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Cluster management towards excellence in Advanced Manufacturing and Textile Industry
Start of Partnership: 
Monday, 3 February, 2020
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Partnership duration
Number of partners
Number of planned Exchanges
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Partnership Objectives: 

CLAMTEX main objective is to strengthen cluster management excellence of the participating European clusters to boost their specialized innovation eco-system by facilitating the cross-sectoral and cross-regional collaboration to facilitate the uptake of digitalization within and beyond the partnership with the implementation of ClusterXchange pilot scheme. CLAMTEX is an European Strategic Cluster Partnership composed of textile and advanced manufacturing clusters from 3 countries and 4 regions, with a joint strategy to facilitate the uptake of digitalization and the user-centered approaches, benefiting both advanced production suppliers and textile companies in a win-win approach. The main tasks implemented in CLAMTEX will follow Kaizen principles towards excellence and always-improving attitude using the Deming Cycle applied in cluster management. This will comprise several iterations of internal and external benchmarking, training in cluster management and in facilitating tools to foster excellent services to cluster’s members. CLAMTEX will also implement the ClusterXchange to foster the start of cooperation toward growth with focus on cross-sectoral and cross-border learning to benefit from the Single Market.

S3 EU priority areas: 
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
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Results expected: 

In total we expect that 2 staff from each cluster will participate in the capacity building, 50 participants in exchanges and a total of 635 SMEs will benefit from the revised cluster strategies that CLAMTEX will conduct. The different actions will lead to an increased awareness at each cluster on how their members can better exploit the Single Market opportunities with the development of several market and trend studies that will be complemented with the growth opportunities by means of exchanges and strategic visits at international partners. In the long run, the partnership aims to sustain the collaboration with a dedicated joint strategy and a roadmap of collaboration activities for the next years.

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
Cluster Têxtil: Tecnologia e Moda Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials, Nanomaterials

KETSAdvanced materials, Manufacturing & IndustryNanotechnology & engineering

Creative Industries, Medical Devices
Portugal Norte 56 33
AEI TÈXTILS Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials, Composite materials

KETSAdvanced materials, Manufacturing & IndustryTextiles, wearing apparel & leather& related products

Creative Industries, Environmental Industries
Spain Cataluña 36 28
EMC2 Aerospace Vehicles and Defence, Metalworking Technology

Aeronautical technology / Avionics, 3D printing

KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems, Manufacturing & IndustryMachinery & equipment n.e.c.

Blue Growth Industries, Digital Industries
France Pays de la Loire 380 180
PRODUTECH - Production Technologies Cluster Information Technology and Analytical Instruments, Production Technology and Heavy Machinery

Machine Tools, Plant Design and Maintenance

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)Computer programming, consultancy & related activities, KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems

Digital Industries, Environmental Industries
Portugal Norte 122 65
ATEVAL-Asociación de Empresarios Textiles de la Comunidad Valenciana Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials, Textile fibres

KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems, KETSAdvanced materials

Creative Industries
Spain Comunidad Valenciana 364 350