Clúster de la Industria d'Automoció de Catalunya

Spain: Catalonia
Josep Nadal

Overview

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About us

The primary aim of the CIAC is to boost the competitiveness of the automotive industry as the driving force behind the Catalan economy, by promoting projects that foster the creation of employment and help position the Catalan automotive industry on the global map. The Cluster aims to represent the almost 500 companies that in a direct or indirect way operate in the Catalan automotive industry.

Main Objectives:

  • 200 partners:
    • Representativeness
    • Relevance
  • Innovation:
    • Innovative projects
    • Digitalization
  • Internationalization:
    • Projects
    • Missions
  • Training:
    • Training offer
    • Faculty and internships
  • Finance:
    • Keeping the ratios
    • New alternatives
  • Efficiency:
    • Processes
    • Projects
  • Improvements:
    • Continuous progress
    • Involvement
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 204
    Cluster Members
  • 148
    SME's
  • 43
    Large Companies
  • 15
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

Apart from the fact that the cluster has considerably grown since it was created, achieving the major number of partners in spain among the automotive clusters and being the only cluster with 2 OEMs, there has been some major achievements like:

  • El Vigia de la Barceloneta: Award for the best entrepreneurship (XVIII Awards for the best logistic initiatives)
  • Incorporation of Megatruck in Spain.

Management team

Josep Nadal
Cluster Manager
Carolina Trinidad
Project Manager
Marta Pérez
Other
Clàudia Bas
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Further information

Others:

  • Business promotion through the CIAC communication channels
  • Support in events and participation in workshops, conferences, seminars and cross-visits
  • International trade missions

Barcelona - Catalunya Circuit tickets: 10% Only for members of the cluster

Enterprise Europe Network:

The Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia, as a member of the ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK offers the possibility to all members and partners to make use of this interactive tool. The EEN is targeted at SMEs who would like to take part in international projects, as well as large companies with extensive presence in the European or global industry sector. It provides participants with the possibility of finding out about a whole multitude of European and global projects, and participating in those which best adapt to their characteristics.

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME

Name & description

  • Aids for Innovative Business Groups (AEIs):

The support program for Innovative Business Associations (AEI) aims to provide public resources for innovation and business competitiveness strategies developed by innovative business associations (AEIs) that are recognized as such as a result of their inclusion in the Special Register of AEI of the Ministry. (http://www.minetad.gob.es/PortalAyudas/AgrupacionesEmpresariales/Pagina…)

  • Initiatives for Strengthening Competitiveness (IRC) 2016 Acció:

Aid focused in organizations of company suport consisting of projects to boost business competitiveness. (http://accio.gencat.cat/cat/binaris/Fitxa_IRC_2016_tcm176-233247.pdf)

Project name

We give support to some of our partners, Ficosa and Idiada, to participate in RIS3CAT (http://accio.gencat.cat/cat/innovacio-tecnologica/ajuts-i-financament/c…)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

China
Morocco
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Singapore

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

The main aim of the several missions in which we take part is to foster business of the catalan companies outside of Catalonia, aswell as, in the case of inverse missions, the principal objective is to talk about the different investments of the exterior companies in Catalonia.

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location
European Automotive Cluster Network

France

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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