Project overview

Ceramics are deeply rooted in our daily lives and quality products rely on creative designers that understand the materials and its functionalities. Central European regions have long-standing traditions and up-to-date knowledge in this field and offer entrepreneurial opportunities to many small and medium sized companies (SMEs). However, the economic potential of ceramics is still not fully exploited by regions and global competition is significantly threatening the sector.The CerDee project establishes a CCI network of knowledge institutes, SMEs, regions and a network of museums. 

CerDee Project Partners will create a joint knowledge pool by assessing and mapping existing knowledge, approaches and economic potential of SMEs. They will develop cooperative and EU-wide applicable trainings and education outreach activities for boosting entrepreneurial skills and the new knowledge base to regional creative SMEs. All activities are strongly supported and facilitated by up-to-date IT-tools to boost accessibility, skills development and marketing. A key output will be accessible CerDee platform as a knowledge, marketing and cooperation hub  for the central European ceramic CCI.

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Project Partners

CerDee has eight project partners in the following countries:

Partner Information

Lead Partner

porzellanikon in hohenberg

The Porzellanikon – Staatliche Museum für Porzellan Hohenberg a.d. Eger / Selb was founded in 1982 and is now Europe's biggest specialized museum on the subject of porcelain. Experienced in European project management Porzellanikon will be lead partner of the project, responsible for the management and smooth procedure.

project partner

Museum of ceramics in Boleslawiec

With more than 6000 objects the museum owns the biggest and most important collection of Bolesławiec ceramics in the world. The Museum of Ceramics in Boleslawiec will provide important objects and documents regarding the ceramic history of the region to be degitalised and provided this to the whole ceramics creative industry.

project partner

international museum of ceramics in faenza

The International Museum of Ceramics has experience in the management of the cultural
heritage throughout its long lasting activities concerning ceramics. The Foundation MIC has deep relations with economical and technical
institutions that take care of ceramics at different levels.

project partner

New Design University Privatuniversität GesmbH

The New Design University was accredited as a private university in 2004. NDU brings in experience in the development and implementation of innovative, tertiary education formats in the context of design, craft and business.

project partner

National museum of slovenia

National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest museum in Slovenia, established in 1821. National Museum of Slovenia has extensive experiences with inventorying and documentation of ceramics and historical sources. We expect great benefits, especially insight int other databases (system, technology, program, information, structure).

project partner

Technische Universität Ilmenau

TU Ilmenau’s research profile contains engineering, natural sciences, economics, and media. The main task of TU Ilmenau is to provide all partners, stakeholders and the public with relevant information on the project (external communication) TU Ilmenau will serve as the information hub to connect all partners and to guarantee the flow of information.

project partner

University of west bohemia

University of West Bohemia is the only public institution of higher education based in Pilsen Region. UWB will cooperate with the partners at the relevant activities. UWB will be responsible for the project activities in CZ/Karlovy Vary region in co-operation with assotiated partners. 

project partner

tourist and culture board kranj

The main field of the tourist and culture board Kranj is culture and tourism. They are responsible for research of possible stakeholders, partners, entrepreneurs, policies, strategies and good practices in Slovenia. Another task is communicating and presenting results to public and stakeholders.

Associated Partners

bayern design GmbH

City of Selb

Fondazione Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza - Contamination Lab

ISIA Superior Institute for the Artistic Industry

Karlovy Vary Region

NETZWERK Digitales Gründerzentrum GmbH

Rosenthal GmbH


Faenza Town Administration

Handicraft Confederation of Ravenna province

Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern Akademie für Gestaltung und Design

Meissen Porzellan-Stiftung GmbH

Regional Chamber of Commerce of Karlovy Vary Region

The Pottery Atelier of Slovene Ethnographic Museum

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