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European TEXtile-TRAnsport-Sustainability paradigm for industrial clusters EXcellence in cross-sector innovation
Start of Partnership: 
Monday, 3 February, 2020
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Partnership Objectives: 

EXTRATEX partnership is composed of 6 clusters across 5 different regions, Italy, Spain, Germany, Slovakia and Czech Republic, these last two from less developed regions. The partnership brings together clusters from textile, automotive, plastic and Safety and Security in industry. Thus, the partnership has the common objective to implement strategic partnerships and joint collaboration initiatives for a mutual transfer of knowledge, innovation capacities and its possibilities between these target sectors, through raising cluster excellence in the production and value chains of sustainable solutions, as well as the on-the-job-training for the staff and managers, experience sharing and market access and identification of partnerships.

Project refers to all cluster organisations and business network organisations, SMEs that are cluster members and scaling- up support organisations from COSME participating countries. Besides, regional authorities are considered potential target group in EXTRATEX project. This set of goals will be achieved through the implementation of the following actions:

  • Enhancing cluster managers’ skills: 3 bronze labels and 3 silver labels and a benchmarking exercises, offering new add-value support services by cluter organisations for supporting the growth and competitiveness of their SME members;
  • Developing 6 individual clusters strategies and its roadmaps;

  • Developing a comprehensive strategy for the cluster partnership;

  • Organising joint collaboration activities: two learning events and study-visits, 3 interregional matchmaking events (C2C and B2B)

  • Supporting the implementation of the ClusterXchange pilot scheme; where 59 visits are planned, of which 30 are SMEs, and 17 are non-ESCP-4x members, from different sectors; and

  • Dissemination and awareness raising activities

Emerging industries: 
Experience Industries
Sectoral Industries: 
Results expected: 
  • knowledge and technology transfer processes between participants enterprises;
  • trigger technological or business synergies;
  • increase of inter-regional and cross-sector cooperation;
  • matchmaking events, either B2B or C2C;
  • increase networking capacities and reciprocal knowledge of the sectors;
  • development of innovative and sustainable solutions;
  • enhancing cluster managers' skills;
  • 59 visits, including 30 SMEs and 17 non-ESCP-4X members.
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Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
AECIM Automotive, Metalworking Technology

Machining (turning, drilling, moulding, planing, cutting), Moulding, injection moulding, sintering

Manufacturing & IndustryBasic metals & of fabricated metals products, Manufacturing & IndustryMotor vehicles & other transport equipments
Spain Comunidad de Madrid 190 170
Slovenský plastikársky klaster Environmental Services, Plastics

Moulding, injection moulding, sintering, Plastics, Polymers

KETSAdvanced materials, ServicesEducation

Environmental Industries, Experience Industries
Slovakia Bratislavský kraj 37 17
CLUTEX - klastr technicke textilie, z.s. Textile Manufacturing

Advanced Textile Materials

KETSAdvanced materials

Creative Industries
Czech Republic Severovýchod 36 29
OTIR2020-TFC - Next Technology Tecnotessile Apparel, Financial Services

Nanomaterials, Finisher related to Textiles Technology

Service innovationNew or improved service processes, ServicesEducation

Creative Industries, Environmental Industries
Italy Toscana 480 450