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European Lighting Cluster Alliance for Internationalisation
ELCA4i

Antonella Venza
Coordinator

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Summary and objectives

The main goal of the partnership is to intensify the collaboration of the European lighting industry clusters across borders and to establish the European Strategic Cluster Partnership – ELCA4i European Lighting Cluster Alliance for Internationalisation to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest for lighting SMEs companies towards third countries beyond Europe.

The specific objectives of the ELCA4i partnership are the following

  1. To build-up, a committed and long-lasting European Strategic Cluster Partnership of lighting clusters – ELCA4i European Lighting Cluster Alliance for Internationalization focused on the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises from the general lighting value chain;
  2. To develop a specific, comprehensive and long-term market-driven ELCA4i joint internationalization strategy for the reciprocal actual benefit of partner clusters and their SMEs while approaching third countries markets;
  3. To strengthen the role of ELCA4i partner clusters as drivers for member companies internationalization, and as instruments for stimulating the foreign direct investments inflow and increasing their regional business attractiveness;
  4. To support the ELCA4i clusters’ affiliated companies to take a proactive approach to internationalization in the third country markets, making them more strategic in foreign markets deployment, more self-confident but judicious and more successful in the new market's entrance process.

Target extra-EU countries: USA, CANADA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, SAUDI ARABIA and JAPAN

Results expected

ELCA4i Strategic Cluster Partnership will leverage its clusters internationalization potential through comprehensive joint internationalization strategy development process covering mutual knowledge and trust-building, target third-countries market intelligence gathering, knowledge and capacity building and C2C and B2B matchmaking and cross-fertilization. ELCA4i internationalization strategy aims to become a valuable tool for EU lighting clusters and to advance the innovation development of the European lighting SMEs and their business deployment beyond Europe.

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C27 Manufacture of electrical equipment
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Micro-electronics - Ecosystems:Construction

Partnership composition

Profile name Location Project coordinator
CICAT: Lighting Cluster

Spain

RETE DI IMPRESE LUCE IN VENETO

Italy

CLUSTER LUMIERE

France

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