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BOOST - Cooperation in Urban Science, Technology and Policy

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."
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK

Address

Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 Ce Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 438 299

Administrative Contact

Renée Van Kessel (Dr.)

Participants (11)

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AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 290 700

IQ SAMHALLSBYGGNAD AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 377 079

RYM Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 118 342

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 114 114

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 144 503

STICHTING PLATFORM31

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 211 061

NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 75 649

IDRYMA PROOTHISIS EREVNAS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 33 972

OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 117 914

FORSKNINGSRÅDET FÖR MILJÖ, AREELLA NÄRINGAR OCH SAMHÄLLSBYGGANDE

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 68 266

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 8 025

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 618994

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 095 406

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 924

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK

Netherlands