Success stories

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

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

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

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