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Strengthen and increase the innovation capacity of regional research-driven clusters in resource efficiency through cooperation, research and technological development within the waste sector.

What is the goal of the project?

WASTECOSMART’s overall objective is to strengthen and increase the innovation capacity of regional research-driven clusters in resource efficiency through cooperation, research and technological development within the waste sector.

For the project, six research-driven triple helix clusters (science, industry and public sector) have been formed in Paphos (CY), Central Hungary, Piedmont (IT), Amsterdam (NL), Stockholm (SE) and Liverpool City Region (UK). WASTECOSMART also collaborates with international partners from Brazil, Mexico and India to promote international collaboration and opportunities in waste management.

What is the result of the project?

The WASTECOSMART partners joined forces to:

  • Foster and promote transnational cooperation of research-driven waste management clusters
  • Develop a Decision Support Framework supporting the formulation of waste management strategies
  • Assess regional research and innovation needs in the waste management sector
  • Elaborate a Joint Action Plan (JAP) and regional research agendas according to needs of each individual regional cluster
  • Set measures towards the implementation of the JAP in each region
  • Support less developed regions in waste management and unlock business opportunities in international markets

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

This project is a cooperation between the municipality of Amsterdam, the university of central lancashire, the environmental sustainability knowledge transfer network, merseyside recycling and waste authority, corvinus university of Budapest, geoview systems, envac AB, sundbybergs stad, greenmatters, neapolis university, atlantis consulting cyprus, municipality of Pafos, Politecnico di Torino, AGO renewables SPA, engim san Paolo, VU university, Amsterdam Economic Board, Municipality of Budapest and the Waste Energy Company Amsterdam.

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Otto Fredriksson

Hi Colette!
We are a group of students from Lund University (Sweden), studying our Master in Information Systems. In one of our courses, we are doing a research about sustainable/smart cities in Europe and after reading about Amsterdam, the choice of city became easy!

By looking at this project, we see that you would fit very well in an interview about the smart city initiatives in Amsterdam from an entreprenoural point of view. We would be very grateful if you took your time to help us out answering our questions, which will take around 45 min - 1 hour.

If you would like a copy of our report when it is finished, we’ll gladly share it with you!

Please contact me and I will explain more: fredriksson.otto@gmail.com

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Cheng Ruijing
Fredrik Waldau
Otto Fredriksson
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