Project code | NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-113562

Co-financed by:


Project | WAST’AWARENESS - Technology Transfer in Waste Valorization and Sustainability

Co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), under the COMPETE 2020 Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization, Portugal 2020.

Main goal | Reinforce research, technological development and innovation

Location | North, Center and Alentejo

Beneficiary | CVR – Centro para a Valorização de Resíduos

Approval date | 15-02-2022

Start date | 01-01-20221

End date | 30-06-2023

Total eligible cost | 387.497,93 €

EU financial support | 329.373,24 € (FEDER)


Description and goals

The project WAST’AWARENESS - Technology Transfer in Waste Valorization and Sustainability, aims at promoting the transfer of ID Results and Ready-to-Market technologies to companies from North, Centre and Alentejo, with a strategic focus on the agri-food and metallurgical/metalworking sectors.

The main operational objectives of WAST’AWARENESS are:

- Promote the proximity between companies and institutions producing technologies and innovation;

- Empower companies to invest in Research and Development as a way to increase their competitiveness;

- Promote cooperation between companies and institutions for the development of joint technology transfer partnerships;

- Create moments of networking and joint inter-company reflection, as a way of generating knowledge and disseminating good practices;

- Organize events and other initiatives in innovative formats that generate synergies between the various agents, leading to the creation of links that allow innovation partnerships and technology transfer;

- Increase competitiveness through investment in technology and knowledge;

- Promote initiatives demonstrating companies' projects, which attest to the benefits of investing in intensive R&D activities.


Wast'Awareness Project highlighted in Jornal de Guimarães
Jornal de Guimarães talked with researchers Margarida Soares and Nádia Valério about the Wast'Awareness project.
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