gi-Cluster

Greece: Attica
Nikos Vogiatzis

Overview

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About us

gi-Cluster is the first creative industries cluster established Greece. It comprises of small and large companies, academic and research institutions, all involved in the Gaming and Creative Technologies and Applications Industry and forms a domestic, industry-led value-chain developing high-tech, state-of-the art competitive products for the international market, as the sole organized effort to build upon Greece’s unparalleled competitive advantage and leverage the existing talent, targeting particularly the Cultural & Tourism Industries.

Since its establishment, Corallia acts as the gi-Cluster facilitator and orchestrates the design and implementation of all its initiatives and actions, always in alignment with the clusters’ mission to become a world-class, fully operational innovation ecosystem, which will contribute towards elevating Greece in the global competitiveness charts.

In sync with global cluster management standards, initially introduced in Greece by Corallia, the Vision "create locally | compete globally" and the scope of establishing the message "Innovation Designed in Greece” critically determine the cluster’s operation for they form the guiding framework for any activity designed and undertaken within the gi-Cluster.

The offering of guidance and entrepreneurial support to cluster members by the management team seeks to achieve:

  • increase of both short and long-term productivity, turnover and export;
  • support employment growth via new job creation;
  • strengthen international presence and members’ orientation by utilising the strong international network offered by the gi-Cluster facilitator to the entire ecosystem;
  • improve competitiveness and business readiness levels.
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 60
    Cluster Members
  • 42
    SME's
  • 3
    Large Companies
  • 14
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

1. Development & management of the first Gaming and Creative Technologies & Applications co-location hub in Greece, hosting cluster members, offering incubation, business development services and support for growth and networking of cluster members. 

2. Nurturing of favorable conditions for the promotion and establishment of collaboration links among cluster members towards joint product development. Several new commercial products have been developed with contribution from 3 or more cluster members that have shared IPR and shared revenue/profits. 

3. Cluster internationalisation activities during 2015 such as support to cluster SMEs to participate at leading global sector events in EU (e.g. Game Connection in Paris) and US (e.g. E3 expo in Los Angeles), have generated tangible results, with new customers, new business opportunities and revenue, and new project partnerships for several cluster members.

Management team

Sectorial and industrial focus

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

Services

Support services provided

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

Further information

An integrated portfolio of services addressed to members offers even greater value to their daily operation, covering a wide range of actions with special focus on synergies within the ecosystem, enhancing innovation and extroversion with benefit packages and supporting actions. More specifically:

Research & Networking: Showcasing the profile of cluster members and the identity of the cluster overall, placing the ecosystem dynamically on the international market, through targeted publicity, networking and through the design and implementation of data collection.

Cluster Expansion: Advisory support on specific operational and business development issues, with many opportunities for cooperation with experienced partners and benefits of involvement within a collaborative environment of innovation incubators.

Education & Training: Business acceleration opportunities and the training of scientific and management staff of cluster members through their participation in high quality educational programs and specialized seminars organized with widely acknowledged associates.

Commercial Cooperation: Strengthening of the value chain and the partnerships between members, international presence, expansion into new markets and developing strategic partnerships both at home and abroad through participation in well-organised exhibitions, roadshows to target markets and business meetings.

Innovation & Technology: Improving innovation processes and developing technological achievements, monitoring and shaping trends and international high technology standards with the enhancement of applied research by linking industry and academic research community and by organising scientific events.

Policy Action: Exploring partnerships, shaping policy proposals and developing action plans on issues for supporting innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness at regional and national level aiming to improve the macroeconomic environment.

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME

Name & description

Participation in the Action “Creation of Innovation Clusters-A Greek product, a single market: The planet-pilot operation phase” of the «Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship» and Regions in transition National Strategic Reference Framework NSRF 2007-2013. The project objective was to support gi-Cluster to expand and make effective use of and promote Hellenic innovation at both national and international level. In specific, project's activity focused on the following strategic axes for gi-Cluster: Cluster Expansion; Innovation & Technology; Education & Training; Commercial Cooperation; Policy Action; Research & Development.

Project name

INCLUSILVER
SPACE2ID
SPACE2IDGO

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Brazil
Taiwan
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
France
Germany
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

Systematic participation in cross-cluster events as well as trade fairs in Europe and beyond, undertaking of business networking missions and collaborative EU projects with other European Clusters.

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 18.07.2017
MoU signed between gi-Cluster and Imaginove
News Published: 18.07.2017
gi-Cluster collaborates with Madrid ICT-Audiovisual Cluster
News Published: 18.07.2017
gi-Cluster participated at the Game Connection 2016
News Published: 18.07.2017
Le cluster grec gi-Cluster élargit sa présence en France au secteur des Industries Numériques et Créatives