From June 2018 onwards, the #MadewithAlpineSpace campaign takes you on a journey to discover the best results of the Alpine Space projects. Every month a new programme message will be published and project highlights featured on this page, our social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and our newsletter.
Keep posted and learn about impact of successful transnational cooperation in the Alpine Space!
C-TEMAlp: Continuity of traditional enterprises in mountain areas in the Alpine Space
International business transfers can offer Alpine SMEs a chance for business renewal but many of them lack access to intermediary services and those currently available are not as complete as desired. C-TEMAlp identifies clients’ needs and sets up joint, standardised services for sellers and buyers in the Alpine Space. To ease the match between buyers and sellers, C-TEMAlp created an online business transfer platform including a marketplace area, contacts of participating support organisations and information about the regions, their core sectors and investment opportunities.
SCALE(up)ALPS: From startup to growth
The Alpine Space is one of the areas in Europe with the best potential to grow an innovative entrepreneurship. However it is not living up to its potential and lags behind other EU hubs in terms of competitiveness. Scale(up)Alps supports Alpine Space start-ups in the scaling up phase, which is one of the most critical phases of the company lifecycle. The project created a network for scale-ups and advanced services such as the Scale(up) Alps Open Platform and stakeholder trainings through webinars. The ultimate aim was to make the Alpine Space an innovative hub for scale-ups that attracts start-ups and becomes more competitive.
ASIS: For a new vision of social innovation in the Alpine Space
The Alpine Space is at forefront in terms of research and innovation, but shows limited cooperation and significant regional and social disparities. The area is also faced by a number of societal challenges, such as digitalization, migration or demographic change. In this regard social innovation (SI) helps create a favorable climate for developing and increasing the human potential, promoting wellbeing and fostering a capacity for both technological and service innovation. ASIS will develop a new approach of innovation that really answers to economic and societal challenges in the Alpine region. The project aims to encourage public authorities and economic agencies to evolve and integrate SI in all fields of innovation.
ATLAS: Low-carbon, high-value development of historic architecture
Up to 60% of the buildings in rural Alpine areas can be considered “historic”. They are often located in neglected areas and provide low levels of energy efficiency and comfort. Many of them show similarities when it comes to construction materials used and climatic conditions. ATLAS aims at paving the way for the sustainable development of historic architecture. This includes capitalizing and optimizing existing best practice solutions for building refurbishment and regional development. Stakeholders of the whole value chain and decision-makers are included in a network to ensure sustainability from social, ecological and cultural points of view.
CHEERS: Securing Alpine cultural heritage
Cultural heritage is the ground of people’s identity and strongly contributes to Alpine economy. However, the outstanding variety of material heritage hosted by Alpine regions is sometimes threatened by natural disasters such as floods, mudslides or earthquakes. As natural hazards are part of the constraints of the Alpine territory and likely to be increased by the climate change, the CHEERS project develops a proper consideration of cultural resources in risk assessment, hazard reduction, and disaster management.