 249 470,50

PROJEKTKOMPETENZ.EU - GESELLSCHAFT FUR PROJEKTENTWICKLUNG UND -MANAGEMENT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 246 645,70

PERSPEKTYVINIU TECHNOLOGIJU TAIKOMUJU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 149 479

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 148 001,33

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 320028

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 986 084,05

  • EU contribution

    € 2 262 435

Coordinated by:

SOLAR VALLEY GMBH

Germany