PRODUTECH - Production Technologies Cluster

Portugal: North (Portugal)
Pedro Rocha
Executive Director
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Type of organisation
Resource efficiency support services
Resource efficiency expertise
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Cooperate with international partners
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Mission, vision and objectives

PRODUTECH – Production Technologies Association is the promoter and manager of the Production Technologies Cluster.

PRODUTECH aims to implement collective efficiency strategies and initiatives that promote the competitiveness, growth and development of manufacturing technology companies in a structured way.

PRODUTECH promotes initiatives that boost the companies’ internationalization, innovation and qualification processes. It aims at promoting and exploiting the emergence of agglomeration economies through cooperation and networking between manufacturing technology companies and other relevant stakeholders, such as companies from customer sectors or organizations from the National Science and Technology System.


  • Promoting and supporting initiatives and projects that value and expand the cooperation between manufacturing technology companies and other relevant entities and stakeholders;
  • Promoting the image and valorization of manufacturing technology companies and industry;
  • Promoting research, development, innovation and a constant exchange of ideas, experiences and projects with the abovementioned companies and sectors;
  • Establishing privileged contacts with higher education institutions, research units, interface R&D institutions, technology centers and other public and private entities, as well as with other similar national or international institutions;
  • Providing services to associates and other contributing entities, creating and administrating funds on their behalf;
  • Disseminating and discussing relevant topics by promoting conferences and workshops, as well as publishing documents and studies not only for the associates, but also for the general public;
  • Cooperating with public authorities and other associations in order to carry out joint initiatives;
  • Fulfilling the necessary and adequate responsibilities in order to pursue the Association’s aims.

Services offered

Axis 1: Growth, consolidation and qualification of the business base of the sector

It integrates the promotion of cooperation among Production Technologies companies and the articulation with other stakeholders via the promotion of projects, actions and initiatives aimed at the modernization of the industrial fabric and other concerted action. It includes articulations with several entities in the framework of creating support conditions, the mobilization and attraction of strategic investment, the articulation with the education system, bringing the educational/training offer closer to the needs of the sector, among others.

Axis 2: Mobilisation for cutting edge R&D+I in the sector

It integrates the deepening of strategic cooperation in the fields of R&D+I, between Production Technology companies  and other stakeholders (user sectors, R&D, Education and Training entities,...), for the development of strategic projects with high technological content, promoting the integration, cross-fertilisation (intersectoral) of knowledge and technology and the valorisation of the sector's offer. The focus includes gathering critical mass, establishing synergies and increasing the efficiency/effectiveness of investments (avoiding duplication of efforts and leveraging capacities).

Axis 3: Strengthening the visibility and internationalisation of the sector

It integrates the reinforcement of the national and international visibility of the sector and its internationalisation. It includes the demonstration of the capacities held by the sector, the promotion of its insertion in global R&D+I networks and global supply chains, actions in the fields of interclusterisation, the promotion of missions of strategic interest and investment attraction, and connection to international movements, among others.

Axis 4: Promoting access to strategic information in the sector

It includes the promotion of value-added services and initiatives for the sector's capacity building, namely in terms of information and strategic intelligence and the development of knowledge in areas relevant to the sector, e.g. in the context of (i) access to global value chains, (ii) new financing models for the sale of the sector's production technologies to clients, (iii) the strengthening of engineering skills, (iv) turnkey solutions for the manufacturing industry clients ("one-stop-shop" solutions) and/or (v) the upgrading of supply geared towards market specificities.

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Low carbon industries - Ecosystems:Digital
Technology fields
F\: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting:Machines or engines in general; engine plants in general; steam engines F\: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting:Engineering elements or units; general measures for producing and maintaining effective functioning of machines or installations; thermal insulation in general G\: Physics:Computing; calculating; counting G\: Physics:Information and communication technology [ICT] specially adapted for specific application fields Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas

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