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Harmonised assessment of regulatory bottlenecks and standardisation needs for the process industry

Objective

HARMONI aims at bringing together all the relevant stakeholders of the process industry to jointly identify, analyse and propose solutions to the regulatory bottlenecks and standardization needs that hamper their innovation processes and the market uptake of their results, necessary to move towards a more sustainable and competitive European process industry. In order to achieve HARMONI’s overarching goal, the consortium will develop and apply a methodology for ensuring an effective collaboration of the 8 sectors involved in SPIRE PPP to elaborate the solutions to the common challenges they face due to non-technological barriers, such as regulatory issues or the lack of European Standards when trying to improve their resource efficiency. In addition, HARMONI will analyse, compare and propose recommendations to trigger the transferability of technical solutions among and beyond the SPIRE sectors. The methodology will include the utilisation of the existing SPIRE Knowledge platform and the creation of another platform to be linked with CEN/CENELEC STAIR WG for the coordination of the project’s standardization activities. The project activities will result in an optimized EU regulatory and standardization framework that facilitates and supports innovation in the process industry; a better participation of the SPIRE community in the EU regulatory and procedures, thus providing the most adequate input to the regulatory authorities; an earlier and more active involvement of the SPIRE community in the EU standardization process; and an overall better environment to maximize transferability rates of technologies across SPIRE sectors. HARMONI consortium includes 3 SPIRE sectorial associations (chemicals, cement and equipment), A.SPIRE, 2 RTDs coming from two SPIRE sectors (steel, ceramic), 1 National Standardization body (DIN) and an experienced RTO to coordinate them (CIRCE). In addition, an Advisory Board will involve the other 5 SPIRE sectorial associations and CEN/CENELE

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2017
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 354 460

Participants (7)

CONSEIL EUROPEEN DE L'INDUSTRIE CHIMIQUE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 170 250
Address
Rue Belliard, 40 Bte 15
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
CEMBUREAU - THE EUROPEAN CEMENT ASSOCIATION
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 88 531,25
Address
C/o Setterwalls, Stortorget 23
21134 Malmo
Activity type
Other
A.SPIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 66 062,50
Address
Av. Edmond Van Nieuwenhuyse, 4
1160 Auderghem
Activity type
Other
EUNITED AISBL

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Boulevard A. Reyers - Diamant Building, 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 310
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
ECREF EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR REFRACTORIES GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
Rheinstrasse 60A
56203 Hohr Grenzhausen
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT FUR BAUSTOFF-FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 500
Address
Bliersheimer Strasse 62
47229 Duisburg
Activity type
Research Organisations