From June 2018 onwards, the #MadewithAlpineSpace campaign takes you on a journey to discover the best results of the Alpine Space projects. Every month a new programme message will be published and project highlights featured on this page, our social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and our newsletter.
Keep posted and learn about impacts of successful transnational cooperation in the Alpine Space!
"Transnational cooperation builds trust across borders and fosters European integration for a more competitive Europe".
The Alpine regions share similar challenges and cultures, and a long history of cooperation. Since the 1950’s, Alpine organisations, businesses, and universities have found that when they work closely together, they become stronger and their regions and cities get more competitive.
BIFOCAlps: increasing knowledge transfers for a competitive Alpine Space
S3-4AlpClusters: competitive clusters of smart specialisation
SMART-SPACE: strengthening the Alpine manufacturing innovation ecosystem through cooperation
CARE4TECH: for a less fragmented research and innovation landscape in the Alpine region
The Alpine Space area is becoming a leading destination for technology providers when it comes to smart living (i.e. homes equipped with heating and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by smartphone or computer). Nevertheless, fragmentation in the research and innovation landscape prevents the Alpine region from becoming the centre of European excellence. CARE4TECH looks to bridge the gap in this fragmented landscape by fostering cooperation between quadruple helix players on the topic of smart living technologies. In practice, this means creating structures that improve the communication and transparency between research institutions, businesses, government, and civil society as a whole. By improving these ties, the project aims to align policy development with real civil and market leaders.
AlpLinkBioEco: linking bio-based industry value chains across the Alpine region
Although the Alpine Space possesses significant biomass resources and the necessary knowledge and technology to use these resources in sectors such as green chemicals, biopolymers or bio-based materials, a missing holistic transnational approach causes existing actors in the bio-based economy to operate disjointed. By operating disconnected, the relevant clusters are missing out on the opportunity to develop value chains capable of addressing a number of critical social needs (circular economy, environmental sustainability, local employment). The aim of AlpLinkBioEco is to tap into this potential by developing a cross Alpine Space circular bio-based strategy, establishing awareness, assessing, selecting and creating transnational/regional new value chains connecting all relevant actors, and demonstrating the implementation of succesful business opportunities.