DANS ON in the frame of the North Sea Region program

Transnational projects in the North Sea Region play an important role in helping Europe grow together. The project partners jointly work on topics concerning lack of qualified personnel or closing value creation chains and contribute to intensifying the economic growth. Transnational cooperation increase the innovation capacity of enterprises and institutions and support a sustainable development of the environment. The main objective of the North Sea region program are:

  • To establish cooperation in the whole North Sea Region in order to tackle joint challenges
  • To concentrate special knowledge and to build up permanent links between enterprises and institutions
  • To promote competitiveness by supporting the knowledge economy

The main propriety axis within the program are:

Priority Axis 1: Thinking Growth: supporting growth in North Sea Region economies

  • Develop new or improved knowledge partnerships between businesses, knowledge institutions, public administrations and end users with a view to long-term cooperation on developing products and services
  • Enhance regional innovation support capacity to increase long-term innovation levels and support smart specialization strategies
  • Stimulate the public sector to generate innovation demand and innovative solutions for improving public service delivery

  Priority Axis 2: Eco-Innovation: stimulating the green economy

  • Promote the development and adoption of products, services and processes to accelerate greening of the North Sea Region economy
  • Stimulate the adoption of new products, services and processes to reduce the environmental footprint of regions around the North Sea

Priority Axis 3: Sustainable North Sea Region: protecting against climate change and preserving the environment

  • Demonstrate new and/or improved methods for improving the climate resilience of target sites
  • Develop new methods for the long-term sustainable management of North Sea ecosystems

Priority Axis 4: Green Transport and Mobility

  • Develop demonstrations of innovative and/or improved transport and logistics solutions with potential to move large volumes of freight away from long-distance road transportation
  • Stimulate the take-up and application of green transport solutions for regional freight and personal transport

According to the background of the DANS ON project, it has been developed in the frame of the first priority axis of the North Sea Region Program, which shows the importance of the innovation for the future development of the North Sea Region.

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