ECRN Members’ Projects

SYSCHEMIQ (Horizon Europe)

Overview: SYSCHEMIQ will demonstrate systemic solutions for the territorial deployment of the circular economy in the Trilateral Chemical Region with a focus on plastic waste streams Quality for Recycling.

Funding scheme: Horizon Europe

Duration: 2022-2026 (48 months)

Partners: CHEMELOT Campus (NL), SABIC Global Technologies (NL), Source One GmbH (DE), TNO (NL), Association Européenne des Recycleurs de Plastiques (BE), European Chemical Regions Network (BE), Limburg Province (NL), University of Gent (BE), City of Sittard-Geleen (NL), University of Maastricht (NL), Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (NL), CHEMELOT Innovation and Learning Labs (NL), Fraunhofer (DE), Stichting Kennisinstituut Duurzaam Verpakken (NL), Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA (DE), Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster (IT), Sitech (NL), Provinciale ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Limburg (BE), PastIQ (BE), Morssinkhof Plastics Zeewolde (NL), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (CH), Afvalsamenwerking Limburg (NL), Fost Plus (BE).

Thematic Area Chemicals

Overview: Established under the European Commission's Smart Specialization Platform for Industrial Modernization, the focus area of this thematic partnership are the Chemical Industry and its related industries. The main objective is the modernization of the chemical industry to a sustainable, energy- and resource efficient sector that is globally competitive and that provides innovative solutions.

Partners: Lombardy (IT), Limburg/South Netherlands (NL),  Mazowieckie (PL), Wallonia (BE), Usti nad Labem (CZ), Catalonia (ES), Ostrobothnia (FI)

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POWER4BIO Horizon 2020

Overview: POWER4BIO aims at empowering regional stakeholders to boost the transition towards bioeconomy regions in Europe by providing them with
the necessary tools, instruments and guidance to develop and implement sound sustainable regional bioeconomy strategies.

Partners: Lombardy (IT), Flanders (BE), Mazowieckie (PL), Saxony-Anhalt (GE), Andalusia (SP),  Basilicata (IT), Campania (IT), Bavaria (GE), Central Germany (GE), Emilia Romagna (IT), Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT), Lviv (UA), Nitra (SK), Piemonte (IT), Puglia (IT), Sardegna (IT), South Bohemia (CZ), Southern Great Plain (HU), Toscana (IT), Umbira (IT), Veneto (IT), Trento Province (IT)

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ECRN project council

The European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) is committed to facilitating inter-regional collaboration. To foster and facilitate the project dimension of interregional cooperation and in order to provide additional support to chemical value creation among European chemical regions, a new initiative – ECRN Project Council – was launched in April 2014.

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ChemMultimodal – Interreg Central Europe

Overview:  the main objective of the project is to support chemical companies and logistics service providers in their ambitions to shift transports from road to multimodal. ChemMultimodal is an European cooperation project between regional authorities, chemical industry associations and scientific institutions from seven regions in Central and Eastern Europe. 
Funding scheme: ERDF
Duration: from 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019
Partners: Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation Saxony-Anhalt (DE), Ministry of Transport and Regional Development Saxony-Anhalt (DE), Isw Institute for Structural Policy and Economic Development (DE), Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (DE), Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry (PL), Warsaw School of Economics (PL), Association of Chemical Industry of Czech Republic (CZ), Usti Region (CZ), University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria - FH OÖ (AT), Plastic Cluster Upper Austria, Biz-Up KC (AT), Association of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry of Slovak Republic (SK), Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry - IFKA (HU), Province of Novara (IT), SC Chemical Development (IT).
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S3Chem - Interreg Europe

Overview: The interregional cooperation project „Smart Chemistry Specialisation Strategy“ (S3Chem) aims to improve the implementation of partners' Regional Innovation Strategies with focus on chemical related topics with the help of interregional exchange of experience and mutual learning between public authorities from seven European chemical regions.
Funding scheme: ERDF
Duration: 1 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2021
Project partners: Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation Saxony-Anhalt (DE), isw Institute for Structural Policy and Economic Development (DE), Voivodship Masovia (PL), Province of Limburg (NL), Regione Lombardia (IT), IDEPA Asturias (ES), ACCIO Catalonia (ES), Wallonie Region (BE).
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Overview: ChemClust means "Improving Innovation in European Chemical Clusters". It describes a Regional Initiative in INTERREG IVC Programme of the EU. The overall objective is to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies in the area of innovation and cluster policies for the chemical sector by means of interregional cooperation and exchange of best-practice.
Funding scheme: ERDF
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 to 31 Dec 2012
Project partners: Saxony-Anhalt (DE), North Rhine Westphalia (DE), Asturias (ES), Masovia (PL), Ustí¬ Region (CZ), Cheshire West and Chester (UK), Novara (IT), Limburg (NL),Teesside (UK) and Schleswig-Holstein (DE).


Overview: The aim of the project is to identify needs and common solutions for the improvement of intermodal transport of dangerous goods in Central and Eastern Europe. ChemLog wants to overcome barriers for transnational intermodal transport by promoting the exchange of experience and facilitating the development of tracking and tracing solutions for dangerous goods.
Funding scheme: Central Europe Programme ERDF
Duration: 1 July 2012 – 31 Dec 2014
Project partners: Ministry of Science and Economy of Saxony-Anhalt (DE), isw Institute for Structural Policy and Economic Development (DE), Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (DE), Polish Chamber Of Chemical Industry (PL), Ustecky Region (CZ), Association of Chemical Industry of the Czech Republic (CZ), Association of chemical and pharmaceutical industry of Slovak Republic (SK), FH OÖ Research and Development GmbH/Logistikum (AT), MAG Hungarian Economic Development Center (HU), University of Maribor (SL), Province of Novara (IT), La Spezia Port Authority (IT), Circle Srl (IT), CIMA Research Foundation (IT), Ministry for Regional Development and Transport Saxony-Anhalt (DE).