The Coolsweep project follows a coordinated strategy, which is comprised of seven work packages:
- Analysis of Clusters
The first step of the Coolsweep project is to carry out an extensive mapping of the waste-to-energy competencies present in the six regions, including the information about the regional waste systems, funding opportunities, and the leading research institutions, companies, and public authorities operating in each region. The information will be gathered in the Coolsweep database.
- Comparison Between Regions
The next step is to compare the different regions and point out possible synergies and areas of corporation.
- Development of Joint Action Plans
When the possible areas of collaboration are established, the third step will be to develop Joint Action Plans (JAPs) between the parties involved. The JAPs allow the regions to cement and formalize their collaboration, develop a common business plan, and decide on appropriate indicators and monitoring methodologies that will enable the regions to measure the benefits and impacts of their collaboration.
Coolsweep is also about developing a framework to support the internationalization process of the regional cluster stakeholders.
When the Joint Action Plans are developed, next step is to implement them.
Another part of the Coolsweep project is regional cluster development. Coolsweep will work to establish a new cluster based in Riga, Latvia, with strong competencies within the field of waste-to-energy.
- Dissemination of knowledge
Lastly, an important part of the Coolsweep project is about knowledge sharing and dissemination. The idea is that the knowledge generated through the Coolsweep project should be accessible to everyone, promote awareness, and stimulate further innovative research and clustering in the field of waste-to-energy.