Collaborations

timbre is looking for mutually beneficial collaboration partners to incorporate target group interest, to ensure practical applicability of project results and to enhance a broad implementation and dissemination. Several companies, projects and institutions interested in brownfield regeneration are collaborating with timbre.

Here, you can learn more about partners that are collaborating with timbre and their reasons for doing so. If you feel that also your organisation or institution could benefit from collaborating with timbre, please feel free to contact us.

EU FP7 project HOMBRE

HOMBRE is as timbre an European FP7-collaborative project. HOMBRE is fuelling the idea that brownfield regeneration needs to be addressed through a paradigm shift. The projects’ vision is to develop a HOlistic Management of Brownfield REgeneration (HOMBRE) to accomplish ‘Zero Brownfield’ development. A Brownfield Navigator will be developed to guide in the process, where better understanding of the urban life cycle will aid in early recognition and prevention of upcoming brownfield and better implementation of ‘hard’ technologies and more creative solutions based on ‘soft’ technologies shall facilitate cost-effective, timely and sustainable brownfield regeneration. The common interest in the topic of sustainable and efficient regeneration processes and tools make both projects a mutually beneficial match to elaborate joint activities. With this background, in November 2011 both projects signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster research in sustainable land use and brownfield regenetation. Learn more about HOMBRE at www.zerobrownfields.eu. You can also visit HOMBRE's 1/2012 newsletter here.

Czech Brownfields Partnership

The project “Czech Brownfields Partnership“ (CZ.1.07/2.4.00/17.0033 - Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness) is focused on intensive exchange of experience in the field of brownfields regeneration.  -  Brownfields regeneration and urban renewal became the main theme of development of Czech cities and regions, which puts new demands on education and practice. At present, there is a knowledge transfer and exchange of experience going on mainly on the basis of contacts between interested professionals without preparation of a new generation.  The project “Czech Brownfields Partnership" responds to the situation, while being inspired by an example of similar professional platforms and networks running abroad.  -  The main objective of the project and it collaboration with TIMBRE WP7 is to connect education, training and research with practice. In particular, the project aims at creating a "Platform for supporting brownfields regeneration” and education of young generation with know-how from the fields of brownfields regeneration.  Learn more about the project [in Czech language] at http://fast10.vsb.cz/brownfield/en/.

Marie‐Curie exchange project GLOCOM

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The exchange project GLOCOM - Global Partners in Contaminated Land Management started in December 2011 and is funded by the Marie Curie Actions - International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, within the FP7-People programme.  GLOCOM partners are University Ca' Foscari of Venice [Coordinator] (Italy),Umeå University (Sweden),Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (China) and the Beijing Normal University (China).  The general objectives of the GLOCOM are to increase harmonization of methods for risk assessment and management of contaminated sites in China and EU, to develop solutions for management of contaminated sites in China, and to strengthen quality of research by developing international EU-China collaborations. These goals will be achieved through the organization of several exchange activities. These activities aim to increase quality and mutual benefit of the transfer of knowledge between the involved researchers from EU and China, in particular through the organization of workshops and training sections and the co-participation in conference and scientific publications, with the aim of identifying common ground for future research. GLOCOM and TIMBRE have agreed on mutally elaborate on collaboration opportunities.

Marie‐Curie Initial Training Network ADVOCATE

ADVOCATE is developing innovative in situ remediation (ISR) concepts for the sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater. Its research links lab-scale studies of processes with field-scale evaluation and demonstration of novel technology applications, using state-of-the-art methods. It will develop new scientific understanding, performance assessment tools and decision-making frameworks which advance the use of sustainable ISR concepts. The ADVOCATE network creates a comprehensive training environment for early career scientists and engineers in this field. The ADVOCATE project is happy to collaborate with TIMBRE and shares a number of common areas in sustainable land management and sustainable remediation, as well as both projects having a commitment to widely disseminate their projects to a broad stakeholder audience. Learn more about the network at http://www.theadvocateproject.eu.

TASK

Especially with regard to the efficient dissemination of timbre’s results, we are collaborating with TASK. The Terra- Aqua- und Site Remediation Centre of Competence Leipzig (TASK) endeavours to increase and improve the visibility, acceptance and marketability of new innovative technologies and concepts in the fields of soil and groundwater, contaminated site revitalisation and remediation. TASK is supporting means to spread and enhance the more efficient use of German and international existing knowledge and experience. TASK cares for the specific application of research results with a high innovation potential and supports and strengthens the positioning of research products on markets in the national and international field. At this TASK is supported by a continual network of experienced scientists and representatives of consultancies and administration, industry and politics. timbre is glad to being able to capitalise on TASK’s knowledge and cooperated in selected dissemination activities to broaden the application and dissemination of timbre results more efficiently and even beyond initial project aspirations, where as TASK is supported by timbre in broadening its knowledge regarding state of the art Megasite regeneration technologies, tools and instruments for the benefit of its target group. Learn more about TASK at http://www.task-leipzig.info.

BBG

The government of the German state of Brandenburg took over 100,000 hectares of former Soviet army real estate from the federal government free of charge but with all encumbrances. For successful conversion of those manifold contaminated and socio-economically important sites, a company for the disposal of the assets, the Brandenburgische Boden Gesellschaft (BBG), Zossen, Germany, was founded. After nearly two decades, most of the sites in urban and communal locations were sold, whereas rural sites still wait for a non-military re-use. Some 20,000 hectares of especially hardly marketable sites due to complex contaminations and less favourable locations remain to be regenerated. BBG is interested and supporting the adjust and testing of timbre’s site prioritisation tool and success matrix. BBG is interested in being one of the first to being able to benefit from this solution. Learn more about BBG at: http://bbg-immo.de/objekte/index.php?lang=en.