CLUSGRID - Clusters for Smart Grid

Ewa Rekosz

Overview

Profile:
56% completed
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EU contribution
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Summary and objectives

Objectives

CLUSGRID - Clusters for Smart Grid project is dedicated to improve consortium partners management and services for SMEs from all partners’ members. It is focused on building new value chain in the Smart Grid area. Specific objectives of the project are:

  • Strengthen clusters management excellence and position of EU clusters  
  • Provide top quality services for SMEs by clusters
  • Provide top quality support for SMEs to grow through cross-sectoral cooperation and innovation
  • Provide top quality support for SMEs to find new complementary partners from other countries and to cooperate on the international market
  • Assist on IPR protection for SMEs
  • Develop more world class clusters in the EU
  • Input into policy making at regional, national and European level

Sectoral/industrial focus: ICT, energy efficiency, renewable energy  

Executive Summary:

Activities of the CLUSGRID project are dedicated to consortium clusters’ management and to their members. The project will strengthen clusters management excellence. Consortium members are at  different levels of expertise (ESCA gold label – Pole SCS, silver label – Cluster CET and Industrial Cluster Srednogorie, bronze label – SOLARTYS and SECPhO, no ESCA label – Wschodni Klaster ICT coordinated by Wschodnia Agencja Rozwoju Sp. Z o.o.). After the cluster excellence activities such as benchmarking, knowledge exchange, experience and lessons learnt, study visits and workshops, consortium members will be able to improve the management of their organizations and provide top-quality services and support to SMEs. The awareness of benefits of cluster excellence will  be spread out to be integrated into regional and national programmes  to provide sustainable basis for further action to support cluster initiatives and R&D opportunities. Therefore, CLUSGRID partners will actively cooperate within the RIS3 frameworks of their region.

Expected Results

Benchmarked participants     1
Reviewed cluster strategies   6
Trained cluster managers   6
Workshops performed   7
New services to SMEs launched by participants  12
Improvement of SMEs satisfaction from the services offered  40%
Added-value tools    6
SMEs reached by the dissemination activities  300
Other clusters informed about the project results   20
Media appearances  50
Meetings with regional/national/European  policy makers to propagate the results of the project   12
Bilateral/multilateral partnership agreements signed   12

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Cross-sectoral industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems

Partnership composition

Profile name Location Project coordinator
The Eastern Cluster ICT

Poland

Pôle SCS

France

Canarias Excelencia Tecnológica

Spain

Solartys Spanish Solar Energy & Energy Efficiency Cluster

Spain

secpho deep tech innovation cluster

Spain

Industrial Cluster Srednogorie

Bulgaria

WSCHODNIA AGENCJA ROZWOJU SP. Z O.O. Coordinator
POLE SOLUTIONS COMMUNICANTES SECURISEES
CANARIAS EXCELENCIA TECNOLOGICA
ASOCIATION ESPANOLA PARA LA INTENACIONALIZACION Y LA INNOVACION DE LAS EMPRESAS

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 16.10.2018
International Workshop of Clusgrid Project in Poland
News Published: 16.10.2018
Second Study Visit of the CLUSGRID project to Nice
News Published: 16.10.2018
Clusgrid consortium makes grow their regions
News Published: 16.10.2018
Solartys hosts the Study Visit of the CLUSGRID Project