The Consortium of the SiEUGreen project is multi-disciplinary consisting of European and Chinese researchers, technology providers, SMEs, financiers, local and regional authorities and resident communities. By this, it will cover all relevant themes concerned by UA:
With the collaboration of CASS (China), NIBIO (Norway) and Nordregio (Sweden), which provide expertise in social sciences and their applications in rural and urban development, SiEUGreen will set the ground for the project deployment in a way that will be meaningful for the involved communities. In parallel, with the researchers’ approach provided by these institutions, the participation of Crevis ensures that social engagement will be sought for through innovative applications (the COMMURBAN app to be especially develop for the project, with the support of OKYS). In China the Beijng eco-services Union will offer its knowledge in socially engaging with communities through its long experience. Through their joined forces, SiEUGreen will investigate the economic, environmental and social benefits of Urban Agriculture.
The Consortium members that will cooperate in providing innovative technologies for Urban Agriculture will be a combination of research institutions having tested or actually testing the technologies in their labs and SMEs that have experience in providing technological solutions in both continents. SiEUGreen’s major research partners focus on: novel agricultural techniques (NIBIO, Valley Sprouts, Seecon), resource efficient systems (NMBU, IGZ, Sampas, A-aqua), design and infa-strucure (Peking University, Hengkai).
The above mentioned technology providers will offer the solutions to be implemented at an open environment in various context. Local authorities and private organisations –with a direct reach to communities- will undertake the deployment of the SiEUGreen showcases: the Arhus (Denmark) and Hatay (Turkey) municipalities, the Beijing Eco-service Union for Bejing and Hengkai with A-aqua for Changsa, NMBU with A-aqua for Fredrikstad.
Thanks to the participation of organisations specialising in developing impact measurement tools (Crevis, Nordregio, NIBIO and CASS), running dissemination and awareness-raising campaigns (Emetris, Villabs) and addressing policy recommendations (Emetris, Vilabs, Nordregio), the SiEUGreen Consortium ensures the maximised impact of the project in a long term.