ESCP S3 for speeding up industrial modernisation of agrofood packaging sectors towards Industry 4.0 and digital transformation by Cluster- Facilitated X-Industry Hackathons
DIGICLUSTERS

Latvian IT Cluster

Overview

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Summary and objectives

The specific objectives of the DIGICLUSTERS include:

  • To develop the joint cluster partnership strategy with a common “European” strategic vision and objectives for the envisaged cluster collaboration and value chain linkages in a specific smart specialisation priority area
  • To identify strategic partners from Europe and build long-lasting partnerships with focus on high value objectives, cross-sectoral cooperation and boosting industrial modernization
  • To foster business-to-business (B2B) and cluster-to-cluster (C2C) collaborations and to build linkages with existing relevant interregional RIS3 partnerships under the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernization
  • To identify sectoral, territorial and organizational potential of clusters and its members to support cross-border collaboration and SMEs needs and current challenges in terms of digitalization and Industry 4.0 implementation
  • To prototype new value chains and emerging industries based on combined competences of consortium partners focusing on developing competitive next generation & added-value products and services through innovative approach of intra-regional and interregional hackathons
  • To create coherent Partnership identity to support clusters and SMEs international visibility and develop joint brand to promote consortium international recognition
  • To promote new investments between European innovation actors, especially SMEs
  • To actively disseminate project activities at European and international level using traditional and digital channels
  • To learn and monitor project activities promoting exchanges between Partnerships and enabling cross-fertilization and learning from successful and unsuccessful experiences

Results expected

  • Number of resulting collaboration and innovation projects - at least 3 projects
  • Total amount of investments generated - at least 1.5 million EUR
  • Number of SMEs having directly benefitted from the supported actions - 32 SMEs
  • Number of SMEs having indirectly benefitted from the supported actions - 739 SMEs
  • Number of partnership agreements resulting from the supported actions - 16
  • Number of cluster organisations, other business networks, technology centres and science parks from different COSME participating countries having benefitted directly and indirectly from the support actions - 20
  • Number of bilateral meetings, joint events and deliverables that were either prepared in consultation with or directly feed input into other initiatives and key networks - 60
  • Number of collaboration projects (cases) solved in hackathons - 24
  • Number of facilitated online matchmaking meetings - 32

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems

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Latest news and documents

Document Published: 23.07.2020
Online Handbook for S3 and RIS3 policy makers
Document Published: 15.07.2020
DIGICLUSTERS Long-term agenda summary
News Achievements Document Published: 09.07.2020
Policy Brief: X-Industry Hackathon model - Tool to stimulate RIS3
News Achievements Document Published: 09.07.2020
How to organize a hackathon?