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22 Catalan clusters participating in a Benchmark visit to Singapore organized by the Catalan Government. Towards world-class clusters

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 21 May 2017.

Last week, the Catalan clusters have had more than 100 meetings with clusters, companies, Singapore government representatives - such as the Singapore Ministry of Trade and industry, technology centers and economic agencies. The main goals of this strategic mission, organized by ACCIÓ, are getting inspiration from an advanced ecosystem, fostering their international positioning, establishing...

bioXclusters plus and Fenglin Group in China sign a Gateway Agreement

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 15 May 2017.

This Monday, May 15th, representatives from bioXclusters plus and Fenglin Group sign a Gateway Agreement to offer free services and guidance for SMEs in their operations in China. Services will include assistance in market access, private investment, clinical trials and soft landing packages. This Chinese Gateway Agreement has been signed with Fenglin Biomedical Center (BioFM), an innovation...

Jean-Luc Ansel, President of France Clusters was decorated with the Legion of Honour

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 22 March 2017.

Jean-Luc Ansel, President of France Clusters since 2010, CEO and founder of the cluster Cosmetic Valley, was decorated with the Legion of Honour by the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher on March 7, 2017. This honorific distinction rewards the impact of competitiveness clusters on the French economy and the role of France Clusters for fostering it. Engineer by training at the Wood’s Superior...

ECCP welcomes the first Gold Label Mexican cluster organisation!

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 21 March 2017.

Just in time for its 10th anniversary, the Cluster Automotriz de Nuevo Leon, A.C. (CLAUT) recently received the prestigious Gold Label awarded by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA). It is a recognition for the high-quality cluster management processes in place, rewarding the efforts made towards the positioning and growth of an organisation that strongly contributes to regional...

EnW signs its first International Cooperation Agreement during COP 22 in Marrakech

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 13 January 2017.

The COP conference stands for the “Conference of the Parties”. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. During the COP, member States, who have common but differentiated responsibilities, strive to reach agreements on reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity...

2016: ONE MORE YEAR FOR THE TEXTILE COOPERATION BETWEEN FRANCE AND JAPAN WITH TECHTERA

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 13 January 2017.

TECHTERA is the French innovation cluster for textiles and flexible materials of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, French leader of the sector. Since its creation in 2005, the cluster fosters cooperation between France and Japan in textiles. 2016 was no exception. As part of the Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2014 by the French and Japanese ministries of economy, the Japan Chemical Fibers...

Interview with Pieter de Jong, on behalf of the 2016 EU Cluster Partnership Award Winner “Energy in Water (EnW)”

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 12 December 2016.

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform together with EASME and DG Growth of the European Commission launched the “EU Cluster Partnership Award 2016”rewarding ESCP-4i Projects’ Communication Activities”. The EU Cluster Partnership Award provides an opportunity for ’ESCP-4i projects’ to showcase their excellence in promoting their partnership activities through various channels, including the...

The gift of imperfection or how AVAESEN reinvented the cluster concept

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 23 November 2016.

The financial crisis has left its mark Spain. Due to budget constraints of the Valencian Region, regional public funding of cluster organizations terminated in 2012. As a result, many clusters have drastically reduced its staff or dissolved completely. In addition, the Spanish Government slashed subsidies for renewable energy projects, even to energy parks (wind and solar) which were already...

LEADING EUROPEAN & ASIA-PACIFIC SPORTS TECH CLUSTERS PARTNER TO STRENGTHEN INNOVATION AND MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 13 November 2016.

Two of the world’s leading sports technology clusters – the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and Dutch-based cluster Sports & Technology (S&T) – have today announced a partnership to strengthen connections into their reciprocal Asia-Pacific and European markets. Leveraging off the back of outstanding sporting reputations, sports participation and culture, S&T and ASTN have been...

My year as chairman of Silicon Europe Alliance

Submitted by alinadanielescu on 13 November 2016.

5 years ago, at the occasion of Semicon Europe in Dresden, we had a first gathering of a group of leading European semiconductor clusters. A new baby was born. Less than a year later, this cooperation was formalised in the European project “Silicon Europe”, aiming at creating a common vision and strategy to strengthen the European semiconductor industry, based on an inter-cluster cooperation model...