CLAMTEX visits Norway

Submitted by Josep Casamada on 29 July 2022

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Framed within the European Cluster Strategic Partnerships for Excellence project, CLAMTEX - Cluster management towards excellence in Advanced Manufacturing and Textile Industry, the partnership had a learning visit targeting Norway with visits to 5 clusters including: Smart Care Cluster, NES – Norwegian Energy Solution Clusters and Offshore Wind Cluster in Stavanger, and the clusters NCE Seafood Innovation and GCE Ocean Technology in Bergen. 

he different clusters in Norway had different key strengths and shared their insights, flagship initiatives and funding models for the different services to drive the ecosystem from oil-based country to innovation driven transformation towards renewable energies.

Learning from different sectors is key for the cluster in developing and upgrading services based on good practices transferable across different domains supporting innovation. All CLAMTEX members also shared the overview of their cluster in order to seek synergies with the Norwegian innovation ecosystem, particularly to foster the green and digital transition, leveraging advanced technologies and digital technologies to be used in the textile sector.

The experience exchange was really fruitful for all participants and each cluster will shortly identify potential synergic actions to strengthen and endure the cluster collaboration across Europe to improve their services.

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