Project Overview

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.

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Project Partners

CerDee has eight project partners in the following countries:

Partner Information

Associated Partners

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

Rosenthal 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

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