Software Innovation Pole Cluster (cluster management organisation is Porta Novum Nonprofit Ltd.).)

Hungary: South Great Plain
Monika Gortva-Konya

Overview

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About us

The mission of the cluster is to coordinate the strengthening of value-added R&D activities for cluster members and the relevant training and education for it, to establish infrastructure for knowledge intensive activities. To become a service cluster in order to strengthen and communicate the R&D competencies of the cluster members. To contribute in establishment of knowledge-based, high value-added economy by software industry development especially in South Great Plain Region and the area of Szeged City.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 31
    Cluster Members
  • 29
    SME's
  • 0
    Large Companies
  • 3
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

■ Our cluster members won 20 million EU Funds between 2007 and 2013.

■ 3 project companies, established in co-operation of cluster members, won 5,4 million Euro funds supported by European Union and Hungarian Government.

■ Since 2008 the Cluster has accredited innovative cluster certification continuously.

■ Cross-border co-operations with Vojvodina ICT Cluster, Novi Sad and Romanian Association for Electronic and Software Industry, Timisoara Branch, Banat IT Association, Romania.

■ In 2009 the Cluster won a special prize on the Prestige Gala, which aim is to appreciate the results of local economy life.

■ The Cluster has „Cluster Management Excellence Label Silver – Striving for Cluster Excellence” certification from the European Secretairat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) international organisation.

Management team

Monika Gortva-Konya
Cluster 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

- strengthens the cooperation within the cluster members more deeply (exploring new cooperation opportunities, development of new business opportunities),

- enhances software industry innovation activity especially for South Great Plain Region (establishment of new spin-off companies (from higher-education institutions, technology-intensive research centres),

- attracts the region for additional knowledge-intensive economy participants, harmonizes the university research with demand of software industry enterprises,

- develops the targeted human resources, implement trainings and education programs related to joint developments,

- develops competitive technologies, products and services by joint and coordinated developments of members,

- supports the national and international business utilization of R&D results in the field of software development,

- increases the turnover and export share of software industry SMEs,

- organising national and international networking events, meetups,

- contributes in establishment of knowledge-based, high value-added economy by software industry development especially in South Great Plain Region and the area of Szeged City.

- HR activities: project-based body leasing, dealing with existing IT developer capacities.

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
INTERREG Other

Name & description

Hungary-Romania Cross-border Cooperation Program (2007-2013) - Interreg

Hungary-Serbia Cross-border Cooperation Program (2007-2013) - Interreg

South Great Plain Regional Development Program, Structural Fund (2007-2013)

Hungary-Serbia Interreg, IPA Program (2014-2020)

Visegrad 4 Program

Economic and Innovation Development Program (2014-2020), Structural Funds

Project name

Scientific and Enterepreneurial Training for Young Students (HURO program)

Cluster Development for Successful IT&C Sectors (Cluster"Success) (HURO program)

"Multidisciplinary and market-oriented development of the border region’s R+D+I capabilities" (MORDIC) project (HUSRB program)

Service structure development and strengthening of the background of the services at the Software Innovation Pole Cluster (Structural Fund, South Great Plain Regional Development Program)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

China

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Portugal

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

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