Success stories

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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...

Establishment of Transilvania Living Lab

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