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Energy Cluster of the Valencia Region
Cluster de Energía de la Comunitat Valenciana - CECV

Spain: Valencia
Enrique Bayonne Sopo
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Overview

About us

The Energy Cluster of Valencia Region is an association with the mission of improving competitiveness through innovation in the energy, water and environmental sector companies by facilitating an industry-driven collaboration along the value chains and seeking partnerships.

The Cluster’s goal is to contribute to the positioning of the Valencia Region as one of the European references in the energy, water, environment, technology and innovation fields.

ASSOCIATION STRENGTHS

  • 38 companies and institutions
  • Turnover > 4.200 Million € in Valencia Region
  • Entrepreneurial nature
  • Development of cluster strategic plans
  • Facilitation of collaboration between members
  • R&D&i management
Established - 10 December 2010
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Competence development
  • Mentoring

Cluster composition

  • 33
    Cluster Members
  • 16
    SME's
  • 2
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 11
    Large Companies
  • 6
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers

Energy Cluster of Valencia Region has been growing as a cluster organisation since its start in 2010. Since then, it has made an effort to bring together different companies, including large and small companies, research institutions and universities in the field of energy.

The great potential for growth of the cluster has been demostrated already in 2015, having been the 4th cluster, among the 99 cluster recognized by the Spanish MInistry for Industry, with the highest number of innovative projects financed.

In 2016 we are participating for the first time in a HORIZON 2020 INNOSUP call, being part of a consortium with 10 more institutions from all europe including technological institutes, universites and other clusters.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
Catalan English Italian Spanish
Other label
National Registration AEI00150 - AEI - Agrupacion empresarial innovadora - Spain Bond Cluster

Management team

Enrique Bayonne
Cluster Manager
Africa Batan
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities:E38 Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery - Other service activities:S94 Activities of membership organisations
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D3511 Production of electricity - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D3512 Transmission of electricity - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D3513 Distribution of electricity - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D3514 Trade of electricity - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D3521 Manufacture of gas - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D3522 Distribution of gaseous fuels through mains - Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery:E3821 Treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Low carbon industries Ecosystems:Renewable Energy
Technology fields
F\: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting:Machines or engines in general; engine plants in general; steam engines - F\: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting:Combustion engines; hot-gas or combustion-product engine plants - H\: Electricity:Basic electric elements - H\: Electricity:Generation, conversion, or distribution of electric power - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Bio fuels & energy efficiency - Blue growth:Blue renewable energy - Digital transformation:Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks and low energy computing - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - Digital transformation:Robotics, autonomous and cyber physical systems (e.g. vehicles, embedded systems) - Sustainable innovation:Bioeconomy - Sustainable innovation:Climate change - Sustainable innovation:Eco-innovations - Sustainable innovation:Resource efficiency - Sustainable innovation:Smart green & integrated transport systems - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable energy & renewables - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable production & consumption - Sustainable innovation:Waste management

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

  • Analysing and reporting the market opportunities of the energy sector
  •  Organization and coordination of meetings and joint activities to share knowledge on strategic approaches for the clusters and SMEs in value-chains and in seeking synergies
  •  Dissemination and communication activities. Development of communication plans
  •  Identifying key and innovative projects and formation of consortia
  •  Great level in developing technological projects in cooperation
  •   Participation at trade fairs and exhibitions

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Provision and facilitation of access to training for members - Facilitation of collaboration between members (eg. joint training programs) - Promotion of activities (eg. job fairs and exhibitions) - Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation (reskilling staff from other sectors) - Collecting needs from company members - Connecting to other organisations in the regional ecosystem

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Internationalisation - Strategy development - EU project development

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Competence development - Mentoring

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 Other

Name & description

Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras 

The Program for Innovative Business Groups (AEI) of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MINETUR), launched in 2007, part of the European strategy for promoting competitiveness through the creation and development of innovative clusters Support for the creation and strengthening of "clusters," or business groups, is part of the European strategy for promoting the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises and innovation. According to this strategy, supporting the creation and strengthening of the 'cluster' is a means to alleviate the consequences that certain market failures related to size issues and coordination have on the possibilities for companies to interact with each other, establish flows and achieve sufficient knowledge to develop innovative projects that improve their competitive critical mass.

In Spain, following EU guidelines, it has implemented measures aimed at consolidating and strengthening "clusters" through the implementation of tools to support innovative business groups (AEI). According to the Order ITC / 3808/2007 of 19 December, the special register of innovative business clusters of the current Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism is regulated, the AEI must be not-for-profit and characterized by being a combination in a geographical area or productive sector companies and research centers and public or private training, involved in processes of collaborative exchange aimed at obtaining advantages and benefits arising from the implementation of specific innovative projects, around a market or target market segment or a branch or scientific reference sector. The purpose of these groups is to facilitate, by achieving a sufficient critical mass of companies and grouped set of organisms, innovative practices to improve the competitiveness of Spanish companies and their projection and international visibility.

Project name

MAIN RECENT PROJECTS

•Development of advanced solutions and tools for manufacturing automation modules smartbiogas (2015). Consortium of 2 SMEs and or Cluster Funded by MINETUR (Spanish Government) and ERDF. Budget:  125.000 €

•Design of a prototype for testing and validation of a new polyurethane coating to protect the leading edge of wind turbine blades (2015). Consortium of a major company, and SME and our Cluster funded by MINETUR and ERDF. Budget: 142.000 €

•Facilities for  intelligent management of Air Conditioning and Hot Water (2015). Consortium made of 3 SMEs, one techonological institute and our Cluster,  Funded by MINETUR and ERDF. Budget 141.000 €

•Use Of CO2 As A Substitute Of Chlorine-Based Chemicals Used In O&M Industrial processes For Macrofouling Remediation. LIFE+ Project  LIFE 13/ENV/ES/000426 Consortium of 4 major companies, 2 SME and our Cluster Budget 4,064 M€

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany
Italy
Portugal
Sweden

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

We are involved in a INNOSUP project with clusters from France, Italy, Sweden, Portugal and Germany among others.

We participated in several matchmaking events: in Hannover (EU-USA, April, 2016) and in Lyon (EU-Brazil, November, 2016)

We are in conversartions to join a ECSP

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News Achievements Published: 24.02.2021
Project: DIGIBIO - Digitalisation of biomass energy recovery processes with high added value

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