ESCP-4i: Third Generation (2020-2022)

On 1 September 2020, 24 new cluster Partnerships started working under the third edition of the Clusters Go International action. The action supports clusters from Europe to work together and look for trade and investment opportunities and cooperation partners in third markets for the benefit of their members, especially Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

The Partnerships are made up by 78 clusters covering 20 European countries. The Partnerships will be active, mainly, in the following sectors: clean-tech and environmental services, energy, health, mobility, smart cities, ICT, electronics, textiles and hospitality. Nineteen countries are targeted with the USA, Canada, China, and Japan being the most popular ones.

In a globalised world, in order to thrive, companies need to take advantage of new opportunities created at international markets. The activities supported by this action will reinforce the growth, enhance the competitiveness and strengthen the long-term sustainability of participants.

The action will also help clusters and companies to respond to the most recent challenges created by the pandemic. Partnerships will work towards making international supply and value chains more resilient, adjusting to recent shifts in consumer demand and creating international partnerships for innovation.

Previous experience showed us that SMEs, instead of doing it alone, are more successful in internationalisation when they receive support from clusters through the organisation of international study visits, partnering and “matchmaking” missions.


 

ESCP4i Strand1 2020-2022 selected projects

Project Acronym Project Title Industry Targeted countries Numbers of partners Partnership composition No of SMEs involved

ELCA

European Lightweight Cluster Alliance (Lightweight products, technologies and services in 4 mobility sectors: aerospace & aeronautics, automotive, rail and maritime)

Smart Mobility USA
India
Japan
Latin America
5 750

PRESTIGIOUS

Euroepan Strategic Cluster Partnetrship to go International for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - drones) Smart Mobility Chile
Nigeria
Equatorial Guinea
Canada
4 60

PERCY

International Cluster Cooporation for Recycling of Polymers Cleantech Indonesia
India
Israel
USA
4 180

FASCINATE

SUSTAINABLE FASHION ALLIANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL MARKETS Textiles /cleantech Japan
Canada
South Korea
USA
4 650

GEN.ERA

Digital Genomic Alliance to Explore New Markets for Acceleration Health Australia
China
India
Japan
South Korea
5 80

BRIDGE

Building Relations to go International for Data-Driven Growing Enterprises (Start-ups and SMEs) Data Economy USA
Israel
UEA
Latin America
4 1100

NE4HEALTH

New European Electronics for Global Health and Wellbeing Health USA
Japan
South Korea
Israel
Canada
5 250

GSSC

Green Small Smart Cities Smart cities Africa
Latin America
Asia
5 200

ELCA4i

European Lighting Cluster Alliance For Internationalisation Electronics Canada
USA
Japan
3
Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto Cluster IT;
Cluster Lumière FR;
CICAT Lighting Cluster ES
370

C2Future

Clusters for the City of the Future Smart cities USA
Canada
Mexico
Colombia
Algeria
4
TOULON VAR TECHNOLOGIES FR;
2425

ESCP4i Strand2 2020-2022 selected projects

Project Acronym Project Title Industry Targeted countries Numbers of partners Partnership composition No of SMEs involved

Welliance HOSPITALITY

World-class European aLLIANCE for the internationalisation of SMEs of the contract-HOSPITALITY sector Hospitality USA
Mexico
South Africa
5 430

GEO ENERGY EUROPE 2

Geo-Energy for the XXIst Century Renewable energy Kenya
Chile
Canada
New Zeland
9
Geoscience Ireland IE;
European Geothermal Energy Council BE;
Association française des Professionnels Français de la Géeothermie FR;
Cluster of Applied Earth Sciences HU,
Jeotermal Elektrik Santral Yatırımcıları DERneği TR;
Avenir Energie Environnement ,FR
Consorzio per lo Sviluppo delle Aree Geotermiche IT;
Spanish Geothermal Technology Platform ES;
GeoEnergy Celle DE
600

INTonomous

INTernationalisation for Autonomous Driving actors Smart mobility Canada
United States
UAE
5
Mov’eo FR;
Fondazione Torino Wireless IT;
Baden-Württemberg Connected e.V., DE;
Media Evolution SE;
Moravskoslezský automobilový klastr, CZ;
ZONE Cluster HU
200

EUT

EU Techbridge (Solutions addressing the energy – water nexus: 1) reducing water use in the energy sector 2) reducing energy use in the water sector ) Cleantech Canada
United States
5
Sustainable Business Hub Scandinavia SE;
CLEAN DK;
VAESEN ES;
LE2C IT;
Water Alliance NL
188

ELBE PLUS

European Leaders of Blue Energy Smart energy USA
Canada
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
6
BASQUE ENERGY CLUSTER ES;
DE BLAUWE CLUSTER VZW BE;
ENERGY INNOVATION CLUSTER DK;
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN (OFFSHOREVÄST) SE;
ABERDEEN RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP LTD UK;
PÔLE MER MÉDITERRANÉE - BUSINESS & INNOVATION SEA CLUSTER FR
420

MAGIA2MARKET

MAGIA2market (MedTech: medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and medical imaging equipment) Health USA
Canada
Japan
4
Bioindustry Park Silvano Fumero Spa IT;
Association Lyon Biopole FR;
Biowin Asbl BE;
Life Science Nord Management GmbH DE;
560

FoodPackLab 2.0

Deep Tech-Packaging Partnership for Food Innovation Agri-food India
South Africa
7
Southern European Cluster in Photonics and Optics ES;
Associació Cluster del Packaging ES;
Systematic Paris Region FR;
VITAGORA POLE FR;
Consiglio Nazionale delleRicerche, IT;
Pack4Food, BE;
Videncenter for Fødvareudvikling DK
1700

AUMENTA

Speeding up network internationalization of food, ICT Industry 4.0 clusters and their SMEs Agri-food Georgia
Morocco
Uruguay
5
Latvian Information Technologies cluster LV;
UNIMOS Foundation PI;
Latvijas Partikas uznemumu federacija LV
Asociación Clúster Granada Plaza Tecnológicay Biotecnológica ES;
Lithuanian Food Exporters Association LT
739

PIMAP Plus

Photonics for International Markets and Applications Plus Electronics Canada
USA
China
Japan
6
ALPHA-Route des Lasers et des Hyperfréquences FR;
TRIPLE STEELIX SE;
PRODUTECH PT;
CZ, ES;
BUISNESS JOENSUU CZ;
AFIL IT
900

eT4S

European Technology for Sustainability (Technology enabled solutions addressing sustainability challenges in urban areas (water, air, energy, waste etc.)) Cleantech USA
China
Singapore
5
DSP Valley BE;
House of Energy DK;
Sofia Knowledge City BG;
Digital Knowledge Observatory PI;
Gaia ES
2629

GCC.eu

Global Cosmetics Cluster Europe Cosmetics Mexico
South Korea
USA
India
UAE
6
Cosmetic Valley FR;
Beauty Cluster Barcelona ES;
Associação Empresarial da Beira Baixa PT;
Transylvania Lifestyle Cluster RO;
Polo Tecnologico della Cosmesi IT;
İstanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters’ Association TR;
760

TEXGLOBAL

EUROPEAN INNOVATIVE TEXTILES GO INTERNATIONAL: INNOVATIVE GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN CREATION AND TEXTILE GLOBAL MARKETS EXPLORATION Textiles USA
Vietnam
Mexico
5
OTIR2020 – TUSCANY FASHION CLUSTER IT;
AEI TÈXTILS ES;
ATEVAL ES;
TECHTERA – ASSOCICION TECHTERA FR;
CITEVE CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO DAS INDÚSTRIAS TÊXTILE DO VESTUÁRIO DE PORTUGAL PT
980

Space2waves

Clusters in action for the internationalisation of European SMEs taking advantage of the cross-sectoral dimension of Earth observation for Blue Growth market Earth Observation UAE
Australia
Canada
South Africa
6
Pôle Mer Méditerranée – Toulon Var Technologies FR;
Aerospace Valley FR,
UK PT;
Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale IT;
Corallia/ R.C.Athena EL;
Forum Oceano PT
80

ConnectEO

Connecting European Earth Observation to International Markets Earth Observation Australia
Chile
3
European Association of Remote Sensing Companies BE;
Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique FR;
Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía ES
430