Success stories

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

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...

JAPAN: A great success for TECHTERA cluster’s technology and trade mission!

Submitted by Lucia Seel on 19 February 2016.

With its strong links woven over many years with Japan, TECHTERA wanted to develop its services through its first technology and trade mission in Tokyo, which was held from January 18 to 22, 2016. The topics covered concerned healthcare, welfare, senior citizens and sport. The six participating companies had discussions with the management of a private medical centre and were able to meet trade...

Dr Stan Higgins – Cluster Manager of the Year 2014

Submitted by ECCP Team on 11 February 2016.

Dr Higgins has over 45 years of experience in the chemistry based process industries in technical, commercial and leadership roles. He set up the NEPIC Cluster in 2003 and it now has over 700 participating members from the process industry supply chain based in NE England. Amongst many achievements that have resulted in Stan becoming “European Cluster Manger of the Year 2014” is that NEPIC is...

8 Romanian “Silver Clusters”

Submitted by ECCP Team on 11 February 2016.

As a result of the evaluation performed by the ESCA experts in the period November 2015 – January 2016, 8 Romanian cluster organisations were awarded the Silver Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative for cluster management: Transylvanian Furniture Cluster (North West Region), Agro Transylvania (North West Region), Indagro Pol (agricultural machinery – Region Bucharest Ilfov), Romanian...

Oekoenergie-Cluster (OEC) Success story

Submitted by ECCP Team on 19 January 2016.

Christiane Egger is the manager of the Oekoenergie-Cluster (OEC), the Sustainable Energy Cluster of Upper Austria. She is also deputy manager of the OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria and conference director of the major annual international conference World Sustainable Energy Days. In 2014, Christiane Egger was a runner-up (second place) for the European Cluster Management...