Ceramics are deeply rooted in our daily lives and quality products rely on creative designers that understand the materials and its functionalities. Central European regions have long-standing traditions and up-to-date knowledge in this field and offer entrepreneurial opportunities to many small and medium sized companies (SMEs). However, the economic potential of ceramics is still not fully exploited by regions and global competition is significantly threatening the sector.The CerDee project establishes a CCI network of knowledge institutes, SMEs, regions and a network of museums.
Project Partners will create a joint knowledge pool by assessing and mapping existing knowledge, approaches and economic potential of SMEs. They will develop cooperative and EU-wide applicable trainings and education outreach activities for boosting entrepreneurial skills and the new knowledge base to regional creative SMEs. All activities are strongly supported and facilitated by up-to-date IT-tools to boost accessibility, skills development and marketing. A key output will be accessible CerDee platform as a knowledge, marketing and cooperation hub for the central European ceramic CCI.
CerDee has eight project partners in the following countries:
The Porzellanikon – Staatliche Museum für Porzellan Hohenberg a.d. Eger / Selb was founded in 1982 and is now Europe's biggest specialized museum on the subject of porcelain. Experienced in European project management Porzellanikon will be lead partner of the project, responsible for the organisation and smooth procedure.
With more than 6000 objects the museum owns the biggest and most important collection of Bolesławiec ceramics in the world. The Museum of Ceramics will provide important objects and documents regarding the ceramic history of the region to be degitalised and provided this to the whole ceramics creative industry.
The Foundation MIC has acquired experience in the management of the cultural
heritage throughout its long lasting activities especially concerning ceramics. The Foundation MIC has deep relations with the economical and technical
associations and institutions that take care of ceramics at different levels.
National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest museum in Slovenia, established in 1821. National Museum of Slovenia has extensive experiences with inventorying and documentation of ceramics and historical sources. We expect great benefits, especially insight int other databases (system, technology, program, information, structure).
TU Ilmenau’s research profile contains engineering, natural sciences, economics, and media. The main task of TU Ilmenau is to provide all partners and stakeholders as well as the public with relevant information on the project (external communication) TU Ilmenau will serve as the information hub to connect all partners and to guarantee the flow of information.
The main field is culture and tourism. They are responsible for research of possible stakeholders, partners, entrepreneurs, policies, strategies and good
practices in Slovenia. Another task is communicating and presenting results to public and stakeholders.
bayern design GmbH
City of Selb
Fondazione Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza - Contamination Lab
ISIA Superior Institute for the Artistic Industry
Karlovy Vary Region
NETZWERK Digitales Gründerzentrum GmbH
Faenza Town Administration
Handicraft Confederation of Ravenna province
Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern Akademie für Gestaltung und Design
Meissen Porzellan-Stiftung GmbH
Regional Chamber of Commerce of Karlovy Vary Region
The Pottery Atelier of Slovene Ethnographic Museum