Success stories

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Madrid AeroSpace Cluster is Copernicus Relay

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 20 February 2018.

As part of the Space Strategy for Europe, the European Commission has established a network of Copernicus ambassadors: the Copernicus Relays. The Copernicus Relays are in place since the first quarter of 2017. They act as local champions, coordinating and promoting activities around the Copernicus Programme, its benefits, and opportunities for local residents and businesses. The members of this...

Asturian metal industry joins to offer integral solutions by value chain

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 05 February 2018.

The XVIII International Meeting Point of Asturex hosted the presentation of a pioneer proposal promoted by Metaindustry4, for the development of integral solutions in the Oil&Gas and Renewable Energy Value Chains through business cooperation. In a working meeting with 28 international agents who represent 52 countries, the companies associated to the Cluster of Advanced Manufacturing of the Metal...

Transylvanian Furniture Cluster - the first Romanian Cluster with GOLD Label Certificate

Submitted by codruta marginean on 13 December 2017.

Transylvanian Furniture Cluster is marking an important international recognition by receiving the "GOLD Label” in Cluster Management Excellence, awarded by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) and Cluster Excellence Expert Group. The report of the quality auditors concluded that “Cluster Mobilier Transilvan is a cluster organisation that features a strong management structure. In...

Natureef – a European success story for international collaboration on natural resource efficiency

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 30 November 2017.

On the 1st of January 2016, the Natureef officially came to life. With the goal to contribute to a more efficient use of natural resources, nine European clusters joined forces to create business opportunities and collaborations for their European cluster members in South America, Asia and ASEAN countries. During this two-year project, the partners organised missions to China, Peru, Colombia...

EACP ABROAD consortium signs cooperation agreement with Dubai South cluster

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 22 November 2017.

As part of the project’s activities, EACP-ABROAD continues creating a global network of aerospace clusters. On November 15, 2017, during the Dubai airshow, a cooperation agreement was signed with the Dubai South cluster who runs most of the aerospace activities around the new Al Maktoum International Airport. The EACP-ABROAD consortium was represented through its Turkish partner from the Eskisehir...

EACP ABROAD - collaboration with International Clusters

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 10 October 2017.

On September 14, 2017, an important step forward has been taken on the Europe – International Aerospace interclustering activities. Just after the EACP General Assembly and during the Niedersachsen Aviation Day held in Hildesheim, Germany, three important Memorandum of Understanding have been signed between some of the EACP-ABROAD consortium members and our international cluster partners. The...

Bootcamps help Baltic Sea Region start-ups to prepare for The Creative Business Cup Global Finals

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 14 September 2017.

In 2014, Invio partner Creative Business Cup carried out a BSR Innovation Express project, which has had far-reaching implications for the Baltic Sea Region collaboration on start-ups within the creative industries. The project has spurred a string of supportive initiatives leading to the annual global Creative Business Cup. This article gives an overview of the fascinating story seen through the...

Celebrating 25 years of Cluster Policy in Catalonia

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 04 July 2017.

On June 8th, Catalonia celebrated its 25th anniversary on cluster policy in an event hosted by Mr. Carles Puigdemont, President of the Government of Catalonia. The ceremony gathered cluster managers, companies, technology centres, universities and associations part of the cluster ecosystem as well as representatives from the Catalan Government in charge of cluster policy during the different...

NATUREEF - Sino-Europe AgroInnovation Business Mission to China

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 26 June 2017.

Bejing; Shijjiazhuang - Hebei,Huai’an-Jiangsu, June 15th to 18th, 2017 From June 15th-18th, a European business delegation travelling under the COSME- funded Natureef Strategic Cluster Partnership program visited Beijing; Shijjiazhuang, Hebei and Huai’an, Jiangsu, three bustling metropolises in China. The European delegation was comprised of a mix of companies from agriculture and clean energy...

South Korea - GATE 2 ASIA / Romania - GATE 2 EUROPE: The Cluster Consortium from Northern Transylvania goes international!

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 21 June 2017.

The year 2016 proved to be an important one for the Northern Transylvanian Cluster Consortium in order to open up cooperation with Asian partners. This was possible due to the development of economic, cultural and academic relationships between companies in Romania and South Korea. Support for this approach was also possible due to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Cluj...