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Special edition summer 2021

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Urban development

CLEVER Cities annual assembly: project mid-term – review and outlook

By Melanie Mesloh, Marie-Christin Rische

At the end of May, the project partners of the EU-funded CLEVER Cities project met virtually to report on the events of the past year and to give an outlook on the activities of the upcoming second half of the project.

The CLEVER Cities project aims to implement nature-based urban regeneration interventions (NBS) in selected neighborhoods. It follows the co-creation approach, which supports the integrative collaboration of citizens, businesses, knowledge partners and other local actors. As leader of the work package "From Innovation to Market", HWWI is particularly responsible for the development of holistic strategies for the marketability of the developed innovative, nature-based solutions.

Two interesting days were organized by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the coordinator of CLEVER Cities. The key focus was on the presentation of the manifold activities in the so-called "Frontrunner" cities Milan, London, and Hamburg as well as in the "Fellow cities". The first day also offered insights into the co-creation activities within the CLEVER Cities NBS implementation and their evaluation forming a special added value of the project. The HWWI presented its approach for the so-called "CLEVER Solutions Basket" which shall in particular promote the marketability of the CLEVER Nature-based Solutions and the replicability beyond the scope of CLEVER Cities. The focus of the second day was on further project activities as well as cross-project cooperation with other EU-funded NBS projects.

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Customer innovation

Digital methods, toolbox, and trainings for increasing customer innovation in SMEs

By Melanie Mesloh

The HWWI is a partner in the project "IClinSMEs" which focuses on application of digital methods for the implementation of consumer-based product or process innovations in SMEs.

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Smart specialisation

EU-INTERREG project "GoSmart & Excel BSR" successfully started

By Melanie Mesloh, Jan Wedemeier

The HWWI is proud to be project partner in the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region project "GoSmart & Excel BSR", which was officially launched in April 2021.

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Port economy

COMBINE – Strengthening combined transport in the Baltic Sea Region

By Jan Wedemeier

COMBINE project aims at enhancing the share of Combined Transport (CT) in the Baltic Sea Region to make transport more efficient and environmentally friendly.


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