Success stories

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

Towards Green Transition Facility supports the Slovenian Wood Industry Cluster by increasing knowledge on Circular Economy approaches

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 19 October 2021.

The Wood Industry Cluster of Slovenia is a non-profit organisation founded in 1999 by Slovenian woodworking companies and institutions. It now comprises one-third of employees in the Slovenian wood sector and the country’s most important research institution. The cluster works on various projects to support the needs of their member companies. Erika Valentinčič explains that through the Towards...

INDESCAT Aims to Minimise its Carbon Footprint with the Help of the Towards Green Transition Facility

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 18 October 2021.

INDESCAT (the Catalan sports cluster) is a cluster that brings together companies and organisations from the Catalan sport industry to develop actions to improve their competitiveness and environmental sustainability. Currently, INDESCAT represents more than 100 businesses and has a turnover of almost €2.4 million. INDESCAT was selected as one of 25 clusters to receive help from the ECCP’s Towards...

LUCE IN VENETO Moves Towards a Circular Business Model with the Help of the Towards Green Transition Facility

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 18 October 2021.

Primarily based in the Veneto Region in Italy, LUCE IN VENETO is a cluster that consists of over 50 SMEs in the smart lighting sector. It connects companies and their specific expertise to generate synergies and new business opportunities. Following its selection by the European Commission and the ECCP to receive support from the Towards Green Transition Facility, LUCE IN VENETO is focussing on...

The Towards Green Transition Facility Supports IDiA in its Journey to Sustainability

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 12 October 2021.

Cluster IDiA - Asociación Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación en Aragón - is one of 25 clusters that was selected to receive training under the Towards Green Transition Facility. Discussing the facility, Project Manager Nina Hoppmann explains that the cluster has an ecosystem of 70,000 employees of which 16,000 are ICT professionals. The cluster is very active in Spain and Europe. To help their...

Cluster Energy Technology Berlin-Brandenburg uses the Green Transition Facility to Support its SMEs

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 12 October 2021.

Cluster Energy Technology Berlin-Brandenburg’s key goal is to initiate and facilitate joint research and innovation projects in the Berlin region. Cluster Energy Technology was selected in May as one of 25 clusters to receive support from the Towards Green Transition Facility. Thanks to the facility, the cluster has already successfully implemented 2 activities. Speaking of the activities the...

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...