Success stories

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

Duero Douro is awarded the Best Initiative for Local Development of Castile and León 2017

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 10 October 2018.

Ricardo Fortuoso, president of AEICE, and Beatriz Alonso, manager of the Duero Douro- Heritage for Development initiative, collected the award for the Best Local Development Initiative of Castile and León in its modality of economic development. It was granted by the Association of Local Development Professionals of Castilla y León (ADELCYL), that highlighted the quality of the Duero Douro 2015...

Study by EIB: Clusters are drivers for digital transformation

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 10 October 2018.

According to a Study by the European Investment Bank (EIB), Technology clusters such as Silicon Saxony, Minalogic or DSP Valley are key supporting players for the photonics and semiconductor sectors, which are essential Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and represent important building blocks of the next digital revolution. The study study provides an insightful view of the key issues and...

European clusters are called to move away from being “clusters-as-usual” to becoming “clusters of change”

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 16 September 2018.

An interview with Bianca Dragomir, cluster manager of AVAESEN and European Cluster Manager of the Year 2016-2018. ECCP: Bianca, you are the cluster manager of AVAESEN and also elected as the European Cluster Manager of the Year 2016-2018. I remember how you succeeded to convince a crowded audience of several hundred people that AVAESEN reinvented the cluster concept. What do you mean by that? B.D...

Establishment of Transilvania Living Lab

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 30 August 2018.

iTech Transilvania Cluster by ARIES T is very proud to announce officially becaming a Living Lab, under the name of Transilvania Living Lab. The cluster's efforts to create an innovative ecosystem that places the needs of the citizens in the core of the decision-making processes, using as main tools digitalisation and innovation through collaborative and design thinking processes, were recognized...

The Catalan Efficient Energy Cluster celebrates its 10th anniversary hosting the 6th Efficiency Night

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 26 June 2018.

The CEEC awarded prizes to the best projects developed by start-ups in the efficient energy sector in Catalonia. The cluster honoured the Fuel Poverty Group for its work in the fight against energy poverty. Miriam Santamaría, geographer and journalist, has been awarded the 2018 Communication Prize. Barcelona, 21st June 2018 – The Cosmocaixa Auditorium hosted the sixth edition of the Efficiency...

EARSC & Eurochile join forces to promote Earth observation products & services within the framework of the Copernicus programme

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 23 May 2018.

The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) and the Eurochile Business Foundation, on Friday 18th of May 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), establishing a formal cooperation initiative between EARSC, responsible for promoting the use of Earth Observation (EO) technology and supporting companies in Europe which offer EO-related products and services, and Eurochile...

GENOPOLE: A cluster organisation with a heart beating for start-ups and scale-ups

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 17 May 2018.

In direct dialogue with cluster organizations, ECCP interviewed Anne Jouvenceau, Deputy Director of the French Genopole cluster. Why Genopole? We learned about their efforts and focus to supporting entrepreneurship and want to share their future-oriented - and very successful! - approach with our cluster community L.S./ECCP: Anne, please introduce to us in a few sentences the Genopole cluster...

Gold Label of Cluster Excellence for Nanoprogress

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 04 April 2018.

INNO-DROP partner from the Czech Republic, Nanoprogress, has recently been awarded with the Gold Label of Cluster Excellence,awareded within the framework of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI). The audit was conducted in December 2017, after two years of preparation. This certification supports Nanoprogress positioning among the "group of excellence" in the European cluster...

Signature of a collaboration agreement between Aerospace Valley and Aéro Montréal in Toulouse

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 20 March 2018.

March, 6th 2018 On the occasion of the coming of Quebec Prime Minister Philippe Couillard and of the Secretary of State to the Ministry of Economy and Finance Delphine Gény-Stephann to Toulouse, an agreement has been signed on March, 6th 2018, by the competitiveness cluster Aerospace Valley (aeronautics, space, embedded systems) and the Quebec aerospace group Aéro Montréal. This agreement aims at...

Klaster poljomehanizacije d.o.o. is awarded the International Award and Recognition for the development of entrepreneurship in Central and South-Eastern Europe "Creators for the Centuries"

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 06 March 2018.

Proposing the candidates for AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS who contributed the most to the development of entrepreneurship in the Central and South-Eastern Europe was carried out in six categories during the period from August 2017 to March 2018. In the past 6 months, 169 proponents submitted names of 491 candidates from 10 countries (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy...