Network for Competitiveness and Innovation
ECOS – Energy and Sustainable Construction was submitted to
the Program “Urban Network for Competitiveness and Innovation”, of the
Política das Cidades POLIS XXI, and was one of the 5 approved, of a
total of 26 submitted.
project overall theme includes energetic efficiency of building using
renewable energies and sustainable construction. The aim is to create
competitive and innovative cities at an international level.
main objectives are:
efficiency vs application of renewable energies;
Traditional construction techniques and technological innovation;
Sustainable urbanism and social-economic perspectives.
proposed network involves two different scopes based on:
distinct geographical groups, each one structured around proximity
relations seeking to explore strategic elements associated with
complementary development processes and profiles oriented to urban centers,
within the same territory.
relations building a shared space focused on similar interest areas, which
combine common perspectives, approaches and strategic objectives aiming at
improving patrimonial elements, resources, strategic gains and experiences
associated with the respective urban centers.
The groups are situated in:
(Lower Alentejo region), involving the Municipalities of Beja, Moura and
Serpa. This is one of the European regions with the biggest photovoltaic
(West region), through the Municipalities of Óbidos,
and Torres Vedras,
representing the National region with the biggest wind energy potential.
involving the Municipality
each group knowledge shall be developed through jointly promoted activities
on Innovation and Competitiveness Strategies, as well as consolidation of
inter-municipal bonding economies. With this aim, each urban center should
be promoted on a regional, national and international plan.
include a large group of entities and companies with vast experience and
know-how in several domains.
(wind, solar and wave) - Municipalities
of Moura, Peniche, Óbidos and Torres Vedras
- Municipalities of Beja, Serpa and Silves.