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Materialix Project Kick-off Meeting | Marinha Grande, 29th February-01st March 2016

On 29th February- 01st March, Pool-net hosted the Materialix Project Kick-off meeting in Marinha Grande. Representatives of the 4 cluster management organizations/business networks (AVEP, Pool-Net, Proplast, Plastipólis) participated in this meeting, with the purpose to officially start up the project, and also establish a common understanding of goals and work to be carried out by each partner.

Materialix´s main goal is to strengthen cluster management excellence in the EU as a way to provide more professional business services to European SMEs and create a collaborative “meta-market-cluster” covering the full supply chain of “clean technologies and green materials. This project officially starting on 01st January2016 and will finish on 01st January.2018.

Common kick-off meeting Cluster Excellence projects | Brussels, 17th February 2016

Last 17th February 2016, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), with DG GROW (European Commission Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs), promoted a common kick-off meeting for the 6 funded projects under the COSME call “Clusters Excellence Programme”.

The objetive of the meeting was to promote networking and got better knowledge of the individual Projects, as well, providing information on the administrative and financial management.


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