How can cities develop their knowledge economy, and what can they learn from each other ? These are the key questions of the Knowcities project, an EU-sponsored Interreg project that unities 11 partners along the Atlantic Arc : Aviles, Brest, Cardiff, Coimbra, Donegal, Dos Hermanas, Gijon, Lorient, San Sebastian, Sevilla and Vannes.
Total budget : 2 540 000 €
Duration : from 2009 until june 2013
Meeting of KnowCities Project in Brest, 29th April, 2013
In the framework of the KnowCities European project, cities of knowledge, Brest organised, on Monday 29th April, a meeting to present its best practices in terms of multi-actor and multi-level cooperation and cluster development. This meeting gathered stakeholders from different partner territories: Avilés, San Sebastian and Lorient.
On that day, different initiatives have been presented: the local vision and strategy Brest 2025 "Together we will build our future", the development of the Technopôle Brest-Iroise, as a catalyst for economic diversification and the creation of the "Pôle Mer Bretagne" cluster and "France Energies Marines", and also the benchmarking study of Brest in marine sciences and technologies.
3rd Transnational Meeting of KnowCities Project in Seville
The Third Transnational Meeting of KnowCities Project took place in Seville on November 22 and 23, 2012 hosted by Sevilla Global. During the meeting, the results of the different coaching activities have been presented: Cluster Management, Intellectual Capital and Creative City.
In addition, the project has developed two different tools shortly available online:
Both tools will be available to interested Atlantic Arc Cities through the Conference of the Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC).
Website : http://www.knowcities.eu/
Kiel steered this recently completed European project dealing with feed-back from our cities in the field of urban renewal.
Sevilla coordinated this project dealing with revitalisation of urban industrial and harbour areas (brownfields, reconversion, friches industrielles, reconversion, urban renewal, etc). Brest presented its operation to develop the port « seafront » zone, and more specifically the Penfeld Area.
This project fell under the framework of the EU ECOS-OUVERTURE programme.
Objective: improve coastal water quality in urban areas on the coast.