Geoenvironmental Research Centre
Canolfan Ymchwil Ddaearamgylcheddol

The Seren Project Organisation

Transnational and Global Collaboration

Links with other EU Convergence areas

Seren puts particular attention into synergies with other EC Convergence areas and low carbon geo-projects. Links with relevant EC organisations and initiatives have been developed to offer Welsh businesses access to European expertise, facilities and networks.

Objectives of Seren transnational activities:

Examples of transnational activities:

Benefits from transnational / global collaboration:

Seren transnational collaboration partners:

One example of such an activity is the interface between the GRC and the Clean Coal Technologies Centre (CCTC), a project established by the Central Mining Institute (CMI), Poland.

The Institute is based in Katowice, the capitol of Poland’s mining region. It is currently managing a €45M ERDF co-funded project called ‘The Clean Coal Technologies Centre’.

This is the largest infrastructure investment project in the Silesian region, aiming to create leading EU research and know-how development for the commercialisation of innovative clean coal technologies. The unique research infrastructure of the CCTC includes demonstrative installations for advanced research and development.

The CCTC plans to produce the following:

Seren’s working relationship and collaboration with CMI developed as a result of previous EU funded projects and followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Wales and Silesia in 2002. This Memorandum reinforced an economic, social and cultural co-operation between the two regions.

Links with GRC global contacts

Seren also aims to assist Welsh businesses in promoting and exporting their products and services globally.

These services are being delivered to Welsh companies through the extensive network of GRC strategic partnerships, with leading research organisations and high level governmental bodies in China, India, Ghana and Nigeria, as well as close collaborations with UNIDO, UNESCO, IAEA and other intergovernmental organisations.

Seren Global Collaboration Partners:

European Regional Development Fund

Cardiff University