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Photonics for International Markets and Applications Plus
PIMAP Plus

Alithéa Lafaye
European project coordinator

Overview

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Summary and objectives

The PIMAP+ consortium has been set up to support 6 leading European clusters, their SMEs and regional ecosystem actors to strengthen cross-sectoral cooperation in the fields of photonics, advanced manufacturing, metalworking and aerospace industry. Together they will accelerate innovation and the industrial modernisation process in Europe and will provide a springboard for cluster SMEs to  internationalise and support regional actions through the leverage of photonic technologies and cross sectoral collaboration in key industrial value chains. The PIMAP+ project is a follow-up of the successful activities implemented in the PIMAP Partnership Strand 1 project funded under the COSME programme. After two years of action oriented project implementation and a solid internationalisation strategy, the partners seek to move to another level and accelerate access to international markets for SMEs and to support the development of business agreements and B2B cooperation. Four country markets will be targeted : The United-States, Canada, China and Japan. The consortium will capitalise on their existing connections in each country to maximise the benefits of the project for SMEs. 

The Specific Project Objectives that will be delivered by PIMAP are described below:

1. To support cross-sectoral cooperation among clusters organisations and SMEs

2. To foster SME engagement and SME internationalisation

3. To establish cooperation agreements with international business and research intermediaries in countries beyond Europe

4. To create a European identity and explore the possibility to establish a metacluster

5. To monitor the achievements of PIMAP+ project and its SMEs via a set of indicators

6. To develop a long-term exit strategy ensuring the sustainability of the PIMAP+ project

Results expected

  • Taking 6 leading European clusters as models and leaders for driving inter-cluster collaboration around a meta cluster approach;
  • Support and awareness raising to 1000+ European cluster SMEs and prepare them confront global markets, unlock opportunities and find the right partners;
  • Driving cross sectoral collaboration between photonic technology and advanced manufacturing applications and solutions with EU wide relevance
  • Active participation of SMEs in learning workshops and co-building the PIMAP+ project activities
  • Implementing the internationalisation strategy defined during Strand 1;
  • Support SMEs internationalisation through the organisation of one business mission in 4 key markets in photonics;
  • Policy synergies and complementarities with high profile European, National and regional policy actions such as KETs, Industrial Modernisation, Vanguard, cluster support, emerging industry value chains …
  • An active member of the ESCP-4i/ECCP community, disseminating results and willing to showcase project results at a European level;
  • Leverage additional resources from participating SMEs, ecosystems actors that can host meetings and share experiences:
  • A strong commitment to project implementation and sustainability through the establishment of a long-term partnership strategy

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment - Manufacturing:C26 Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products - Manufacturing:C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
Cross-sectoral industries
Experience Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Electronics

Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries

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United States
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Optics Valley
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Canada
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Optonique
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Latest news and documents

Document Published: 16.09.2021
PIMAP+ consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a canadian partner
News Published: 28.07.2021
Call for Interest: EMO Milano 2021
News Achievements Published: 29.06.2021
Sino-European Innovation Event of COSME PIMAP+ project: A great success of participation and outcomes!
News Published: 09.06.2021
Sino-European Forum - 16th and 17th June 2021