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The cooperation entered its next phase with the initiation of the three pilot projects starting in March 2011. The findings of the pilot project, which ended in the summer of 2012 have been summarized in the following reports.

"Chemical Parks as Knowledge Sites" with Partners Saxony-Anhalt, NRW and Ústí
"Open Innovation" with Limburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Asturias, Novara
Video Presentation “Open Innovation”
"Skills Foresight" with TeesValley, Cheshire and Chester, Masowia and Novara

The ChemClust partners have formed these subgroups to intensify the exchange and transfer of experiences on the following objectives:

Chemical Parks as Knowledge Sites:

  • Improvement of innovation capacity of chemical companies by developing chemical parks as knowledge sites
  • Exchange of experience about best-practice solutions for the settlement of research infrastructure on chemical parks for the development of innovation services of SME
  • Successful possibilities fort he development and strengthening of innovation profiles of chemical parks alongside the value added chain
  • Better integration of chemical parks into the regional innovation landscape in cooperation with regional R&D entities
  • Networking of innovation activities of chemical parks at European level by sharing research infrastructure or implementation of European research cooperation - development of joint innovation priorities
  • Support of initiation and implementation of concrete activities fort he development of "knowledge sites" in the partner regions in the framework of joint cooperation process
  • Development of recommendations for the shaping of regional economic promotion and innovation policy fort he strengthening of chemical parks as active driver of innovation development (e.g. Voucher, Roadmap, Marketing, etc)

Open Innovation

  • Improvement of innovation capacity of chemical companies by initiating open innovation processes
  • Developing open culture of exchange of experience and cooperation between companies, politics and universities
  • Promoting Business to Business cooperation for development of innovative products, sharing of R&D Infrastructure, Intellectual Property Rights
  • Improving innovation cooperation alongside the value added chain for the development of future promising markets (chemical industry and users)
  • Development of innovative funding instruments to promote access of SME to R&D infrastructure, Providing Venture capital
  • Strengthening entrepreneurship and development of spin off companies
  • Support of initiation and implementation of concrete activities for the application of the open innovation method in the partner regions in the framework of joint cooperation process
  • Development of recommendations for the shaping of regional economic promotion and innovation policy for the strengthening of chemical companies as active driver of innovation development

Skills Foresight

  • Improvement of innovation capacity of chemical companies by strengthening human resource development
  • Exchange of experience about best-practice solutions attracting interest of younger people to work in the chemical industry - Improving the image and Developing strategies to counteract the challenge of demographic change
  • Matching futures skills needs for innovative chemical production with current qualification strategies and activities - identifying future skills demand
  • Support of initiation and implementation of concrete activities for the promotion of skills development in the partner regions in the framework of joint cooperation process
  • Development of recommendations for the shaping of regional economic promotion and innovation policy fort he strengthening of chemical parks as active driver of innovation development (e.g. Voucher, Roadmap, Marketing, etc)

 

 

The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC , financed by the European Union's Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention . EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

INTERREG IVC European Regional Development Fund