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KNETZ – Connecting, inspiring and training pioneers

ÚLTIMA REVISIÓN: 8 de octubre de 2015

Institución: Conselho Empresarial do Tâmega e Sousa, CETS Associação

Dirección: Avenida Doutor Magalhães Lemos - Casa das Torres



Región: Norte


Nombre: Paulo


By 2020, the share of manufacturing in Europe’s GDP should be 20% (15,1% in 2013). Its value is overall recognised in terms of job creation, commercial surplus, ground for advanced research and development, and also high resiliency in the face of economic crisis. Therefore, in the IP-14-37 and IP-14-42 memos (January 2014), the European Commission states very clearly that all member states need to act to boost European Industry in order to make the industrial renaissance to happen.

At Sudoe’s economic region, 35% of all NUTS capabilities registered at the s3platform (Smart Specialisation Strategy – September 2015) are related to Manufacturing & Industry. Most of these industries are SMEs working in traditional sectors competing with undifferentiated products or services, or, struggling with the difficulties of exploration and commercialisation of innovation.

Europe also believes that a strategic roadmap to overcome these struggles is to provide the basis for innovation in a range of products across all industrial sectors, which can be powered through KETs (Key Enabling Technologies). KETs are a group of six technologies: micro and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics, and advanced manufacturing technologies.

It is imperative to create platforms and networks to raise awareness on relevant technologies and to provide the necessary resources to facilitate its incorporation into new added value products and services.

The KNETZ project aims at connect, inspire and empower pioneers, from traditional industrial clusters, to commercially explore advanced technologies. Although other industries may be included, the project shall focus on a particular set of sectors related to consumer goods, in order to increase the potential for mobilisation and future demonstration to other sectors. This includes wearables (footware, textile, etc.) and household goods (furniture, etc.). These sectors have immense potential to benefit from the escalating technological development particularly related to electronics and the Internet o Things (IoT).


Perfil Beneficiario:

  • Research Centres
  • Universities
  • SMEs
  • Business Associations or Centres
  • Development Agencies
  • Growth Accelerators.
  • Priority shall be given to partners already working in the fields of business/entrepreneurship support, mainly for/in industrial regions (consumer goods).

Resultados Esperados:

The project involves a dynamic series of actions aiming at technological dissemination and acceleration of new business projects across mature industrial regions.

Presupuesto Total Estimado: 1000000

Idioma: PRT