Despite considerable restrictions in terms of mobility and attendance, GREATER GREEN's activities continue with great élan. The thematic working groups meet virtually and exchange information about new developments; possible project approaches are discussed and elaborated. Among others, numerous potential partners have already come together for a large regional cluster in timber construction. Under the lead of Grand E-nov, the project team is in an intensive exchange with regard to a continuation of the started activities beyond the forthcoming end of the Interreg funding; concrete approaches are emerging.
Therefore, please visit regularly our News and "Events" (see below) sections.
We will continue to keep you informed on developments regarding the environmental technology sector within and outside the Greater Region, especially through our newsletter. Previous issues of our newsletter can be found in the Download section.
On the website of the European Platform for Cooperation of Clusters (ECCP) you will findmore information on clusters and EU-supported COVID-19 mitigation measures.
GREATER GREEN is a meta-cluster in the Greater Region. It is Europe's first cross-border network for environmental technology and its target groups are other networks from Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg and Wallonia. GREATER GREEN networks actors from business - especially SMEs -, science and administration across borders. The meta-cluster supports SMEs in expanding their product range and thus helps them to open up new markets.Read more
Europe's first cross-border network for environmental technology, the "Greater Green" co-operation of clusters launched in 2016 as part of Interreg VA Grande Région, is to be further developed with a clear focus.
As of today, the GREATER GREEN brochure "Flagship projects of environmental technology in the Greater Region" can be downloaded from our website.
GREATER GREEN invited to the second meeting of its Smart Green Energy Working Group on Friday 4
September 2020. Due to the Corona crisis the meeting was held online via the open source platform
On June 17, 2020, we organized a seminar online on the theme of Eco-neighbourhoods.
On May 13, 2020, we had the pleasure of organizing a seminar online with the Belgian company ROTOR during which we discussed the theme of the circular economy in sustainable construction.
Workshop of the Interreg project REKGR in Saarbrücken (4.3.2020).
The REKGR project should lead to a spatial development concept that is shared by all actors in the Greater Region in order topromote innovation in the Greater Region by identifying problems and opportunities.
After the participants had the opportunity to inform themselves about the OIE Biomass Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) in Hoppstädten-Weiersbach, technical/scientific talks were held at the Umwelt-Campus.
At the beginning of the 1st meeting of the GREATR GREEN working group "Smart Green Energy" the participants visited the OIE biomass combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Hoppstädten-Weiersbach. The OIE AG as the regional energy supplier operates the second largest biomass plant in Rhineland-Palatinate.