Success stories

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

My year as chairman of Silicon Europe Alliance

Submitted by Alina Danieles… 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...

Silicon Europe Worldwide signs MOU for cooperation with TAITRA from Taiwan

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 11 November 2016.

October 25th, 2016 The “Silicon Europe Worldwide” project aims at implementing the internationalisation strategy of the Silicon Europe Alliance, part the part of the internationalisation beyond Europe. In this internationalisation strategy, Taiwan and the US had been identified as the primary targets for setting up cluster-to-cluster cooperation, at the benefit of the cluster members. As part of...

The HealthTech Cluster in Catalonia signs a collaboration agreement with MassMEDIC in Boston

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 09 November 2016.

The agreement was signed during the 2nd Strategic Meeting of the HT Cluster that was held in Barcelona last 20 and 21 of October The HealthTech Cluster belongs to the Catalonia Cluster Program launched by the agency ACCIO of the Government of Catalonia, which includes 30 other Catalan clusters. The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) the second biggest medical devices cluster...

ECCP congratulates the Danish CLEAN Cluster – the 2016 winner of the RegioStars Award (Smart Growth category)​ !

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 12 October 2016.

On 11 October 2016, the European Commission's yearly RegioStars Awards ceremony took place in Brussels, as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities. This yearly EU-wide competition puts the spotlight on the most innovative and inspiring EU funded projects and illustrates, through concrete real-life examples, how Cohesion Policy supports the creation of economic growth and jobs. In addition...

Cluster Mentality (reflections from 2 years as EU Cluster Manger of the Year 2014)

Submitted by Lucia Seel on 04 October 2016.

Dr Stan Higgins EU Cluster Manager of the Year 2014 reflects on his findings while meeting clusters from around the world during the last 2 years: Many have concluded, and I quote, that “Clusters are the key organizational unit for understanding and improving the performance of regional economies. The foundation of a regional economy is a group of clusters, not a collection of unrelated firms.”...

International Mission of Catalonia Cluster Managers, Korea 2016

Submitted by Camille DURAN on 07 June 2016.

Catalonia was a pioneer country in terms of cluster policy, starting at 1992. Since then, there’s been a continuous cluster policy for more than 2 decades. One of the main takeaways of this long cluster experience is that cluster managers are a key success factor in a cluster initiative. It’s not only about their background and skills, but also about dedication and motivation. A decade has passed...

Award for the Klaster poljomehanizacije (Agricultural Equipment Cluster) on the XIX National Counselling on Economy and Entrepreneurship

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 10 May 2016.

After the award for the best cluster and the best cluster manager in 2011, Agricultural Equipment Cluster and its cluster manager were awarded as the best cluster and cluster manager in Croatia by the Croatian Government and the Ministry of of Entrepreneurship and Crafts at the XIX National Counselling on Economy and Entrepreneurship which was held from April 16 -18, 2015 in Petrcane (Zadar)...

Inspiring EU-US direct cluster cooperation developed by Plastipolis, France

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 06 May 2016.

Plastipolis took part in the EU-US cluster matchmaking event organized by ECCP on April 25th and 26th during Hannover Messe. It was a great opportunity to meet with US counterparts from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Kansas. The US have always been a priority for the cluster as this is a target country for most of its members. Plastipolis presented the results of this collaboration during...

NATIONAL AWARD FOR CLUSTER HOUSE DIRECTOR - DEVELOPMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL NETWORKING

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 13 April 2016.

After the regional award for start-up and networking of clusters in Serbia and the Balkans in December 2015, Dr. Danka Milojkovic, Director of the Cluster House-Serbia and Director of the Global TCI Network BoD-Barcelona, is chosen for the prestigious national award "Captain Misa Anastasijevic". Dr. Milojković is awarded for contribution to the development of entrepreneurship and regional...

The German "Go-Cluster" programme presents selected cluster success stories

Submitted by Lucia Seel on 21 February 2016.

Initiated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, “go-cluster” is a cluster excellence programme that brings together the most productive and effective clusters in Germany. These clusters are vanguards of innovation and reflect Germany’s high level of expertise in numerous sectors and fields of technology. One of the programme’s stated objectives is to support the participating...