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13/12/2016
NICHE presented at the last ERRIN BIO-WG meeting in 2016, next 13th of December
Type: Project
20/10/2020
Event showcasing best practices on renewable energy investments in North Karelia, Finland and other project regions.
Type: Project
04/02/2020
SmartPilots Final Event "Boosting European bio-economy innovation deployment by smart interregional cooperation".
Type: Project
Project summary SCALE UP plans to improve policy instruments supporting SMEs capacity to growth in national and international markets. Main objective of SCALE UP is to contribute to European competitiveness and accelerate regional economic growth through the improvement of 6 policy instruments linked to business growth and robustness. SCALE UP represents six EU regions (plus Advisory partner) with different stages of development in terms of industry SMEs scale up but common needs.   The following scale-up key areas have been identified to work in the project: New business collaborative models; Improve collaborative culture between science, technology, innovation & industrial companies; Regional smart specialisation sectors in form of partnerships/networks/clusters; use & adaptation to new technologies and accessing to finance tools.   SCALE UP work plan has been designed following a coherent and integrated approach where all the activities are interlinked and framed in a logical path. The approach starts with an analysis of partners’ local situations to identify valuable practices which will be then reviewed (through site visits and peer reviews) in a perspective of transfer and adaptation, to design and implement 6 action plans.   These stages are backed up by structured activities and a learning process to improve the level of development of business scaling policies and knowledge of key actors (Interreg. Policy Learning Events, brokerage events, roundtables, open innovation seminars, etc). Stakeholders Action Groups will be created in each region and main local & regional actors will be actively involved in the whole interregional learning process.   Scale-up business is part of the objective of supporting SMEs growth, to support regional authorities to respond adequately to key obstacles that obstruct industry sector on their path to growth taking into account the conditions of the current worldwide markets. €1,290,802.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jan 2023 Topic SME competitiveness Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? ERDF Regional Operational Programme Murcia. Priority 3 (d) ERDF Operative Programme of Murcia Region includes TO3 Improve competitiveness of SMEs. Within its OE.3.4.1; there is an action devoted to the support of productive investment and boost competitive advantages for regional companies, through projects that will aim creation, enlargement and improvement of their facilities and quality   On the other hand, within OE.3.4.2, there is an action devoted to the support of initiatives fostering business collaboration, especially on RIS3 strategic sectors. On it, business collaborative projects will be identified and boosted. There are in addition several actions that foster internationalization of SMEs through dissemination of existents tools, clustering, training, orientation, consolidation measures, etc.   This policy envisions to take advantage of complementarities among companies to deliver new R&D&I projects and increase internationalization of their products and services. It aims to increase number of SMEs considered as innovative through business association.   Help the SMEs to be able to set alliances with main manufacturing companies from principal European industry sectors it is not specified at Murcia policy instrument. SMEs can provide innovation to large industries and through that relation contribute to the creation of new R+D+I project and to the increase of innovation in regional economic sectors. SME consolidation and scale-up derived by business symbiosis should be fostered within Murcia ERD policy.     Which partners are working on this? Regional Development Agency of Murcia Region Opperational Programme EFRE 2014-2020 Hessen Cluster networks are able to increase the collaboration between SMEs as well as between SME and R+D institutions, which enhances the innovation potential of every actor involved. Thus the program is targeting the following: • Joint initiatives for enhancing the collaboration between SME and Institutions such as research facilities • Information networks between companies, universities and other partners who are organized in the cluster network • Technology transfer between companies and R+D institutes • Involve external knowledge in the innovation process of companies • The joint usage of technical resources to enhance innovation The funding includes the following four phases of cluster development: • Preparation • Starting • Continuation • Further Development   The policy instrument shall be improved because the funding of cluster networks does not address any measures to explicitly encourage SMEs to engage in the industrial renewal. The objective to fund cluster networks to stimulate innovation processes in SME is very broad and general. To strengthen SMEs in the industries relevant for our region, special instruments are necessary, which focus the activation, collaboration, growth and innovation processes of these companies and bring them into international cross-sectoral knowledge exchange. Those tools that might be most adequate and relevant to reach this aim, needs to be evaluated in this project.   Which partners are working on this? Regional Management Northern Hesse GmbH Regional Operational Programme Attica 2014-2020, TO 3, IP 3c The main objective of the Attica ROP, TO 3 & Investment priorities (IP) 3c & 3d is promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and supporting the creation of new businesses. Its character is that, within the framework of these IP, actions will be promoted to enlarge the SME’s business side & the adaptation of them also to areas of high added value, with a view to facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas, business discovery & networking of SMEs, in and out of Greece. In addition IP 3c will try to assist on SMEs how to improve their business size: Improve collaborative culture between science, technology, innovation & industrial companies system. The policy is among others a solution to the high unemployment rates (~22%) in the region. It is of a high priority for the region, as also the 2 IPs are included in the RIS3 of Attica. Funds that are connected to the IP 3d work also to the direction of attracting new investments & funding schemes in reliance with internationalization. Commercial relations with companies from abroad & strategic industrial projects that could contribute to completing the value chains of the regional industry are also main features of the policy instrument & should be improved. The 2 combined IPs selected need to be improved sharply, as the region & especially the city of Athens, faces enormous structural developing & employment problems due to the continuing economic crisis in Greece. Which partners are working on this? REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND ON BEHALF OF THE REGION OF ATTICA Regional Operative Programme ROP Lazio ERDF 2014 2020. The actions concern the support to SMEs for the purchase of services for technological innovation, strategic, organizational and commercial, implementation of research and development activities of SMEs in connection with other subjects of industry, research and university.(1.1.3) Furthermore, the realization of proof of concept, the industrialization of research results and the application of innovative solutions will be financed. Support for collaborative R & D activities for the development of new sustainable technologies, new products and services (carried out by companies in connection with other industrial, research and university entities, and existing public-private aggregations, such as Technological Districts, Public-Private Laboratories and Innovation Poles)(1.1.4) The repositioning of regional production systems and specific supply chains will have to be essentially directed towards four directions: a) the differentiation towards new technological-productive development areas starting from the issues related to the environment, mobility, health; b) development of products and advanced production functions, such as design, research, patents, quality controls, logistics and distribution, communication and marketing, finance; c) international opening of the value chains, which is not exclusively dedicated to the procurement of raw materials and export of finished products; d) the growth of scientific and technological content in "traditional" productions; (3.3.1)   Which partners are working on this? Lazio Innova Regional Operational Programme of the Lubelskie Voivodeship 2014 - 2020 ROP 2014 – 2020 is detailed by specific objectives that are relevant to the project, which are set in Priority Axis 3 related to: Better conditions of SME development, Increased level of foreign trade in the SME sector, Increased use of innovation in SMEs. Therefore their detailed measure that are relevant to the project are e.g. 3.4. Adaptation of the Business Environment Institution’s offer to the market needs, 3.5. Advisory Voucher, 3.6 Economic marketing, 3.7 Increased competitiveness of SMEs. LuVo has selected key sectors that contribute the most economic development of the region and influence for their competitive advantages. The targeted support regional smart specializations: bioeconomy, medicine&health, low carbon-emission energy and IT&automation.   Improvement needs in the policy instrument relevant for the project include: 1) stimulating the level of entrepreneurship on regional, national and international markets 2) strengthen business development and growth through economic promotion, investment attractiveness, access for professional services and expertise 3) support SME by expanding beyond the local market and establishing cooperation to increase their competitive position 4) strengthening the business environment institutions and public administration bodies open for innovations 5) increasing added value in the economy, especially in the smart specialisation areas, (5) enhancing better ROP LV 2020 implementation.         Which partners are working on this? Lubelskie Voivodeship D2N2 EU Structural and Investment Fund Strategy 2014-2020. Priority Axis 3 The main objective of the D2N2 ESIF priority Axis 3 (PA3) are to; - Support entrepreneurial culture across the area, reducing barriers to such - Provide high quality support to help established SMEs to grow further, with an emphasis one bespoke growth plans & integrated support - Support higher levels of SME exports - Increase the contribution to the economy of SMEs within priority sectors & their supply chains   It has 3 investment priorities. They promote start up & growth of innovation, the creation & extension of advanced capacity for products services & development, & growth, including in new markets & innovation.   The strategy makes one mention of scale up as an ambition to support businesses. A recent funding call for PA3 expanded on this. This has a focus on increasing productivity through Scale up programmes helping small but productive firms to grow & become investment ready It does not define what Scale up is.   Business support across the area is coordinated by the D2N2 Growth Hub. The Growth Hub helps SMEs through a diagnostic process, to identify needs, & be ready to access relevant support. It is a source of knowledge of local programmes of business support. Nottingham C.C. manages it on behalf of partners. In 2017, it commissioned a small scale up project. 25 SMEs took part.   Its procurers did not know what scale up activities makes the difference for SMEs. This Interreg project will change that ensuring SMEs get help that works     Which partners are working on this? Nottingham City Council Sign up for the SCALE UP newsletter Subscribe now Tweets by SCALE UP Latest News See all project news 22/12/2021 Impact management, a Boost for Scaling up On 15 December, the Scale Up project organised the project’s last online event entitled "Impact management, to boost for scaling up". Type: Project 20/12/2021 Design thinking workshop Design thinking workshop Type: Project 07/12/2021 SCALE UP concludes phase 1 Last 1st December, the Interreg Europe SCALE UP project held its final conference online entitled, "The road ahead: European SMEs and their path to Scaling up". Type: Project 22/11/2021 Comparative analysis report is officially published The Interreg Europe SCALE UP project output, Business Scaling up needs: A comparative analysis study, is officially published online. Type: Project 02/11/2021 1.500 entrepreneurs participate in DIAPE ’21 1.500 entrepreneurs attended the various sessions offered by the INFO Murcia within the framework of the Entrepreneur Day 2021 Type: Project 26/10/2021 Scaling up the smart way We know that the idea of scaling a business is one that every business owner thinks about, but don’t always follow through or don’t always succeed in doing. Type: Project 20/10/2021 SCALE UP at EWRC On October 12th, “Cohesion Policy 2021-2027: Creating conditions for success”, a European Week of Regions and Cities 2021 side event was successfully held. Type: Project 11/10/2021 Project management practice in Interreg projects Project management practice in Interreg projects: Reflective analysis and recommendations  Interreg is one of the key instruments of the European Union ... Type: Project 06/10/2021 Workshop on scaling up European SMEs Last 27 September, the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform organised an online workshop on scaling up European SMEs. Type: Project 05/10/2021 Volunteering opportunities EURADA is looking for a volunteer (stagiaire) with a background in communication who will support the association in the organisation of the Final Conference Type: Project
Project News Sort results by Newest first Oldest first NL partner visits our RO partner 25/10/2021 NL partner is flying to RO to support our partner from the Centru Region (RO) in... Type: Project A hybrid format for the 4th IRLE 22/06/2021 On 15-16 June the COLOR CIRCLE project partners and their stakeholders met for... Type: Project Local authorities & researchers on circular economy 21/02/2021 Burgundy-Franche-Comté Region and HESAM Université have launched a series of... Type: Project COLOR CIRCLE in a 2-minute video 15/02/2021 COLOR CIRCLE video in EN, FR, ES, RO, CZ, NL Type: Project Centru (RO) regional mapping presented to partners 29/01/2021 On 22 January 2021, IRCEM presented to COLOR CIRCLE partners the result of the... Type: Project 3rd RSG Color CIRCLE meeting in Centru Region (RO) 26/01/2021 RDA Centru (PP5) organised on January 26, 2021 an online meeting with the... Type: Project 2020 Review and milestones ahead 17/12/2020 COLOR CIRCLE’s Annual Activity Review (2020) Type: Project A university network on circular economy 04/11/2020 HESAM Université (FR) has launched a network of circular economy for sharing... Type: Project The circular economy of the avocado 27/09/2020 Local initiative on the agri-food industry of avocado and how it can take... Type: Project A cicular future for poplar plantations in Andalusia 24/09/2020 The cicular future of poplar plantations in Andalusia, Spain Type: Project Granada biorefinery – A 100% circular facility 17/09/2020 A 100% circular facility in the field of sanitation and wastewater treatment... Type: Project A municipality's technical tip for waste management 16/09/2020 How does Salobreña Town Hall (Granada, ES) addresses the issue of waste... Type: Project 123 Next REPLAY - 4th Interregional Learning Event Hosted by ADR Centru, our partner from Romania, the 2-day event addressed how circular economy is dealt with in the Region & showcased local projects. Summary & replay What is COLOR CIRCLE about? Our COLOR CIRCLE project in a 2-minute video (subtitled in FR, ES, NL, RO, CZ) Play video Building a food democracy in the EU 17 May 2021 - 10AM - A 2-hour session with projects from FR, ES, RO, NL Agenda Spain 2030 & the Andalusian Bioeconomy Strategy Experts presented the Spanish Circular Economy Strategy & the Andalusian Bioeconomy Strategy to partners in June 2020 Click here Friesland is becoming a circular economy role-model Regional authority explains how this province is becoming one of the best examples of a successful transition towards a circular economy Read it! A New Circular Economy Action Plan for Europe The new Circular Economy Action Plan, adopted on 11 March 2020 by the EU Commission, available in English, French, Dutch, Czesh, Romanian and Spanish Read it in your language El folleto en español Investigadores o autoridades locales, involucrados en temas de economía circular, descarguen la versión en español del folleto El folleto en .PDF Broșura în limba română Cercetător sau reprezentant al comunității implicat în problematica economiei circulare, descarcă versiune în limba română a broșurii Broșura în .PDF La brochure en français Chercheur ou collectivité, engagés sur les questions d'économie circulaire, téléchargez la version française de la plaquette La brochure en .PDF Tweets by COLOR CIRCLE
06/05/2019
Katrien Molders (SmartPilots Coordinator) and Raimo vander Linden (SmartPilots Partner) were invited to share the SmartPilots Policy Recommendations
Type: Project
26/10/2021 - 27/10/2021
The 4th edition of this unique event is the perfect environment for international partnerships, resulting in increased health-related economic competitiveness.
Type: Project
05/07/2016
This morning was held the first meeting of the project Bio4ECO, in the CTFC
Type: Project
Each BIOREGIO project partner will create an Action Plan in their regions in order to improve the policy instrument tackled within that region based on the lessons learnt from the BIOREGIO interregional cooperation focusing on the bio-based circular economy. The Action Plan specifies the nature of the bio-based circular economy-related actions to be implemented, their timeframe, the players involved, the costs (if any) and funding sources (if any). The action plans are written in local languages with a summary in English. All the Action Plans are available from the project Library and subfolder Action Plans.FINLAND - The Päijät Häme Region: Päijät-Hämeen biokiertotalouden toimintasuunnitelma/ Päijät-Häme Bio-based Circular Economy Action Plan  (both in Finnish & English)SPAIN - PROYECTO BIOREGIO “Hacia una economía circular basada en los recursos rgánicos” (2020-2021) PLAN DE ACCIÓN, both the Spanish and English versions of the Action Plan are available in the LibrarySLOVAKIA - AKČNÝ PLÁN PRE OBEHOVÉ BIOHOSPODÁRSTVO V NITRIANSKOM SAMOSPRÁVNOM KRAJI and ACTION PLAN TOWARDS CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY IN THE NITRA SELF-GOVERNING REGION available in the LibraryGREECE - The Region of Central Macedonia: Action Plan towards Bio-based Circular Economy and Περιφερειακό Σχέδιο Δράσης για την προώθηση της κυκλικής βιοοικονομίας and here as wellROMANIA - ACTION PLAN TOWARDS BIO-BASED CIRCULAR ECONOMY Sud Muntenia Region, Romania both in Romanian and English languageFRANCE -  PLAN D’ACTION VERS UNE BIOÉCONOMIE CIRCULAIRE EN PAYS DE LA LOIRE and PAYS DE LA LOIRE BIO-BASED CIRCULAR ECONOMY ACTION PLAN Sign up for the BIOREGIO newsletter Subscribe now Tweets by BIOREGIO
29/11/2017
Report from III stakeholders meeting of CircE project
Type: Project