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INDESCAT- Catalan Sports Cluster
INDESCAT-Catalan Sports Cluster

Spain: Catalonia
Cristina Naches Olaria
Profile:
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Overview

About us

1.         Innovation: identify opportunities and launch innovative projects: market studies, working groups, partners search, financing of projects, etc.

2.         Talent: contribute to improve the talent of businesses and professionals: INDESCAT Knowledge & Learning program, participation in Masters in Sports Management, employment market-place, dissemination conferences, etc.

3.         Entrepreneurship: contribute to the creation of new companies and attract capital and entrepreneurs: advice and support for entrepreneurs, connect entrepreneurs with industry (cluster members), access to funding, etc.

4.         Internationalization: promote the internationalization of the industry: joint actions (fairs and missions), individual services for companies, international funded projects, etc.

5.         Visibility: Position sport as a Catalan  strategic industry and Catalonia as a world reference: Website, Twitter and Newsletter, appearances in press, business lunches, conferences, Catalan Sports Industry Awards

6.         Networking: encourage relationships between all industry members to generate business opportunities: participation in industry forums (local and Int'l)

Established - 19 April 2010
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Competence development
  • Hiring of specialists
  • Mentoring
  • Talent Attraction

Cluster composition

  • 94
    Cluster Members
  • 55
    SME's
  • 13
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 5
    Large Companies
  • 10
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 4
    Number of civil society members
  • 20
    Other Ecosystem Actors
  • Innovation:
    • Implementation of numerous collaborative innovation projects involving our members, achieving funding exceeding more than 1 million €. 
    • Working groups on different issues (Cycling, Public customer and events, Energy efficiency, Entrepreneurs sports and entrepreneur athletes, Active aging, Erasmus +, Sports and leisure activities, Mountain Sports, Sport in aquatic environments, Growth and business development strategies, Sports training, Childhood, Internationalization, Nutrition and sports performance, Health, TIC, Sports tourism
    • Organization of 8 annual days of Energy Efficiency in sports facilities
  • Internationalization:
    • Coordination and participation in EU projects: SmartSports4GoodLife, EU4SportsClusters Alliance, EU4SportsClusters and Skills4Sports
    • Organization of 10 trade missions to international countries around the world, like China, US or Brazil.
    • Elaboration of studies on international markets.
    • Accompaniment and visit to international fairs in the sports sector, like Interbike (Las Vegas), ISPO (Munich and Bejing) or FIBO (Cologne).
  • Talent:
    • Implementation of more than 30 training sessions on strategic and specific issues for the sports industry under the INDESCAT Knowledge and Learning training program.
    • Collaboration agreements with relevant knowledge centers of the sports sector.
    • Market studies on the Sports Practitioner and sectoral trends.
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Different programs and iniciatives to support entrepreneurship in the sports sector, like INDESUP!, INDESUP! Tech and Sport Tech Spirit
    • Mentorship of 18 sports startups
    • Sports Investment Forum
  • Visibility and Networking
    • 6 editions of the Sports & Business Awards
    • Participation in relevant national and international Days on the sports industry
    • More than 150 appeareance in mass media per year
    • More than 3.000 professionals taking part in INDESCAT actions per year
    • Access to national and international networks
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English French Spanish
Other label
AEI (Ministry of Industria, Energy and Tourism) and Catalonia Clusters
Cumulated employment of cluster members
4700
Cumulated turnover of cluster members
€ 2300

Management team

Oriol Serra
Cluster Manager
Cristina Naches
ECCP Responsible Person
Montse Centellas
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Arts, entertainment and recreation:R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities:R9311 Operation of sports facilities - Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities:R9312 Activities of sport clubs - Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities:R9313 Fitness facilities - Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities:R9319 Other sports activities
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Tourism
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Sports; games; amusements - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change
S3 EU priority areas

Services

Support services provided

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

Further information

The portfolio of services is divided into 6 strategic areas:

  1. Innovation: thematic work groups (energy efficiency, tourism, nutrition, childhood, health, IT, innovation, outdoor sports, biking, water sports, motorsports, etc.), innovation projects (R & D or business model), partners search, market research, individual innovation services for companies, RIS3CAT strategy.
  2. Training: INDESCAT Knowledge and Learning program (internationalisation strategies, e-commerce, digital marketing, digital and mobile technologies, alternative financing, etc.), collaboration agreements with different universities (UPF, UB, INEFC), internship agreements and job bank.
  3. Entrepreneurship:  programs to support entrepreneurship and new business models (INDESUP! and INDESUP!Tech), mentoring, conferences to promote new initiatives, Investment forums, etc.
  4. Internationalization: European projects (SmartSports4GoodLife), internationalisation projects (EU4SportsClusters Alliance and EU4SportsClusters), joint international missions together with other European clusters, visit to international sports fairs, individual services for companies (elaboration and implementation of internationalisation strategies plans), export groups management to attract new markets, annual benchmarking trips to other sports clusters, market research, international partners search (EPSI and EEN).
  5. Visibility: best practices and sectorial studies, international positioning of Barcelona and Catalonia and visibility of the sports industry, Business and Sports Awards, etc.
  6. Networking: permanent work groups and conferences on specific topics, business lunchs and meetings, fairs, collaboration agreements, etc.

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

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) - 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 - Hiring of specialists - Mentoring - Talent Attraction

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME

Name & description

  • AEI (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism) - Spanish Government.
  • IRC: Funded Support programes to support the cluster competitiveness  - Catalan Autonomous Government.

Project name

SmartSports4GoodLife

Skills4Sports

EU4SportsClusters Alliance

EU4SportsClusters

Towards Green Transition  

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Singapore
Canada
Chile
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities - Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc. - Other

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
EPSI
EEN
CATALONIA CLUSTERS
CLUSTERS.ES
CLUSTERS.CAT

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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Latest news and documents

News Achievements Published: 02.11.2021
Cycle of three webinars "Towards green transition in the sports sector"
News Achievements Published: 02.11.2021
Webinar on Diversification scheduled next 25t March
News Document Published: 11.03.2020
INDESUP! at the European SportsTech Ecosystem
News Document Published: 05.03.2020
INDESCAT launches the SmartSports4GoodLife project in a kick-off meeting in Barcelona

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