About KET4CleanProduction


The manufacturing sector is of a great importance for Europe in terms of its value creation and employment potential. Especially Asian countries have risen up to the top rank of manufacturing whereby competition is becoming tougher. To remain competitive, manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe need to reinforce their innovation capacities through the integration and usage of key enabling technologies (KETs).

Within this context, clean production processes are seen as a key part of a new industrial revolution and as a crucial competitive factor: It is expected that factories of the future will use highly energy- and material- efficient processes, employ renewable and recycled materials, and increasingly adopt sustainable business models bringing together different components of the value chain to optimize production processes.

The EU-funded project KET4CleanProduction (KET4CP) sets its strategic objectives on helping SMEs to solve their clean production challenges and - as a result - to stay sustainable, innovative and competitive. By encouraging the use of advanced manufacturing technologies and related key enabling technologies (KETs) their production processes suppose to upgrade towards a more energy- and material- efficient state.

To achieve this, the project aims to create an open innovation ecosystem with a one-stop access platform for cross-border innovation services for manufacturing SMEs through a network of superior ”KETs Technology Centres” (KET TCs) and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) partners. This will be achieved by facilitating SMEs connectivity to KET TCs through joint project proposals for micro grants.

After a pilot phase with a number of such joint project proposals the plan is to scale up the network adding more KET TCs as well as EEN members. The final aim, by the year 2020, is to create a self-sustainable ecosystem gathering technology infrastructure, SME users and suppliers of innovative advanced manufacturing technologies: a one-stop-shop acting as single access point for manufacturing SMEs across Europe.

Here we are

The KET4CP Consortium


Twenty partners from 18 European countries have joint the forces to carry out the EU funded project KET4CleanProduction. This composition of partners is being based on the idea of bringing together two main group of actors: on the one side, EU officially listed KETs Technology Centres (KET TCs) with their specific KETs knowledge; and on the other side, members of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), making contact to SMEs and raising awareness for the project.

The profiles and the contact details of the KET4CP Consortium partners can be viewed upon registration or accessed through the KET4CP Map


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Reason to join!

Register to become a part of the KET4CP Community and

  • become part of a strong, international network on KETs.
  • profit from a single access point for cross-border innovation service in clean production.
  • stay informed about news on micro grants for transnational KET projects.

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