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Innovation Consultancy, by helping develop and assess innovative projects.

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Creator and leader of several Joint Ventures, involving members and non-members, purposely established in order to participate to national/EU tenders and call for proposals and offer all-inclusive packages for green and energy efficient buildings.

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Facilitator of Internationalisation processes for members and non members, addressing emerging markets through the brand HABITECH International. The most significant experiences so far are related to big energy requalification projects in Romania.

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Start-ups incubator.

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Sponsor of new education curricula specifically focused on sustainability issues at the local university and at VET institutions of the Trento province.

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Attractor of International funds for the partners through JTIs, EU-funded projects (FP7, IEE) and cross-border strategic initiatives (i.e Green Corridor).

At present, HABITECH staffs full time 19 people, with an average age of 30. The aggregate turnover of HABITECH members is 1B . Overall, they give a job to 8000 employees. Legal Framework: HABITECH is a for profit consortium of public and private entities with limited responsibility ruled by private law. By statute, private organizations must own more than 50% of the consortium capital. Each private company can have up to 5 quotas, in order to prevent a cartel of big investors from taking over the consortium. A capital quota costs 1000 , while a yearly fee is 500 . Financial Framework:

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HABITECH started up thanks to 1,8 M granted by the Autonomous Province of Trento. This grant has been transferred for 5 years by yearly instalments, from 2007 to 2011. Since Trentino Sviluppo (Trento Province in-house organ) has been HABITECH main promoter, it was natural for the Cluster to access this public financial support. However, over the same 5 years period HABITECH produced 4.8 M turnover, mostly by selling Innovation support services and just residually through EU funds and membership fees. That means that by now they have achieved full financial independency from local public funds. Currently up to 90% of HABITECH incomes come from the market, as a result of the services they sell to partners and external clients, with customized pricelists. 2012 expected TO will be around 1.5 M .

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