Casa Mediterranea

The strategic project Mediterranean Housing aims at promoting innovation in the key regional industries of brick and ceramic materials, particularly relevant for the Emilia-Romagna construction sector renovation.

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NUCLEI

Network of Technology Transfer Nodes for Enhanced Open Innovation in Central Europe advanced manufacturing and processing industry

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A.SPIRE - Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency

A.SPIRE is the European Association which is committed to manage and implement the SPIRE Public-Private Partnership

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ACCENT - Accompany City in Energy Strategy

ACCENT is a Climate-KIC project that aims at supporting the energy transition of European cities by developing a web based platform to visualize, analyze and share energy data related to buildings. 

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ASTER in Silicon Valley

Emilia-Romagna in Silicon Valley supports and promotes the two-way link between our region and Silicon Valley

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BioMethER

Biomether aims at boosting the biomethane value chain in Emilia-Romagna. The project, financed by the EU LIFE+ Program and co-financed by the Emilia-Romagna Region, will realize two demonstration plants for biomethane production for direct grid injection. These demonstration plants will act as foot-in-the-door for the development of the biomethane value chain in the region.
Biomethane is a gas consisting of mostly methane and produced by renewable sources by anaerobic digestion or gasification. It is obtained from the treatment (or upgrading) of biogas until it reaches the qualities of natural gas.

Biogas upgrading to biomethane offers a number of advantages which can compensate the effort of the additional treatment:
Substitution of fossil energy sources with renewable energy sources complying with the EU 2020 goals
Use as non-fossil fuel contributing to reach the 10% share of biofuels
Savings on logistic thanks to the widespread natural gas grid
Possibilities of integration with other (intermittent and not programmable) renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic.
In Emilia-Romagna, the availability of waste biomass is very high (more than 16,000,000 t/year, CRPA, 2011), the natural gas grid is widespread, and an industrial excellence is present in the field of components for natural gas fuelling station. In the region, thus, the potential for the development of a biomethane is high.

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Build Interest

Improving the attractiveness of investments in energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings

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Climate KIC Accelerator

The programme aims to develop knowledge and promote innovation inthematic areas relevant for climate change

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Climate Launch Pad

It is a business plan competition for the clean-tech sector. 

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Climate-KIC - Knowledge Innovation Community on Climate

Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy.

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EBN - European Business & Innovation Centre Network

EBN is a network of around 150 quality-certified EU|BICs (business and innovation centres) and 100 other organisations that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. EBN is also a community of professionals whose day-to-day work helps these businesses to grow in the most effective, efficient and sustainable way.

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EIT Raw Materials

EIT Raw Materials has the ambitious vision of turning the challenge of raw materials dependence into a strategic strength for Europe. Its mission is to boost the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation and entrepreneurship. 

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ELISE

The aim is to strengthen the regional innovation ecosystem in the Life Sciences and facilitate collaboration between research and business

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ERRIN - European Regions Research and Innovation Network

Founded in 2001, ERRIN is a unique Brussels-based platform of more than 120 regional stakeholders organisation most of whom are represented by their Brussels offices.

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FIRST - Funding for Innovation, Research and Technological Development

First is a service created by ASTER in 1999 with the aim to provide information, analysis and assistance on opportunities offered by regional, national and European funds for innovation, research and technological development.

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INCLUSIVE

Smart and adaptive interfaces for INCLUSIVE work environment

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Inno Infra Share

The goal of INNO INFRA SHARE is to improve the accessibility and exploitation – also at the interregional level - of local Research and Innovation infrastructures (RII) by SMEs

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Le Serre di ASTER

It provides an acceleration path including various services devoted to business creation - training, meetings, advisory services, networking - with the aim of increasing beneficiaries' skills and ability to enter and remain in the market.

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Open Eye

As a new entrepreneur, you will benefit from on-the-job training in a small or medium-sized enterprise elsewhere in the Participating Countries. This will ease the successful start of your business or strengthen your new enterprise. You can also benefit from access to new markets, international cooperation and potential possibilities for collaboration with business partners abroad.

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Scient

Is an University/business alliance cofunded by the Erasmus+ program, aiming at improve scientific entrepreneurship and focusing on young researchers, the brightest minds, with business potential untapped. 

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Start Cup ER

It is the main regional business plan competition dedicated to innovative entrepreneurial projects with a deep relation with the research results.

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StartInnShop

StartInnShop, cofunded by the European Union (H2020 program), is an one year project that supports the feasibility study of new services for startups, specifically dedicated to speed up the "go to market" process and the testing of the products in a "shop for innovation".  The consortium consists of 3 innovation agencies: Aster, coordinator; Laval Mayenne Technopole (France), The Rubicon Centre (Ireland)

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STORM | Industrial Symbiosis for the Sustainable Management of Raw Materials

The Project objective is to implement a long term self-sustainable excellence Network dedicated to provide services to external customers for the implementation of innovative, sustainable business and cooperation model solutions for the all-round recycling and/or exploitation of raw materials from end of life complex products with more attention for secondary products. 

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SUNFRAIL - Reference Sites Network for Prevention and Care of Frailty and Chronic Conditions in com

SUNFRAIL aims at improving the identification, prevention and management of frailty and care of multimorbidity in community dwelling persons (over 65) of loco-regional settings of EU countries. 

 
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SurplusMall

The project aims at analysing the feasibility of a new business model, aligned with European strategies of circular economy, based on a cloud platform addressed to support the trading of industrial surpluses.

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TRIS | Transition Regions towards Industrial Symbiosis

TRIS project will support public bodies to develop activities aimed to increase the resource efficiency and competitiveness through Industrial Symbiosis. The overall objective is to identify and analyse the barriers and/or enabling factors to the widespread and durable adoption of Industrial Symbiosis practices.

The exchange and mutual learning based on partners’ previous experiences and practices will provide each regions with a number of examples of solution to effectively overcome such barriers
 

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Vanguard Initiative

The Vanguard Initiative is a network of 30 EU regions which are politically committed to revitalising European industrial growth by leading by example in boosting growth, competitiveness and innovation in their regions. This should be done by improving the alignment between regional areas of strength and enabling co-investment, on the basis of regional smart specialisation strategies. The political leadership in every partner region has undertaken this commitment by signing a joint declaration, known as the Milan Declaration.

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WoodpickER

WoodPickER analyses the feasibility of a sustainable forest management model in a pilot area of the Emilia-Romagna region.

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