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Support action for innovation driven clusters in construction. Regional approaches, multi-stakeholder engagement and cross regional co-operation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 205987

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2008

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 265 948,20

  • EU contribution

    € 970 000

Coordinated by:

ASM - CENTRUM BADAN I ANALIZ RYNKUSPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

Objective

The driving idea of REG CON is the advancement of the concept of “R&D based clustering” across regions of Europe with a thematic focus on construction. This sector is both dynamic in creation of growth and employment [~7% of national employment/GDP, ~14% when add design and materials], but relatively backward in absorbing innovation. The Strategic Research Agenda prepared by European Construction Technology Platform set up ambitious but realistic goals to transform this traditional sector into the knowledge driven and R&D based. REG CON activities strength those goals from regional level. REG CON sets the following yardsticks of success and objective fulfillment:  Set up in the EU of three regional construction clusters and intense R&D activities of two existing one  Achieving cluster participant mobilization in each of the clusters, resulting to understanding of needs for each cluster actor, development of practical R&D action plans and co-operation.  Achieving nine instances of mentoring, cross- regional co-operation, SWOT analyze, joint R&D Action Plan and good practice transfer among the clusters and experts beyond the clusters. These would be implemented by: surveys, regional events and workshops, dissemination and mentoring activity.  Designing a financial instrument that would secure the sustainability of the clusters and R&D cooperation beyond the project lifetime.  Designing an administrative and management structure that would host and administer the cluster Project partnership is based on two advanced construction clusters from Finland & Slovenia [mentors] and three regions with “clusters initiatives” which need to be transform into clusters [Poland, Spain, Greece]. Each region involve main stakeholders: industry, research, local authorities. Partners in the project are members of European Construction Technology Platform and National Technology Platforms which ensure the link with European objectives for sector R&D development.
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Coordinator

ASM - CENTRUM BADAN I ANALIZ RYNKUSPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Address

Ul. Grunwaldzka 5
99 301 Kutno

Poland

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 149 068,30

Administrative Contact

Maria Goreczna (Ms.)

Participants (14)

POLITECHNIKA LODZKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 26 482,50

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ARREKS

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 35 845

APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 139 421

CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH OF CRETE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 41 195

EMPORIKO KAI VIOMICHANIKO EPIMELITIRIO HERAKLIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 33 170

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 57 245

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 123 692

CONSEJERIA DE DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y COMPETITIVIDAD-EUSKO JAURLARITZA-GOBIERNO VASCO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 26 750

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 125 832

VAEINOE KORPINEN OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 46 860,60

TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 36 038,60

SLOVENSKI GRADBENI GROZD, GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 71 262

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 37 985

GOSPODARSKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 19 153

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 205987

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2008

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 265 948,20

  • EU contribution

    € 970 000

Coordinated by:

ASM - CENTRUM BADAN I ANALIZ RYNKUSPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

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