Success stories

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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...

Boosting the internationalisation of 3.100 European SMEs by four European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i)

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 18 March 2019.

European Cleantech Internationalization Initiative - EC2i; Mobility Goes International-in Action – MobiGoIn - Action; European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Advanced Smart Packaging - AdPack² and New Frontiers in Food-Fast Forward - NF4 signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to share resources, good practices and lessons learned for boosting the internationalisation and support of...

Silicon Saxony receives Gold label recertification with outstanding results

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 05 March 2019.

With a total of 97 percent, Saxony's high-tech network once again demonstrated its outstanding European position and was successfully recertified for the third time receiving the Gold Label certification from the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI). In March 2012, Silicon Saxony e. V. was the first German cluster ever to receive the Gold Label certification from the European Cluster...

Marine South East wins Rushlight Award for work on Offshore Platforms projects

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 20 February 2019.

Marine South East were delighted to win the Rushlight Wind Power Award earlier this week for their work on projects to reduce the installation and operating costs of offshore platforms. Simon Powell, Marine South East's Operations Director received the award and presented the findings of a number of projects that Marine South East has worked on to improve the financial viability of offshore...

AEICE strategic plan 2018-2022, acknowledged as excellent by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 30 January 2019.

Following the approval of the Strategic Plan 2018-2022 of AEICE by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the cluster has once again been awarded a qualification of excellence. Excellence is awarded to those “AEIs that manage to demonstrate a high level of performance in the development of projects and services relevant to improving the competitiveness of member companies, in the...