WHAT IS NUCLEI?

NUCLEI stands for "Network of Technology Transfer Nodes for Enhanced Open Innovation in the Central European Advanced Manufacturing and Processing Industry".

The European Union's most important automation and mechatronic industries are located in Central European regions. While their business dimension is intercontinental, their innovation-related services often remain local, thus slowing down the transfer of research and development results into the industry. As a result, tech-transfer is an expensive process that often duplicates efforts and does not respond to time-to-market requirements. The challenge is to improve innovation-related services to accelerate the transposition of key enabling technologies (KET) from EU-funded research and Central European labs into new end-user components and apps for the advanced manufacturing industries. 

NUCLEI aims to establish a transnational innovation management model in Central European regions to create a transnational pool of knowledge that supports advanced manufacturing innovation beyond regional borders. 

This will increase economic interdependencies among seven regions and encourage more effective transnational value chains in automotive, electrical industry, IT sector, robotic and mechanic automation. Such joint knowledge sourcing approach will help the 7 NUCLEI industrial clusters and its end-beneficiaries (corporations, SMEs, R&D performers) generate new consortia/business deals for executing bold technological, product and market projects. The creation of a broad and collaborative environment, initially tested by 100  companies from 7 regions, is expected to:

  • Increase linkages with innovators beyond regional borders of the project regions 
  • Accelerate the time-to-market of R&D concepts from EU-funded research and Central European labs to companies 
  • Increase R&D expenditure and patent applications of mid-term turnover
  • Create thematic focus groups as regional managers
  • Collaborate on transnational technology transfer

PROJECT DURATION

Start Date

01.07.2016

End Date

31.12.2018

Project Partners

FROM 6 COUNTRIES

PROJECT PARTNERS

CRIT S.r.L.

CRIT

CRIT is a private company specialised in the research and analysis of technical and scientific information and in the development of research project activities.

CRIT is the Lead Partner of the NUCLEI project.

ITQ GmbH

ITQ GmbH

ITQ GmbH is an innovative SME that supports companies in machine and plant construction during all stages of
development: 
analysis, design, implementation, test and deployment.

ITQ is the Communication Leader of  the NUCLEI project.

T2I -TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INNOVATION
S.C.A R.L

t2i – trasferimento tecnologico e innovazione

t2i is the non-profit innovation consultancy firm promoted by Chambers of Commerce Industry Handicraft and Agriculture in Veneto; t2i supports manufacturing companies by fostering technology transfer networks and deploying value-added innovation services.

ASTER S. Cons. p. A. 

ASTER

ASTER is the Consortium for innovation and technology transfer among the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government and six regional universities with the mission to implement the regional innovation strategic agenda.

BIZ-UP - OÖ Wirtschafts-
Agentur GmbH

BIZ-UP

The Mechatronics Cluster (BIZ-UP), a department of Business Upper Austria, is a cross-industry network to strengthen innovation and international competitiveness of enterprises in machinery.

Cluster Mechatronics & Automation Management gGmbH (CMAB)

Cluster Mechatronik CMAB

The Cluster Mechatronics & Automation Management (CMAB) is a private entity association of R&D institutes, universities and enterprises in the fields of mechatronics and automation mainly located in Bavaria.

Wroclaw University of science and TechnologY (PWR)

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

The Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Politechnika Wrocławska – PWR) cooperates with or is a member of 11 clusters. The main business of PWR is academic research and higher education.

Czech Technical University in Prague (RCMT)

Technical University of Prague

RCMT is the main research base for manufacturing technology in Czech Republic and national innovation coordinating center in the same field. The most important role is establishing the direct cooperation in innovations between companies and R&D sector.

Steinbeis Innovation GGmbH (SIG)

Steinbeis Innovation GGmbH

The Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (SIG) is a non profit body, part of the Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Promotion. Steinbeis was founded in 1971 and has 25 years of experience in technology transfer.

Cluster AT+R Z.p.o.

Cluster ATR

Cluster AT+R main role is to provide R&D, training, manufacturing and supply capacities for the field of automation technologies and robotics technology to enlarge and improve the local branch profiling for the field of ATR.

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