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green groWing of SMEs: Innovation and Development in the energy sector in the mEd aRea

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WIDER
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Objectives:

Objectives

WIDER aims at improving and sharing knowledge management regarding innovation, markets opportunities and new products of SMEs all along the supply chain of the eco-smart housing for independent living of elderly sector in all the 7 focused MED regional industrial areas. In addition, WIDER intends to contribute to enhance elderly customers lifestyle while helping them to use energy in a cleaner and better way and improve energy saving until autonomy of their residence. 

Activities:

Activities

WIDER will result in the formal establishment of the transnational permanent thematic network on ambient intelligence technology and eco-sustainability for independent living of the elderly. This network will use an energy efficiency and end-user centered approach to facilitate the collaboration between knowledge providers and small businesses; to create a cultural shift in the small business community's approach to innovation; and to enhance smart ecosystems for user-driven innovation.

Among other activities WIDER will conduct pilot programmes to test a strategic mix of best practices developed at EU level to enhance energy efficiency and user-driven innovation in the seven territories of the project: Algarve (Portugal), Cataluña (Spain), Rhone-Alps (France), Marche (Italy), Litija (Slovenia), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Central Macedonia (Greece), whilst two WIDER Innovation Fairs will be held in Barcelona (Spain) and Ancona (Italy).

Consortium members

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International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation
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MEDIC@LPS: le Cluster santé Grenoble Isère
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Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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CRES - Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving
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University of Algarve
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Central European Initiative
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Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency - SERDA
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ACC1Ó-Government of Catalonia
  1. Start date:
    01 January 2013
  2. End date:
    30 June 2015
  3. URL:
    www.wider-project.eu
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