AFE-ICE is a cluster, led by Hastings Borough Council, that brings together ten Interreg IVA 2 Seas Projects (SISCo, ACE, FUSION, ECOMIND, INSPIRER and 5 associated projects) who are all working in the low carbon economy. The aim of the cluster is to pull together the results and learnings from these projects to develop a common understanding of what the low carbon economy is across the 2 Seas region, highlighting good practice in terms of research, innovation and business support.
The cluster consists of 2 phases. Phase 1 will look at consolidating the project findings working in four expert working groups, adding value to the results by identifying opportunities, gaps and barriers. The findings will be showcased at an event in Antwerp in April 2014, followed by a publication and website resource. Phase 2 will look at identifying critical areas for future development and ensuring that the work of the cluster is made most effective to deliver a low carbon economy against a backdrop of financial austerity and changing policies.