Success stories

Hear success stories from members across the ECCP community and how they benefitted from using our service.

Interview with Anoushka Janssens from SOLVIT

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 09 March 2021.

Unfair rules or decisions and discriminatory red tape can make it hard for companies in the European Union (EU) to do business in another EU country. Such issues are a particular problem for small and medium sized enterprises, which may not have the regulatory knowledge and experience or the resources to seek legal advice and representation in these circumstances. SOLVIT is a European Commission...

Arbit Cyber Defence Systems is the first company in Europe to receive new ECSO label

Submitted by Lee Gibson on 23 December 2020.

Arbit Cyber Defence Systems, a Danish cybersecurity company based in Copenhagen has become the first European company to be assigned the new Cybersecurity Made in Europe label launched by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). Arbit offers a complete range of certified and accredited cross domain solutions using data diode technology, designed for separated high security networks. "It...

Catalan clusters raise €500,000 from European Commission to boost internationalisation projects

Submitted by Lee Gibson on 17 November 2020.

Nine Catalan clusters have raised €560,000 from the European Commission (EC) to promote internationalisation projects for their small and medium sized enterprise (SME) members. This accounts for 6.5% of the total budget from the EC’s Clusters Go International call within the framework of the COSME programme - with a total budget of €8.6 million euros - and in which 78 clusters from 20 countries...

Innovation in personalised nutrition through cluster cooperation in the silver economy

Submitted by Lee Gibson on 10 August 2020.

Personalised nutrition is an emerging approach for helping people eat better through suggestions on food choices and eating patterns that fit their individual needs and preferences. However, although the market is filled with food choices for babies, toddlers, people who exercise, there is a lack of products that promote elderly to eat according to their personal nutrition needs. A funding scheme...

EnVision: the French Mini-Entreprise® champion of the European Enterprise Challenge

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 29 May 2020.

The 2019-2020 class of the Master’s degree in Management of Clusters and Regional Networks at the University of Strasbourg are now headed to the European phase of the competition that is going to take place on June 24th. On May 28th, five students of the Master’s degree in Management of Clusters and Regional Networks at the ITIRI Institute (University of Strasbourg, France) have won the French...

Ecodesign Breakdown in Spain: 100 companies exhibit their green products

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 24 March 2020.

Why are more than 100 companies ecodesigning in the Spanish Basque region? Why is it expected that these companies ecodesign products to reach 7.000 milion €/year turnover by 2020? A 20 years public-private partnership is the answer. The early adaption of EU Product and Ecodesign Policies has been key, together with an involvement of Basque multinationals, industry clusters and universities...

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ToasterLAB and Business Factory Food

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 12 February 2020.

In December 2019, ToasterLAB, Vitagora’s acceleration program, and BFFood (Business Factory Food), the accelerator of the Spanish cluster Clúster Alimentario de Galicia (Clusaga), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The aim of this MoU is to increase the international visibility of each of the two acceleration programs, to exchange good practices and experiences, and to participate in the...

Cluster of Czech Furniture Manufacturers gets the European Cluster Excellence Initiative Silver Label Certificate

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 22 January 2020.

Following a thorough audit, the Cluster of Czech Furniture Manufacturers has received the ECEI Silver Label “Dedicated to Cluster Excellence” from the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA). Cluster of Czech Furniture Manufacturers is currently the only one cluster with SILVER Label Certificate in the Czech Republic. The only better-ranked cluster in the Czech Republic is Nanoprogress...

Cap Digital at the heart of EIT Health

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 12 December 2019.

Cap Digital has been named Core Partner of EIT Health (European Institute for Innovation & Technology), the European Network of Excellence and Innovation, which has just closed its annual summit in Paris. The French members of EIT Health elected Cap Digital as administrator of the Co-Location Centre France (CLC France) of EIT Health, that is to say of the French "subsidiary" of this European...

EU gold for Denmark's only defence cluster

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 06 November 2019.

CenSec, Denmark's only cluster network for companies in the defence industry, has been certified for gold within the European Cluster Excellence system. Gold is the highest recognition a European cluster can achieve. CenSec - Center for Defense, Space & Security - has gained a place among the European ‘cluster royalty’. CenSec has been awarded the prestigious gold label following a comprehensive...