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Developing Innovation and Research Environment in five European Regions in the field of Sustainable Use of Biomass Resources

Objective

The BIOCLUS objective is to boost the regional competitiveness and growth in five European cluster regions: Wielkopolska (Poland), Slovakia, Western Macedonia (Greece), Navarre (Spain) and Central Finland. The project promotes collaboration and integration and supports the sustainable development of research related communities by • Promoting expertise competence at the cluster and consortium level • Developing collaboration capabilities within each cluster and at the consortium level • Improving business environment innovation through mutual learning and mentoring The BIOCLUS clusters are located in rural regions and all possess great biomass resources such as forests, industrial and agricultural by-products, field crops and municipal wastes. The biomasses are challenging raw material and utilisation chains require special technical and practical competence and applications. However, the global trend is that renewable resources should replace non-renewable ones and resource use should be efficient and sustainable. Therefore, the clusters aim to improve the RTD activities and innovation system development. Furthermore, biomass related activities can not be totally outsourced. This means that biomass resources offer great possibility to BIOCLUS regions in promoting regional prosperity in economical and social terms. The project implementation is supported by advantageous Quality Management system and proper Communication Management. Besides, it is ensured with appropriate Conflict Management and Risk Management. In the areas of expertise and experience with biomass related activities and innovation system development, the Dissemination Strategy ensures proper interaction and information dissemination with stakeholders and the public.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

JYVASKYLAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU
Address
Rajakatu 35
40200 Jyvaskyla
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 248 503
Administrative Contact
Kirsi Knuuttila (Ms.)

Participants (19)

Keski-Suomen liitto
Finland
EU contribution
€ 124 655
Address
Sepänkatu 4
40100 Jyväskylä
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martti Ahokas (Mr.)
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 265 467
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jari Ylänne (Prof.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 223 309
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arvo Leinonen (Dr.)
Benet Ltd.
Finland
EU contribution
€ 194 493
Address
Piippukatu 11
40100 Jyväskylä
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Asko Ojaniemi (Mr.)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 432
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Inés Echeverría (Ms.)
COMUNIDAD FORAL DE NAVARRA - GOBIERNO DE NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 113 572
Address
Avenida Carlos Iii 2
31002 Pamplona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Baeza Oliva (Ms.)
Biomasa Térmica de Navarra S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 48 890
Address
Pol. Ind Rocaforte B14
31400 Sangüesa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Castrejana (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 265 627
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Grammelis (Dr.)
PERIFEREIAKO TAMEIO ANAPTIXIS DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 48 685
Address
Zep Kozanis Area Floor 3 Thesi Paiamporo
501 00 Kozani
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Myrotis (Mr.)
GEORGIOS ZIOGAS & SPIRIDON ZIOGAS O.E.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 39 857
Address
4 Klm Poros -Grevena
51100 Grevena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georgios Ntalos (Prof.)
PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 177 085
Address
Parko Agiou Dimitriou 1
50100 Kozani
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vaios Tzikas (Mr.)
NARODNE LESNICKE CENTRUM
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 297 385
Address
Ulica T G Masaryka 22
960 01 Zvolen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Milan Oravec (Dr.)
LESY SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 24 824
Address
Namestie Snp 8
97566 Banska Bystrica
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
ľubomír Veselý (Mr.)
QUERCUS s.r.o.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 43 121
Address
Fil Akovská Cesta 290
984 01 Lucenec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ján Koška (Mr.)
BIC BRATISLAVA SPOL SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 43 300
Address
Zochova 5
811 03 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivan Filus (Mr.)
WOJEWODZTWO WIELKOPOLSKIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 99 453
Address
Al Niepodleglosci 34
61 714 Poznan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcin Nurkowski (Mr.)
PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO HANDLOWO-PRODCYJNO-USLUGOWE GIZEX
Poland
EU contribution
€ 44 704
Address
Ul. Korzkwy 30B
63-300 Pleszew
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Romuald Bilinski (Mr.)
Jyväskylä Innovation Ltd
Finland
EU contribution
€ 111 539
Address
Piippukatu 11
40101 Jyväskylä
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Tytti Laitinen (Ms.)
INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGICZNO-PRZYRODNICZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 240 299
Address
Ul. Al Hrabska 3
05 090 Falenty
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edmund Kaca (Prof.)