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In order to serve the cluster community we are in permanent dialogue with its members. We want to learn about how they experience our services and how they benefit from them and share their comments and feedback as inspiration for others. Below you can find a selection of interviews and testimonials from cluster actors we met on various occasions.



Analysis of the survey for profiled cluster organisations: Executive Summary, October 2018

In July 2018, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) invited the profiled cluster organisations to a survey related to their activities and interactions with the platform. The survey was launched on July 20th, 2018 and stayed open until September 23rd, 2018. The main aim of this survey was to check the users’ satisfaction with the ECCP. The survey brings to light a great deal of information on how the ECCP could improve its services to better respond to the expectations of its users. The invitations to complete the survey were sent to 806 cluster organisations. Over 25% of the invited cluster organisations participated in the survey and more than 74% of the respondents are cluster organisations with over 5 years of experience. Read here the full executive summary of the survey analysis

 

Bianca Muntean, cluster manager iTech Transilvania Cluster by ARIES T about the  JOINT ROMANIAN – HUNGARIAN INTERNATIONAL CLUSTER CONFERENCE 2018:

We had the honour to be a part of the Joint Romanian - Hungarian International Cluster Conference at the end of November and the opportunity at the same time to bridge the cluster success stories of 2 neighbouring Eastern European countries which have followed different ways in reaching the same result- the establishment of a competitive and sustainable cluster landscape – in order to scale it up on the wider European perspective.

 

 

David Fernández Terreros, Clusters Coordination and Research Unit, SPRI - Basque Country Business Development Agency about the JOINT ROMANIAN – HUNGARIAN INTERNATIONAL CLUSTER CONFERENCE 2018:

It was a great pleasure and honour to speak at the Joint Romanian – Hungarian Cluster Conference 2018 and to share with an engaged audience the Basque experience on cluster development, convergence and integration, a hot topic across Europe.

Brilliantly organized by the Hungarian Min. of Finance, @Peter Keller, and the Romanian Cluster Association, Daniel Cosnita, it featured lively panels on topics such as cluster models, their contribution to regional development, the role of universities, traditional clusters’ potential or digitalisation; moderated by Gál Körmendy, IKOSZ; Lucia Seel, cluster expert; Simone Hagenauer, Ecoplus; Vuillermoz Patrick, PLASTIPOLIS; Christoph Matthias Reiss-Schmidt, Business Upper Austria; Marius V. Niculae, DTP; Zoltan Bendo, Tenderix and Gabriela Pirvu, Romanian Min. of Economy. Annalisa Tessarolo, DG Grow, outlined the EU cluster strategy.

We discussed with, among others, Prof. Paul Svasta, the crucial challenge of solving the talent gap in the manufacturing industry, allegedly a common European concern and a threat to industrial modernisation. Could this be a target for a joint action in the framework of European cluster policy?

David Fernandez Terreros

My sincere appreciation to the Government of Hungary for its kind invitation to participate in this Cluster conference.

 

Why and how a Romanian and a Moldavian cluster started to cooperate – an interview with: :
Ion Muntean - Member of the advisory board, Energy and Biomass Cluster in the Republic of Moldova
Mária Gáspár - Project manager; Green Energy Romanian Innovative Biomass Cluster






 

 

An example of collaboration initiated between a Ukrainian and a Hungarian cluster organisation – interview with :
Lyudmyla Shyyko - Managing director and founder of Precarpathian eco-energy cluster (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)
Ramón Vivanco Mugarra – International Project Coordinator (also for the ESCP-4i COSMENERG-4i), ArchEnerg Cluster, Hungary.
Tbilisi, July 2018, during the workshop "Towards EU – EaP cluster collaboration"





ANALYSIS OF SURVEY AMONGST THE ECCP PROFILED CLUSTER ORGANISATIONS: Executive Summary, July 2017

In June/July 2017, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform invited the profiled cluster organisations to a survey to learn about the users‘ satisfaction and enable the ECCP to provide better services to its members. Over 50%1 of the invited cluster organisations participated in the survey and more than 70% of the respondents are cluster organisations with over 5 years of experience. The survey looked for valuable feedback from the participants in relation to their internationalisation activities, their support of entrepreneurship and the use of - and expectations from - the ECCP services. Read here the executive summary of the survey analysis.

ANALYSIS OF SURVEY AMONGST THE ECCP PROFILED CLUSTER ORGANISATIONS – Executive Summary, January 2017

In January 2017, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform invited the profiled cluster organisations to a survey to learn about the users‘ satisfaction and enable the ECCP to provide better services to its members. 42% of the invited cluster organisations participated in the survey and more than 70% of the respondents are cluster organisations with over 5 years of experience. Read here the full executive summary.

 

 

 

 

Bianca Muntean, Cluster Manager, iTech Transylvania Cluster by ARIES T, Romania







 

Andrei Kelemen, Executive Director, Cluj IT Cluster
Romania






 

Pieter de Jong, EU Representative, Wetsus & Water Campus, Netherlands
ESCP-4i: EnW






 

Veronica Elena Bocci, Coordinator DITECFER District for Rail Technologies, High Speed, Networks' Safety & Security, Italy
ESCP-4i: PERES





 

Why and how started 2 Cluster Excellence projects to collaborate?

Katherina Ulrich, INNO-DROP Coordinator and Ewa Rekosz, CLUSGRID Coordinator




"The ECCP represents a gateway to the world and a powerful tool for developing international projects"

Alberto Pezzi, Director of Competitive and Clusters Strategy Division, Area of Business Development, ACCIÓ | Government of Catalonia



"You should register on ECCP to be up there, to share your information about your Cluster and to find knowledge about other Clusters"

Merete Daniel Nielsen, Director, Cluster Excellence Denmark

"We consider the ECCP as a very important tool for internationalisation of Cluster organisations."

Pavla Bruskova, President, National Cluster Association of the Czech Republic (NCA)



"The ECCP is the one-stop shop for all clusters managers of the world to gather online, exchange good pratices, to gain international visibility and to find partners for collaboration projects."

Emma Vendrell, Head of International Projects Clusters Unit - ACCIÓ | Government of Catalonia

"Without the European Cluster Collaboration Platform it would be a “game of hazard “ to find or not the right partner to participate in future business cooperation."

Alexandra Stoica, Cluster Manager - Transylvania Energy Cluster – TREC

"The big advantage to have the ECCP platform is that it’s a one-stop-solution, so you can go to only one place and have all the information at hand."

Peter Simkens, DSP Valley - Belgium

"The ECCP has become a very useful way to give more visibility to our activities and our projects."

José Ignacio Hormaeche, Cluster Manager - Basque Energy Cluster

"At NEPIC we use the ECCP as part of our international marketing of our capabilities, but also to show the type of projects we get involved with - in order to find some partners and share good ideas."

Stan Higgins, North East England Process Industry Cluster (Nepic) - United Kingdom

The new cluster collaboration Platform promises to be a very interesting and useful tool for the day-to-day work of a cluster manager. It will help us to present our products and services and companies...

Christiane Egger, Oekoenergie-Cluster, AUSTRIA

 

 

"Business today in globally connected industrial economies is all about relationships; so being able to demonstrate our relationship with complementary expertise across Europe is a crucial ingredient."

Jonathan Williams, Marine South East - United Kingdom