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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

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)

PROJEKTkompetenz.eu OG

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 19/7
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Suitner (Mr.)
VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 643,71
Address
Steinplatz 1
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Hahn (Mr.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 359,78
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ineke Wouts (Ms.)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 165 851,07
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Van Houtven (Mrs.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 132 308,71
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gilles Fanget (Mr.)
SM AMENAG PROMO PARC TECHN BOURGETLAC
France
EU contribution
€ 163 586,95
Address
Avenue Du Lac Du Bourget 16 L Horloge Savoie Technolac
73370 Le Bourget Du Lac
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marie Popkowska (Mrs.)
ZDRUZENJE SLOVENSKE FOTOVOLTAIKE (ZSFV) GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 57 716,87
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matej Guštin (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 96 300
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marko Topic (Prof.)
FUNDACION MODERNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 130 699,43
Address
Calle Arrieta 8
31002 Pamplona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Begoña Vicente (Mrs.)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 126 574,58
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Arbizu
COMUNIDAD FORAL DE NAVARRA - GOBIERNO DE NAVARRA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 304,28
Address
Avenida Carlos Iii 2
31002 Pamplona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Muguerza Eraso (Mr.)
TECHNIKUM WIEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 249 470,50
Address
Hochstadtplatz 6
1200 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Költringer
PROJEKTKOMPETENZ.EU - GESELLSCHAFT FUR PROJEKTENTWICKLUNG UND -MANAGEMENT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 246 645,70
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 19/7
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Suitner (Mr.)
PERSPEKTYVINIU TECHNOLOGIJU TAIKOMUJU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 149 479
Address
Vismaliuku Str. 34
10423 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daiva Ulbikiene (Mrs.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 148 001,33
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lilian Hønstad (Mr.)