The goal of the Strategic Development and Innovative Partnership (SRIP) MATerials for end PROducts (MATPRO) is to join the metallurgy, metal processing and chemical industries with knowledge institutions in the value chains and networks, and to act collectively in finding and developing new, breakthrough products under the slogan "Only together can we be really successful". The objective is to be achieved through targeted cooperation, internationalization support activities, human resources development, sustainable development and entrepreneurship as well as through the sharing of knowledge and resources in the field of materials, where Slovenian companies are already operating successfully. Through the cooperation we want everybody to become even more successful.
A three-day long event was organized by the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) between 30th January and 2nd February 2017 to officially launch the project “Learning by Doing - Targeted capacity building of VET partnerships in the Danube Region for the effective modernization of VET systems”.
General objective of the project is to increase the number of Women Business Angels in Europe, with a specific focus on South East Europe, and to facilitate the funding of Women Entrepreneurs by Business Angels.
The EAPPREN project is aiming to build the capacity of the intermediary organisations to support apprenticeships through the organisation of e-learning courses.
Targeted capacity building of VET partnerships in the Danube region for the effective modernisation of VET systems.
High-performance Computing for Effective Innovation in the Danube Region: High performance computing (HPC) is an emerging general-purpose technology. It can improve framework conditions for innovations by drastically increasing effectiveness of innovations and reducing product development time. However, while most advanced HPC infrastructure and knowledge are located in well-off western parts of the Danube region, enterprises – especially SMEs – from its eastern parts have limited access and competencies.
Mobilising Institutional Learning for Better Exploitation of Research and Innovation for the Circular Economy: The new EC Circular Economy Strategy aims a "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use, to bring benefits for society, environment and economy. Closing the loop of materials streams poses many challenges to research and innovation: increasing durability, reparability and recyclability of products (Extended Producer Responsibility), improving waste management and resource efficiency in industrial sectors, fostering industrial symbiosis and remanufacturing.
Knowledge Alliance for Upskilling Europe's SMEs to meet the challenges of Smart Engineering: The greatest challenge for today's Europe’s engineering economies is the so called smart industry, which is understood as the intelligent IT-based components and systems within all key areas of supply, production and distribution chains.
Design Thinking for a Smart Innovation eco-system in Alpine Space: SME innovation-oriented services in the Alpine Space are fragmented and not well adjusted to the territorial specifics of companies and the need for a more sustainable and flexible approach to business-making.
This project will help to manage industrial, economic and technological changes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry by reducing obstacles and stimulating labour mobility and development of the workforce.
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