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.


Sustainable Finance
The CVR, in partnership with ISQ, is promoting an initiative that aims to bring the topic of “Sustainable Finance” to debate.
Italian school students intern at CVR
Four students from the Italian school IIS "A. Olivetti" interned at CVR. The objective of this exchange is to internationalize their skills, strengthen their language abilities, broaden horizons and anticipate their entry into the job market. CVR welcomed the students as part of the Financiamento Base Mission2GG - Grow Green project.