Success stories

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

CE4BIG: Cluster-to-Business Knowledge Transfer

Submitted by ECCP Team on 20 May 2022.

To strengthen SMEs and start-ups from partnering clusters, the Pitch Coaching Training was organised to expose SMEs to the specific type of knowledge used for pitching at international level. Representatives from the four health cluster management teams from the CE4BIG project and representatives of five start-ups from each partnering cluster were invited to the virtual event. The event took place...

CE4BIG: Success Stories of the Cluster2Cluster Missions

Submitted by ECCP Team on 16 May 2022.

The CE4BIG project (Cluster Excellence for Business, Innovation and Growth in the health sector), supported by the EU COSME Programme, involved four European healthcare clusters: Atlanpole Biotherapies from France, BioM from Germany, BioWin from Belgium and Klaster Life Science Krakow from Poland. The project aimed to build up cluster management excellence and to optimise cluster services for SMEs...

New skills and business opportunities thanks to the SMARTENERGY cluster exchange

Submitted by ECCP Team on 16 March 2022.

French cluster organisation TENERRDIS, partner of the SMARTENERGY consortium, recently hosted GD Test, a SME from Italy specialised in civil engineering, geotechnics, geomechanics and environmental services. The exchange, on the topic of smart grids, took place between March and April 2021 for a total of 3 days. The virtual exchange took place in the frame of the SMARTENERGY 'six pack series'...

Physical ClusterXchange - Discovering smart materials in Czech Republic

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 06 December 2021.

Under the ClusterXchange pilot scheme, the EXTRATEX partnership organised a 5-day exchange in Czech Republic, hosted by CLUTEX (cluster for technical textile). 15 participants visited strategic and innovative companies in the field of smart materials and advances technologies, as well as research centres and the Liberec University. During the exchange, 92 B2B meetings were organized between local...

Baltic Sea and Space Cluster Success Story

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 06 December 2021.

The Baltic Sea and Space Cluster (BSSC) is the Pentagon Helix HUB of the maritime and space industry and International Projects HUB. The BSSC’s participation in the ECCP platform enabled the cluster to actively participate in the transfer of knowledge and internationalisation of activities. Thanks to the ECCP, the cluster is currently participating in 2 projects in the HORIZON 2020 program, one...

Materalia Cluster supports its members through the Towards Green Transition Facility

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 25 November 2021.

Materalia is a competitiveness cluster dedicated to refining materials and processes. The cluster brings around 300 stakeholders together in the Greater East region of France and works in conjunction with national, regional and local authorities. These include medium and large companies, research labs and training institutions. Around 50% of these stakeholders are enterprises, and Materalia aims...

Perfecting Winning Pitches and Improving Business Strategies

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 19 November 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Excellence Partnership BLUES organised a group exchange online training. Nanoprogress, a nanotechnology cluster from Czech Republic, planned and hosted the virtual ClusterXchange with excellent trainers from the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. The training took place during a total of three working days between 26 May 2021 and 18 June 2021, and gathered a...

Connecting SMEs in Life Sciences to Stimulate Breakthroughs in Personalised Medicine

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 18 November 2021.

Between 23 and 25 February 2021, the Enterprise Europe Network Flanders and B2Match partnership made up of Smart Hub Health – Belgium and ScanBalt - the health and bio economy cluster of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Northern Germany, Northern Netherlands and North-Western Russia hosted a virtual ClusterXchange in order to strengthen ties and set up...

SMARTENERGY for Smart Grids

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 17 November 2021.

Between 4 March and 8 April 2021, the Excellence Partnerships SMARTENERGY and BLUES, together with the participants, Tenerrdis and Mazovia Cluster ICT (MCICIT) located in France and Poland organised a virtual ClusterXchange. The exchange was hosted by Tenerrdis and consisted of training for the visiting organisation as well as networking, and business improvement opportunities for both the...

The ECCP Helps the TCI Network to Support Cluster Development

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 12 November 2021.

The TCI Network is a 25-year-old non-profit organisation that works with 9,000 practitioners who work in cluster development in 110 countries. The TCI Network’s key goal is to continue to inspire cluster organisations in their development processes and support cluster policy learning. Discussing the ECCP, Merete Nielsen, President of the TCI Network, states that it is an extremely useful tool that...