Success stories

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

IDEEO Success Story

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 09 January 2019.

Successful follow-up from IDEEO B2B matchmaking event in Matera: ALSIA, Cantina di Venosa and Planetek Italia srl collaborative project for smart viticulture in Basilicata. Agenzia Lucana di Sviluppo e di Innovazione in Agricoltura (ALSIA), the public agency of Basilicata for Research and Development in the agrofood sector, particularly active in precision agriculture development; Cantina di...

MetaIndustry4 awarded with the Prize for the Best Collaborative Project among Companies

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 09 January 2019.

The Cluster has been awarded, in the Spanish Congress of Clusters 2018, for its initiative of development of global solutions by value chain. On December 10th, MetaIndustry4 participated in the VI National Congress of Spanish Clusters that took place in Madrid. A meeting point where the Spanish clusters have been valued as a synonym of solid organizations, which offers competitive advantages to...

IDEEO Project has started!

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 17 December 2018.

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has approved the IDEEO project – «Internationalisation and Diversification of European Earth Observation» IDEEO is funded under the COSME Cluster Go International action and will run over fifteen months, starting from 1st January 2018. The consortium is coordinated by the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies – EARSC...

Atelier du Fruit in Canada: an SME journey to internationalization

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 15 December 2018.

In October 2018, a delegation of 13 members from Vitagora and Wagralim took part in a partnership mission to Canada, on the occasion of BENEFIQ, the healthy food event in Québec city, and thanks to the support of Natural Products Canada, the NFIF local partner. Over four months, Atelier du Fruit (FR) had been actively engaged in the mission preparation. As a first step, a diagnosis had been...

Cosmetic Valley signed MOU with Canadian Cosmetic Cluster

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 12 November 2018.

Last October, on the exhibition Cosmetic 360, during the Cosmetics Cluster Rendez-vous, a partnership agreement between Canadian Cosmetic Cluster represented by its President, Margarita Sidorova, and Cosmetic Valley, represented by Jean-Luc ANSEL, its CEO & Founder, was signed. The Canadian cosmetic Cluster is a new born cluster, following the discussions we had last year on the clusters' dynamic...

Cosmetic Valley signed MOU with Cluster Menara - Morocco

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 12 November 2018.

On the exhibition Cosmetic 360, during the Cosmetics Cluster Rendez-vous, a partnership agreement has been signed between Cluster Menara MAROC represented by Kaoutar Filali, its CEO and Cosmetic Valley represented by Jean-Luc ANSEL, its CEO & Founder. A first step to develop business and innovation collaboration between our clusters and above all our companies and labs.

Cosmetic Valley signed MOU with South Korea (FKCCI)

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 12 November 2018.

Cosmetic Valley and FKCCI signed last october 16th a partnership agreement during the « France - Korea Business Leaders Summit » open by M. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea and M. Le Maire, French Minister of Economy and Finance. A first step to start collaborations between French and Korean actors in the cosmetic industry. A new open door for the #Cosmetics4Wellbeing project, co...

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

Submitted by Alina Danieles… 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 Alina Danieles… 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 Alina Danieles… 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...