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Geo Competence Centre Freiberg
Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg eV

Germany: Saxony
Wolfgang Reimer
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Overview

About us

GKZ is an independent, non profit triple helix association of industry, research/academia, and administration operating in the fields of raw material economy along the whole value chain. With its architecture GKZ is the largest interdisciplinary network in FRG comprising more than 160 national and international members. As non profit organisation GKZ exploits research and innovation know-how and achieves synergies from cooperation of members in the association and with third parties like networks, governmental and non-governmental bodies and cooperation partners in the private and public raw material economy at national and international level. GKZ provides substantial services and information especially for SME in local and international market survey and market entry. With a strong regional background GKZ is committed to RIS3 policies such as the Saxon Raw Material Strategy and the Saxon Innovation Strategy as well as in cross border ERFD structural funds. In the cross-European panel work GKZ holds membership in the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) and the Council of Mining and Metallurgy European Regions (CoMMER) at ERRIN.

Established - 06 March 2002
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Involvement in a local skills strategy

Cluster composition

  • 145
    Cluster Members
  • 90
    SME's
  • 5
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 15
    Large Companies
  • 12
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 3
    Number of civil society members
  • 25
    Other Ecosystem Actors
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
Chinese (Mandarin) English German Spanish

Management team

Reimer Wolfgang
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Mining and quarrying:B08 Other mining and quarrying - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities:E39 Remediation activities and other waste management services
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Other mining and quarrying:B0811 Quarrying of ornamental and building stone, limestone, gypsum, chalk and slate - Mining support service activities:B0990 Support activities for other mining and quarrying
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Raw Materials/Rare Earth
Technology fields
C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Metallurgy; ferrous or non-ferrous alloys; treatment of alloys or non-ferrous metals
S3 EU priority areas
Sustainable innovation:Eco-innovations

Services

Support services provided

Advisory Services
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Communication
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
IPR Management

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Involvement in a local skills strategy

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 INTERREG European Social Fund (ESF)

Name & description

Project name

H2020 RIA - GREENPEG New Exploration Tools for European Pegmatite Green-Tech Resources - https://greenpeg.eu

H2020 CSA - CICERONE CIrCular Economy platfoRm for eurOpeaN priorities strategic agEnda - http://cicerone-h2020.eu/

H2020 INNOSUP - MINE.THE.GAP - Creation and Integration of Novel Industrial Value Chains for SMEs in the Raw Materials & Mining Sectors through ICT, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Support - https://h2020-minethegap.eu/

H2020 MIREU - Network of Mining and Metallurgy Regions in EU - https://mireu.eu/

ESF - CompO CNC Compact Online - https://www.cnc-online.info/

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Peru
Chile
Mozambique
Norway
United Kingdom

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Spain
Austria
Portugal
Ireland
Finland

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Further information

Market survey, fact finding, networking to market entrepreneurs, cooperation at INTERREG

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location
Geo Competence Centre Freiberg

Germany

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News Published: 08.06.2021
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