FORESDA - FORESDA meets MADE IN DANUBE project for cross-projects synergies


FORESDA was presented at the kick-off meeting of the ”Made in Danube” – Interreg Danube project on the 22. March 2017.

The main focus of the Interreg Danube project “Made in Danube” Kick-off Event was on Bio-Economy as a key element for smart and green growth in Europe and the Danube Region and on efficient collaboration between research organizations and regional companies. During the event, project stakeholders, representatives from regional SMEs, research institutions, regional public authorities, project representatives from other INTERREG projects as well as the general public had the opportunity to meet and share their perspective on Bio-Economy.

CyberForum was invited as Lead Partner of the INTERREG DANUBE project “FORESDA” not only to present this project during one of the keynotes, but also to showcase the importance of establishing “cross-project” synergies. To do so, Tamara Högler, Head of Innovations and International Affairs, presented how the current CyberForum projects “Urban Inno” and “PERMIDES” gear into “FORESDA” and how these synergies maximize the overall effect and outcome of each single project.

As a result of this presentation, a vivid bi-lateral discussion with several INTERREG Danube LEAD partners joining the session “Competence Center in Wood Sector” (held by Dr. Ivan Ambros, Vukovar-Srijem County Development Agency HRAST, Vukovar, Croatia) came up, leading to new ideas for additional stakeholders as well as joint events and activities with Priority 1 projects. One of these activities was immediately implemented during a follow-up session in Karlsruhe with the “Made in Danube” and the “Smart Factory Hub” projects. Potential joint activities were discussed and a first collection of ideas for joint projects was set up.

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)