|Cooperation with AutoNet|
|NETWORK R&D Cooperation|
|NETWORK Common Services|
„The international cooperative network of educational and research institution with subcontractors and other bodies active in Automotive Industry“
Autoclusters – Automotive Network
The project’s aim is to develop the network of existing SME facilities together with R&D or universities in automotive industry. The purpose of the project is to realize second level clustering activities with objectives to increase innovation capacities, increase effectiveness of technology transfer – improve the innovation circle in automotive industry, and through the project clearly address the global objectives – facilitating innovation, knowledge economy and information society.
The contribution into improving the attractiveness of the region should be taken in account as well. The invitation of the partners from EU-15, NMS and IPA countries together with proposed activities including intensive cooperation and knowledge-exchange is a clear contribution to EU cohesion policy by diminishing the gap between participating regions.
Innovation activities in the automotive industry should be generally considered as activities with positive impact on environmental sustainability. This concrete project defines 4 major areas where joint innovative pilot projects and proposals will be selected. Finally 3 of them will be realized and for 3 others the proposals for FP7 will be prepared. One of the most important areas with positive impact on environmental sustainability is “Green technology” but, the pilot projects or proposals from areas “Plastics and non-metal materials” and “Technology and electronics” will contribute to this EU policy as well.