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Focus on environmental sustainability

Reduce the environmental impact of stone fabrication and disseminate best practices for the re-use of waste products

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Cooperation between companies and the world of research

An Interreg project between Italy and Austria that creates synergies between universities, research cen-tres and quarrying companies

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Promote technological advancement and innovation

Improve the competitiveness of the sector, create awareness among public institutions on a local and na-tional level

Cleanstone – The InterReg Italy-Austria project

Cleanstone was devised to transform the stone-manufacturing sector into a modern, competitive sector based on technologies with a low environmental impact. An interdisciplinary project which aims to modernise the production chain and create new levels of awareness. A trans-national collaboration between five academic, research and institutional partners, involving numerous quarrying companies from the area. It is the first attempt to integrate recycling/reuse techniques in a single framework, designed specifically for SMEs in the stone-manufacturing sector.

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Partners

The partners of the project are: Università degli Studi di Udine (Engineering and Architecture Polytechnic Department) – Università degli Studi di Padova – The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences – Confartigianato Vicenza – E.C.O. Institut für Ökologie.

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News

The CLEANSTONE project is coming to an end after more than two years of work
25 March 2022

Confartigianato Imprese Vicenza and the project partners are pleased to invite you to the project FINAL CONFERENCE, which will take […]

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Quarries as hotspots for biodiversity
6 October 2021

Amid intensely used cultural landscapes, quarries can become hotspots for biodiversity as areas of disturbance. In the Interreg project CLEANSTONE […]

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Biodiversity monitoring continues
13 September 2021

During the second visit and #biodiversitymonitoring at the quarry ‘Clastra’ in Italy, E.C.O.’s vegetation experts Tobias Köstl and Daniel Wuttej […]

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DURATION AND TYPE OF PROJECT
DURATION: 1/11/2019 – 30/04/2022
PRIORITY AXIS: 1 – Research and Innovation
THEMATIC OBJECTIVE: 1 – Strengthen research, technological development and innovation
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: 2 – Promotion of investments in R&I by strengthening cross-border cooperation among companies and research institutions
ACTION: 4 – The definition and implementation of measures for the transfer of technology and expertise among businesses, between businesses and R&I institutions, and R&I institutions among themselves
REFERENCE CALL: Interreg V-A Italy-Austria – 2018 Call for proposals
PROJECT CODE: ITAT 1056
PROJECT TITLE: RECOVERY AND VALORIZATION OF STONE PROCESSING WASTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020.
Overall budget: € 862.419,50 (UE Funds (ERDF): € 733.056,57, National funds: € 60.060)

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