ARDIA-Net Project

During the month of October 2019, ARDIA-Net – Developing an Alpine Space Research, Development and Innovation Area – project was launched. The project is funded by the Interreg Alpine Space Programme 2014 – 2020.

With a duration of 3 years, ARDIA-Net is focused on the cooperation for smart specialisation strategies implementation.

The project kick-off meeting took place in Stuttgart in November 2019.

The recent experience gained in the Interreg-project S3-4AlpClusters ( showed that there is a persistent funding gap for the Alpine Space (AS) cross-regional research, development and innovation (RDI) projects targeting S3 opportunities of particular relevance and including actors of new value chains, from research to market. S3 across the AS relies on existing capacities in relevant priority areas, such as digitization, agro-food, health, materials, which represent huge synergy potentials at cross-regional level.

ARDIA-Net challenge is to create a multilevel, multinational and coherent Alpine Space Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Area which addresses the regions’ specific interest in synchronizing and funding joint activities across regions. ARDIA-Net will result in a ready-to-use funding environment and innovation beacons for future cooperation in S3-implementation.

ARDIA-Net project is led by BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg (DE) and involves 7 other partners: Bavarian Research Alliance (DE), Business Upper Austria (AT), Innovation and Technology Transfer Salzburg (AT), Lombardy Green Chemistry Association (IT), Poly4EmI (SI), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland – School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (CH) and SC Sviluppo Chimica (IT).

In the context of ARDIA-Net project, LGCA covers the role of Communication Leader with the main tasks of developing the communication Plan, designing and managing promotional and digital activities, organizing workshops, public events and the final conference following greening principle.

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space Programme.


  • Total eligible costs: 1.376.413,62 EUR
  • ERDF grant: 1.169.951,56 EUR


  • Project start date: 01/10/2019
  • Project end date: 30/06/2022

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