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The Fukushima Energy Agency and the Basque Energy Cluster signed a renewable energy collaboration agreement

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 04 October 2019.

A delegation of representatives from the Fukushima Prefecture (Japan) visited the Basque Country, under the guidance of the Basque Trade & Investment Agency, part of the SPRI Group, in order to strengthen relations between the two regions in the field of renewable energies. The visit was also the framework for the signing of a collaboration agreement between the Fukushima Energy Agency and the...

OuluHealth received four star status on EIPonAHA theme

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 02 October 2019.

OuluHealth ecosystem received the full 4 stars of the EU Active and Healthy Aging (EIPonAHA) theme. Our application mentioned e.g. Oulu Self-care, Hospital of the Future, OuluHealth Labs and service integration. "The Reference Site status has been granted to those organisations who have shown excellence in the development, adoption and scaling up of innovative practices for active and healthy...

Spanish award for the Best Intercluster Collaboration Project about the Development of a Digital Twin for the maintenance of water cycle management infrastructures

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 24 September 2019.

The project has been developed by GAIA, CWP, ZINNAE, INNOVAE, Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo and SASTESA and is focused on demonstrating the viability of the development and use of a digital twin for the maintenance of water cycle management infrastructures. The project belongs to the 2018 Innovative Business Groups call from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, and has been...

INNOSUP-1: providing innovation support for SMEs to develop cross-sectoral value chains

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 08 July 2019.

The Horizon 2020 funding programme of cluster-facilitated projects for new industrial value chains, INNOSUP-1 and the projects the funding is delivered through were outlined in a news published today, July 8, 2019 on EASME website. Building upon the innovation potential of SMEs and acknowledging the need for EU to support the development of emerging industries, which will provide the growth and...

Stretching the collaboration between the Catalan Water Partnership and the cluster Water Council from USA

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 10 June 2019.

The Water Council (Milwaukee, USA) and the CWP (Catalonia, Spain) signed an MOU agreement at WEFTEC last year. Since then, they have welcomed two cluster-associated companies from CWP: SIGMA DAf and CondorChem Envitech, as overseas members of The Water Council. Recently Beverly Ferrara, representing The Water Council met with Xavier Amores, Cluster manager, and Sara Gabarron, Project Manager. The...

AEICE, first Spanish cluster to sign the letter of adhesion to the Global Compact for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 04 June 2019.

AEICE, Efficient Habitat Cluster, has become the first Spanish cluster to sign the letter of adhesion to the Global Compact for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) promoted by the United Nations, which will entail "evaluating the impact and commitment to the SDG of all projects and actions developed by the cluster from now on", explained its president, Ricardo Fortuoso, during the Annual General...

Pilot episode of Business Planet with Nanoprogress about the power of business clusters, ECCP and EU support

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 02 June 2019.

On the 18th of May was launched the pilot episode of Business planet series on the Euronews together with an interview of the Chairman of Nanoprogress, Luboš Komárek. The episode “The power of business clusters” shows the clusters as business hubs that maximise the potential of the companies toward higher productivity, expertise and competitivity. As an example, a Nanopharma company is presented...

Paper Province's CEO one of top three cluster managers in Europe

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 29 May 2019.

Paper Province’s CEO Maria Hollander was shortlisted for the European Cluster Manager of the Year award this week. “It is a great honour to be among the top three candidates for this prestigious award”, says Maria Hollander. Making it to the finals of the European Cluster Manager of the Year award means participating in a pitching session at the European Cluster Conference in Bucharest. Paper...

Bianca Muntean, elected EU Cluster Manager of the Year 2019

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 27 May 2019.

Bianca Muntean, the director of Translvania IT Cluster, was granted the Award of "EU Cluster Manager of the Year 2019" by the European Commission at the European Clusters Conference 2019 that took place in Bucharest during 14-16th of May. The European competition brought together cluster managers from all European countries, specialists and experts in clusters and cluster related topics. Following...

GENOPOLE receives the Association of University Research Parks Award Of Excellence

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 22 May 2019.

Genopole, a biocluster located in the Paris region is the first European park to receive the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) award. The announcement was made during AURP’s International Annual Conference in Baltimore (Maryland). The Outstanding Research Park Award recognizes research parks, science parks or innovation districts which have set up an exceptional ecosystem. These...