The COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS (CNs) are defined as international, cross-sectoral networks of SMEs, large companies, and research organisations.
They are being established as one of the tools to foster the transnational and cross-sectoral innovation activities in the selected strategic innovation areas, and to provide support to the SMEs in establishing cooperation with R&D.
The selected strategic innovation areas:
- Smart and sustainable construction and furniture,
- Innovative bio-based products and materials – non-conventional uses of wood-based materials
- Energy efficiency.
However, transnational and cross-sectoral Innovation will be fostered also through the development of INNOVATION PROJECTS (IPs), bringing together cross-sectoral consortia of SMEs, large companies and research organisations, to develop new products, processes or services.
Join in if:
- you are representative of: SMEs (forest-based industries and other industries which are interested in collaboration with the forest-based industries), education & research organisation, national or regional public authority/institution, cluster, financial sector, and other business support organisation;
- you want to take part in idea generation, dissemination of relevant information, learning, mentoring, technical expertise, innovation management, partner search...
Mr. Luc Schmerber