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Federation of Security and Defence Industries of Latvia

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 March, 2017
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Latvija
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Anete
Lūsare
Cluster Manager
+371 2 6156582‬
klasteris@federacija.lv
Female
Eduards
Filippovs
Internationalisation Responsible
+37129247037
info@federacija.lv
Male
Sarmīte
Ostrovska
Other
+371 2 8348297‬
sarmite.ostrovska@federacija.lv
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Latvian
Russian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Communications Equipment and Services
Technology fields: 
Data Protection, Storage, Cryptography, Security
Advanced Textile Materials
S3 EU priority areas: 
Remotely piloted aircrafts
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
90
Number of SME members: 
75
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
0
Number of larger company members: 
0
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
30
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Belss
SME
Brasa
SME
Energolukss
SME
Metrum
SME
Dati Group
SME
SMW wheels
SME
Riga Technical University
University
University Of Latvia
University
Riga Stradins University
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The cluster (DAK) creates preconditions for the successful work of participants in local and global markets. DAK strengthens cooperation with educational institutions and research institutions to create preconditions for the development of high value-added, innovative products according to the needs of Latvia, international organizations and target markets. DAK organizes meetings with potential partners, product presentations in Latvia and abroad, performs in-depth analysis of security and defense industry demand and supply. DAK improves the availability and circulation of information, activates cooperation with potential partners. DAK carries out research into the purchasing systems of the most important target markets, ensuring the transfer of knowledge to its participants.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Czech Republic
Finland
France
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
Other

Project No.3.2.1.1 / 16 / A / 001 “Establishment of the Latvian Security and Defense Cluster”

ERDF Funded programme