Success stories

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

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...

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...