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Gbc europa inter_cluster_05.04.2011


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Sustainable Construction InterCluster Club meeting -
April 5th, Brussels

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Gbc europa inter_cluster_05.04.2011

  1. 1. Green Building Cluster of Lower Austria companies & technology | Green Building Cluster Speaker: Alois Geisslhofer | Date : 5 April 2011 Partner ecoplus Cluster of Lower Austria
  2. 3. Lower Austria‘s Regional Innovation System Technopols, Clusters, Internationalisation support
  3. 4. ecoplus 5 clusters and 1 initiative <ul><li>Establishing and supporting flexible networks of small, medium & large companies </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging competitiveness by close supply of linkages and cooperative relationships </li></ul><ul><li>ecoplus cluster initiatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Building Cluster (2001) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plastics Cluster (Lower Austria in 2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechatronics Cluster (2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Food Cluster (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics Cluster (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>E-mobility initiative (2010) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Services of cluster management <ul><li>Cooperation: Initiation and consultancy of innovative R&D and cooperative projects </li></ul><ul><li>Qualification: professional seminars/workshops, Initiation and organisation of qualification projects (e.g. continuous improvement process),.. </li></ul><ul><li>Information and communication: homepage, cluster data base, newsletter, study trips, company visits… </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing: Joint project-PR, joint exhibition at fairs, media cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalization: international events/fairs, international projects, networking between different clusters (CEE Cluster Network),… </li></ul>
  5. 6. Green Building Cluster of Lower Austria <ul><li>Core topics: </li></ul><ul><li>refurbishment of old buildings to low energy buildings </li></ul><ul><li>construction of new, multi-story structures to passive house standards </li></ul><ul><li>healthy ecological interiors , enhanced living comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable energy technologies and energy efficiency in companies </li></ul><ul><li>~ 200 partners : companies, R&D and qualification facilities </li></ul><ul><li>~ 230 cooperation projects since 2001 (with 463 companies involved project costs of 12.8mio. € and public support of 5.1mio. €.) </li></ul><ul><li>Cluster-Team: 5 persons, architects, energy experts, professionals from construction and interior design </li></ul>
  6. 7. Sustainable Construction Intercluster Club - expectations <ul><li>forming a network of sustainable construction clusters in order to achieve international visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Forming a world-class cluster in the green building sector (Europe is global market leader in this field) </li></ul><ul><li>EU-cofinanced lead projects : pre-fabrication; building rehabilitation; passive house > plus energy house </li></ul><ul><li>exchange of experiences , best practice examples </li></ul><ul><li>better partner finding </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of Austrian offers , f.e. International Master’s Program “Future Building Solutions – Master of Science” at the Danube University Krems </li></ul><ul><li>Support for the internationalization of Austrian green building companies </li></ul>
  7. 8. Sustainable Construction Intercluster Club - our input <ul><li>GBC is part of the national platform “klima:aktiv bauen und sanieren ”, we have close connections with similar institutions in the other 8 provinces and to the federal ministries </li></ul><ul><li>GBC is member of the Austrian national cluster platform </li></ul><ul><li>Members of GBC are the leading companies in the green building sector </li></ul><ul><li>Projects of the GBC have international visibility – in our office building we welcome some 20 delegations per year from Canada to China, from Russia to USA </li></ul>
  8. 9. Contact Alois Geisslhofer Clustermanager ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria Green Building Cluster of Lower Austria In German: Bau.Energie.Umwelt Cluster Niederösterreich Niederösterreichring 2, Haus A A-3100 St.Pölten, Austria Phone: +43 2742 9000 19650 Email: [email_address] Internet: