About the SYNERGY Project

SYNERGY aims at strengthening currently underdeveloped linkages, cooperation and synergies between companies, industry, research, intermediaries and policy makers in central Europe.  The project will analyse funded and finalised innovation projects and cluster institutions involved in projects into three key areas covering the most promising modern industrial technologies. These areas include additive manufacturing and 3D printing, micro- and nanotechnology-related processes and materials, as well as the industry 4.0 sector.


Institutions and clusters included in each area will form ‘synergic networks’ based on a novel projects assessment methodology and a ‘synergic consortia matchmaking’ IT online tool. Moreover, the project will define new crowd innovation services and test them in different types of pilot actions. As a result, project activities will boost the creation of innovative services and facilitate transnational cooperation in the industrial sector.

SYNERGY ACTIVITIES IN the FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

The SYNERGY project and its partner organizations engage in various activities to support actors from the the key project areas Additive Manufacturing and 3D-Printing, Micro- and Nanotechnologies and Industry 4.0 in the fight against COVID-19. 

We reported on the COVID-19 emergency activities of our project partner organizations and prepared a summary on various initiatives and platforms that have established within Central Europe to fight the virus >> READ MORE...

We introduced the Vouchers for developed Solutions of the Research Project  related to COVID-19 pilot action on our Synergic Crowd Innovation Platform to connect actors that are involved in the COVID-19 emergency to join forces in solution development. All pilot actions are described below.... >> READ MORE...


SYNERGY PILOT ACTIONS 2020

Jul-Sep 2020

Ongoing Online Action

Crowd innovation for companies

Companies upload their project idea with a request of technical competences to the platform. Platform users solve the problem and present their results via the SCIP. The best solutions is awarded...Register now for participation! 

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SYNERGY Pilot Action on Crowd Innovation for Companies


AUG-OCT 2020

Ongoing Online Action

Design and prototype model 

Social product development in teams of at least two platform users who jointly develop a solution and submit a proposed 3D/CAD model to a specific challenge...

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SYNERGY Design and Prototype Model Pilot Action

APR-JUN 2020

Completed Online Action

VoucherS for research project related to covid-19

Pilot Action to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.     We use crowd innovation to match ideas and needs with specific competences and solutions.... The winners will get a voucher...

>>READ MORE

SYNERGY Pilot Action on Vouchers for developed Solutions of the Research Project

Mar / Apr 2020

Completed Online Action

Research and Innovation Projects

Idea Givers launch Research & Innovation challenges on the SCIP. The research community clusters together & jointly creates solutions on the SCIP.  Participants benefit from  problem-solving approaches...  

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Research & Innovation Projects






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JAN-MAR 2020

COMPLETED ONLINE ACTION

Rent-a-robot and Infrastructure sharing

The pilot action on Rent-A-Robot has been successfully completed. Have a look at the results....


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>> RESULTS...

SYNERGY Pilot Action Rent-A-Robot

FEB 2020

COMPLETED WORKSHOPS

simulated crowd-funding 

The regional workshops on Simulated Crowdfunding have been successfully completed. Have a look at the results...


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>> RESULTS...
SYNERGY Pilot Action on Simulated Crowdfunding

SYNERGY SYNPRO IT Tool

We would like to encourage you to check out our new SYNPRO IT-Tool for finding suitable matches for future collaborations. Please register your organisation via the following link https://synpro.e-science.pl/ and once approved, you will get access to the database and its mapping and matchmaking functionalities

Main outputs achieved so far (Updates)

2019

IT-Tools

SYNERGIC CROWD INNOVATION PLATFORM

The Synergic Crowd Innovation Platform is an open innovation environment for industry and academia with newly designed services enhancing crowd innovation initiatives in Central Europe such Crowdfunding,  Crowdsourcing & Infrastructure Sharing.

https://synergyplatform.pwr.edu.pl/

Screenshots SCIP © SYNERGY Project

2019

IT-TOOLS

SYNERGY PROFILING TOOL

An IT tool for analysing project features to find aspects and competencies that can create synergies between different regional actors, defining common areas of interest (Key Project Areas). 

https://synpro.e-science.pl/


2018

O.T2.1

KPAs innovative Synergic Networks (O.T2.1)

Raise awareness and increase knowledge.

Aim is to create transnational innovation SNs (Synergic Networks) within KPAs (Key Project’s Areas) to establish linkages among regional actors.


2018

O.T1.3

Competence map (O.T1.3)

Report on profiled and clustered regional innovation actors based on project key factors including researchers, companies and other involved organizations according to various features.

2018

O.T1.2

International projects analysis and matchmaking pilot action (O.T1.2)

Analysis of international research, industrial & regional development projects in order to gather and group/cluster regional innovation actor of common areas of expertise & interests and its further matchmaking.

Scheme of the Interreg Central Europe Project SYNERGY

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NEWS

20.07.2020

News

Wrocław with one of the most modern 3D printing technology 

3D printing capacities will be boosted by the new 3D Printing Incubator that is being built at Dolnoslaskie Centrum Druku 3D...

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Image: Dolnoslaski park Innowacji i Nauki SA/Stratasys

30.06.2020

News

Boom. 500 years of industrial heritage in Saxony

The Cluster of Excellence MERGE and the Department of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology are participating in the AutoBoom exhibition...

>> READ MORE

. A Nao robot (left in the picture) is shown in the exhibition MaschinenBoom in the Industrial Muse-um Chemnitz shown together with other robots Photo: Jacob Müller

10.06.2020

News

EEN Innovation support 

The EEN helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions....

>> READ MORE

Enterprise Europe Network Logo

30.05.2020

News

Galileo Masters 2020 - 30. 6. 2020, EU

Galileo offers free and open data information that can help monitor and potentially mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. We encourage you to take this...

>> READ MORE


Galileo Masters 2020, Image Source: Website, https://galileo-masters.eu/

30.06.2020

News

SYNERGY Pilot Action related to covid-19 - winner 1st round 

The first evaluation round of our Online Pilot Action "Vouchers for Solutions of Research Projects - related to COVID-19" has been successfully completed and we are delighted to announce the winner... 

>> READ MORE

 SYNERGY Pilot Action Winner Distancer 2M; Image Source: Distancer 2M / M. Špiranović

21.05.2020

News

European platform: Care & Industry together against CORONA

The ‘Care & Industry together against CORONA’ platform aims to bring together all of the different actors in Europe to match offers and requests....

>> READ MORE


European Platform: Care & Industry together against CORONA, Image Source: Care & Industry together against CORONA Website


25.06.2020

News

Interreg Project CEUP 2030 has officially started

On 1st of March, the Interreg Central Europe project CEUP 2030 officially started its work for the next 2 years. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Profactor GmbH (PRO) are two of the 10 partners in this project, which are also very active in the Synergy Consortium...

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Interreg Central Europe Project

20.05.2020

NEWS

Interreg CE Programme launched new capitalization projects focused on Industry 4.0

SYNERGY project partner STEP RI Science and Technology Park of the University of Rijeka is participating in another Interreg CE project...

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Interreg Central Europe Programme launched new capitalization projects focused on Industry 4.0, Image Source: Pixabay License

30.04.2020

News

Winner synergy rent-a-robot pilot action

From January to March 2020, the SYNERGY team successfully carried out the pilot action "Rent-A-Robot / Infrastructure Sharing". Read the article to find out more....

>> READ MORE

Winners of the SYNERGY Rent-A-Robot Pilot Action, © Image: Blue Danube Robotics Logo
Winners of the SYNERGY Rent-A-Robot Pilot Action, © Image: Salzburg Research GmbH Logo

17.04.2020

News

Protective visors from the 3D printer at tu Chemnitz

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Chemnitz University of Technology supports medical institutions in the region with the supply of special protective equipment - 3D printing aid campaign is to be expanded...

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Nurse Petra Zill and Alexander Goy (Student Physician Assistant) work in the central emergency department of the Mittweida Clinic with the protective visors manufactured at the TU Chemnitz. Photo: Ines Schreiber, TU Chemnitz

14.04.2020

News

Wrust supports production of  protective equipment

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WrUST) participates in the 3Dprinting campaign "3D visors for doctors " to support the production of medical protective equipment in the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic....

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Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WrUST) participates in

13.04.2020

News

Converted diving equipment for corona treatment in Austria 

The Austrian scientists Arne Sieber and his colleague Stefan Oswald are working on a ventilator for Covid-19 patients. The starting point for the development is diving equipment....

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Converted diving equipment for corona treatment (Arne Sieber), © Image: kleinezeitung.at

08.04.2020

News

KIT-PIA group engages in the fight against the virus 

The PIA group from Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) highly engages in the fight against Covid-19 and supports....

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Dr. Steffen G. Scholz, head of the PIA group at KIT/IAI, reopened 3Dprinting lab to support fight against the corona virus, © Image: KIT/IAI/PIA

26.03.2020

News

3D printing supporting the fight against Covid-19 pandemic

3D Printing and Media Network brings us a story about how additive manufacturing technology is helping to save lives during Covid-19 outbreak. Global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus seriously disrupted...

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3D printing supporting the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, © Image: 3D Printing and Media Network Website

20.03.2020

News

Winners SYNERGY crowdfunding pilot action

We are very delighted to announce the following winners of our SYNERGY Pilot Action on Simulated Crowdfunding that took place in February 2020 as part of the introduction of our new crowd innovation platform...

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Winner Campaigns of the SYNERGY Pilot Action Simulated Crowdfunding, Images from TAFR/Tao Tech LLC/Monika Šangulin/CC0/Simbioza Genesis social enterprise, adapted

26.02.2020

News

Computer Vision & Robotics Workshop 2020

The Joint Austrian Computer Vision and Robotics Workshop aims at further fostering collaboration of Austria‘s computer vision and robotics communities and of discussing emerging topics in both fields.

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Computer Vision & Robotics Workshop 2020 Austria


21.02.20

News

Successful Crowdfunding Workshop @ CRIT

CRIT organised its Simulated Crowdfunding Workshop on 12 February 2020 in Vignola, Italy. On the occasion, CRIT invited 6 innovative start-ups to present their projects in front of technical experts from its Network of Associate Companies.

>> READ MORE

Crowdfunding Workshop CRIT (c) CRIT



20.02.2020

News

IPAS Seminar 2020 Austria

The University of Nottingham and PROFACTOR are organizing the IPAS 2020 Conference. The 9th edition of the seminar will have a specific focus on informatics, AI and smart technologies for precision assembly...

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IPAS Seminar 2020



16.02.2020

News

LOPEC 2020 Convention in Munich

From March 25-26th 2020, LOPEC 2020 - the Large-area, Organic & Printed Electronics Convention is taking place in Munich, Germay. It is the leading trade fair and the most important conference for the printed electronics industry.

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LOPEC 2020 © Messe München

12.02.2020

News

Robotics Talk 2020 Upper Austria

On 3rd of March 2020, the 2020 edition of the Robotics Talk Upper Austria is taking place at the RIC premises in Gunskirchen, Austria. Companies, projects and research institutions are presenting their current developments ....

>> READ MORE

Robotics Talk 2020 Austria (c) Profactor

11.02.2020

News

Exchange of Experience in H2020 - Austria

For the successful execution of European projects, set-up of the consortium is a crucial step. The focus of this exchange of experience is on how to deal with possible conflicts within the framework of an H2020 project and how to successfully master conflicting goals.

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Erfolgsaustauschrunde H2020 projects (c) Profactor

15.01.2020

News

Rapid.Tech 3D Conference 

From 05.-07. May 2020, the Rapid.Tech 3D Conference is taking place in Erfurt / Germany. It provides an ideal platform for the exchange of views and knowledge of industry experts, dealing with all aspects of additive manufacturing.

 >>READ MORE....

Rapid.Tech 3D Conference Logo © rapidtech-3d.de

10.01.2020

News

Predictive Analytics World 2020

From 11-12. May 2020,Munich will host the Premier Machine Learning Conference for Industry 4.0. Keep updated with latest trends and technologies in machine & deep learning for the era of Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.

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Predictive Analytics World 2020 Logo © predictiveanalyticsworldindustry40.eu

08.01.2020

News

Wrapping Up of a Tech YEar @ StepRI

On Dec 11th 2019, StepRi promoted the SYNERGY Project during the Event “Wrapping up of a Tech year“. This networking event gathered SMEs, NGO – interest groups, Academic people and High education and research institutions....

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StepRI Event Wrapping Up of a Tech Year ©STEP RI Science and Technology Park of the University of Rijeka


20.12.2019

News

SCIP is almost ready!

The Synergy team from Wroclaw University of Science & Technology is almost finishing the works on Synergic Crowd Innovation Platform (SCIP). It will be an online tool with different types of crowd-based services.

>> READ MORE

Screenshots SCIP © SYNERGY Project


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PROJECT DURATION

Start Date

1.08.2017

End Date

31.10.2020

PARTNERSHIP

7 partners from 6 countries.

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, WrUST, POLAND
email: mariusz.cholewa@pwr.edu.pl

PROFACTOR GmbH, PRO, AUSTRIA
email: christian.woegerer@profactor.at

Technische Universität Chemnitz, Exzellenzcluster MERGE, TUC, GERMANY
email: katharina.schoeps@mb.tu-chemnitz.de

Institut “Jožef Stefan”, JSI, SLOVENIA
email: levin.pal@ijs.si

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, KIT, GERMANY
email: scholz@kit.edu

STEP RI znanstveno-tehnologijski park Sveučilišta u Rijeci d.o.o., STEP RI, CROATIA
email: synergy@uniri.hr

CRIT Srl, ITALY
email: animini.m@crit-research.it