Find out what is happening in CHUMS
Find out what is happening in CHUMS
On 30.11.2015, the Innovation, Formation and Clusters for SMEs – KIC InnoEnergy – a sustainable energy system for Europe through close integration of research, innovation and education took place in Craiova:
Solutions regarding promoting of innovation, entrepreneurship and education in the sustainable energy field by bringing together academics, businesses and research institutes were discussed during this event with a goal to make a positive impact on sustainable energy in Europe.
During his presentations, Mr Gabriel Vladut included a brief description of CHUMS Project, goals, achievements and next steps.
Annualy, the County Chambers of Commerce and Industry organizes one of the most important business events of the year: Gala Top Companies and Expo “Produced in Oltenia Region”. Based on financial indicators, companies in the Dolj County compete and are rewarded in the frame of this event. The participant companies range from Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing to Construction, Services, Trade and Tourism as well as Research, Development and High – Tech.
The event was coordinated and led by Mr. Gabriel Vladut, President of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry Dolj. At the end of the opening speech, Mr. Gabriel Vladut made a short presentation of the CHUMS Project, showing achievements and goals that are very important for the city of Craiova.
The Agenda of the event ”Topul Firmelor” – 26 November 2015 :
16.00 – 16.15 The official opening
18.15 – 18.30 Presentation of CHUMS and other projects
18.30 – 22.00 Networking
CHUMS gets companies to carpool
Several companies in Leuven are taking up this European carpool project. By the end of September Taxistop made the first pit stop at the Research center Imec. This resulted in 2 crazy carpool days, including interactive carpool-booths, fun gadgets and informative chats.
Want to be my carpool buddy?
All employees dropping by the information booth were invited to locate their hometown on a map, creating a nice visual of the imec-carpool potential. This way employees could check if other colleagues were on the same route to work.
Al who wished to register as carpooler did not only receive a capool brochure, but also a “Carpool buddy-invitation-card”, a piece of candy for themselves and a piece of candy to lure another imec-employee in the carpool car. By using the matching system of carpool.be employees also actually get offered a practical way in finding an ideal carpool partner.
2 winners were drawn from the database of all active imec-carpoolers for the jackpot lottery. First prices to hand out: the gift baskets with regional products from the province Flemish-Brabant. By the end of October Taxistop draws the main price: a VAB-road assistance package. This way, everyone working at imec got another month to find a good carpool match.
UCLL carpools along
In October, the college UC Leuven vzw (UCLL) started their search for the carpool hero of the ECHO-department. Here Taxistop also organized some eye-catching information booths with sweet gadgets. (The peppermint pots to share in the car were warmly welcomed by the students.)
VIP-parking and carwash
In the second week of roll out the UCLL-management opened a VIP-carpool parking. All carpooling students received a “carpoolers-on-board”-sticker, allowing them to park at this designated parking spot.
This sticker also served as ticket for the carwash for carpool cars. Too bad this literally got washed down the drain. Yet, our carpoolers can look forward to a good replacement action.
The promotional weeks at UCLL reached a climax with the lottery draw of a main price. However, for students and lectors, this was not the end: this merely launched the monthly draws of nice carpool prices until March 2016.
To be continued
Until the end of November Taxistop still offers personalised travel advice and there are still some more carpool actions to roll out. So follow this webpage for updates on further progress at the Leuven site.
Want to contribute to make Leuven more carpool friendly? Share your own trip on carpool.be.