The project aims to set up a common and shared coherent international strategy amoung project partners,
by bringing togheter the “triple Helix” Research and Business Eco-system established in the 3 European
Through “Feeding The Planet”, UE Clusters wish to promote and commercialize the clusters’ expertise in the
field of agricultural/breeding/food R&D (including health and nutrition), either through bilateral agreements
and contracts or through calls from international organisations and governamental agencies and large
The project focus will be on the USA, Brazil, India and Chile.
The bioXclusters regions bring together more than 1700 companies developing their activity mainly in the fields of oncology, personalized medicine, cardiovascular, neurological, infectious, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Each region also brings its own specialties to the consortium.
Our companies work with innovative approaches in cutting-edge scientific research projects, maintaining a dynamic environment for facing the current market and patients’ needs.
The project focus will be on the USA, Brazil and China, with the aim of expanding to other partner countries in the long run.
The overarching goal of EU4SportsClusters is to facilitate the internationalisation of SMEs through clusters. Its specific objectives are:
- To foster international cooperation amongst SMEs using clusters as a tool.
- To increase the visibility of the sports clusters inside and outside Europe.
- To improve and upgrade existing programmes regarding cluster international activities
- To jointly develop an internationalisation strategy for the participant clusters.
- To communicate, disseminate and replicate these improvements to other clusters, related or not to sports.
The tentative target markets are Brazil and Russia.
The political reforms started in several Southern Mediterranean countries in 2011 provide enhanced opportunities to address in a new set-up the shared societal challenges along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the rest of Europe. The Joined Communication by the EU External Action Service and the European Commission „ A partnership for democracy and shared prosperity with the Southern Mediterranean“ identifies the weaknesses of economic system a highly unequal distribution of wealth and below need job creation as one of source of the unrest in particular of the youth. In consequence „Promoting inclusive economic development“ shall be one of major cooperation areas between the EU and countries of the Southern Mediterranean with the objective to accelerate job creation, growth prospects and wider participation in the wealth created.
Enhancing the innovation performance of local enterprises and industries, encouraging innovative entrepreneurship and providing better opportunities for business cooperation between European and local companies are important means to achieve those objectives.
For the EU budget 2012 the European Parliament made available an additional €2.0mio for targeted activities that enhance the support to innovative entrepreneurs in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon. This shall be achieved by providing local actors opportunities to take up proven European tools for better innovation support and connect themselves to specialised European networks of support practitioners like clusters, consulting
services for better management of intellectual property rights and innovation processes.
The general objective of the described actions is to contribute to the generation of jobs and the creation of competitive industries in the economies of Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon by enhancing the innovation support services to innovative entrepreneurs and industries with growth potential.
The focus of the REINA Project is to support European SMEs internationalisation through the design and implementation of joint cluster specific internationalisation strategies in renewable energy growing markets and other related energy technologies, like energy efficiency and smart grids. This strategies must contribute to:
Stimulate the commercialization, in emerging international markets, of the capabilities and technologies developed by our companies (used to compete in leading European markets).
Set up collaboration agreements with international peers in target markets (clusters, research centres, development agencies, etc)
Prepare the European energy industry, especially the SMEs, to compete in international energy markets characterized by high growth.
Provide visibility to European technology in renewable energies in international markets.
The project has a worldwide scope, excluding the European Union. The preliminary analysis will be conducted in terms of large areas such as Latam, Nafta, Eastern Europe, Asia, etc. The preliminary opportunity analysis will evaluate and identify the countries and energy segments of interest, which will be the ones that focus the activities of REINA project in phase 2 and 3. A priori, among the countries that may be of interest are: USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, India, China, Malaysia, Brazil, Russia and Mediterranean countries.
The overall aim of the TEXTILE2020 project is to bring together the European Advanced Textile Materials clusters with a view to develop and implement a long-term joint international strategy that contributes to securing, strengthening and extending the competitiveness of European companies, in particular SMEs, at the international level.
Following a detailed analysis (of business prospects, RDI assets, etc.) based on a consultation of the TEXTILE2020 project partners and of other relevant organisations (ETP, EBN, etc.) the following target countries were identified:
- Canada/ USA
- Japan / South Korea
- Tunisia / Morocco
The project WIINTECH is undertaken in the continuation and valorization of already achieved pre –existing projects or initiatives in order to build a common international strategy between a set of leading European clusters. This common strategy will aim at fostering the already accomplished intercluster and transnational partnerships and develop a joint intercluster cooperation towards internationally leading clusters (technology and industrial partnerships, training, technology transfer, mobility…).
The main targeted countries have been selected according to their previous experiences and review of priorities with their members. They are localized in three main geographical areas that concentrate growth potential of the targeted market: North America, South America and Asia. Complementary targets in Europe’s closer regions such as North Africa or Russia will also be considered based on ongoing experiences but with limited allocation of efforts in comparison to the three main targets. In these different regions, a series of targeted clusters has been already defined.