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For the 25th anniversary of the COSMETIC VALLEY cluster, the jury of the COSMETIC VICTORIES 2019 hosted by the Ministry of Finance, awarded its prizes to a Japanese team and a Belgian team. As COSMETIC VALLEY was celebrating simultaneously its 25th anniversary and its fourth accreditation by the State as national coordinator of the cosmetics sector, of which it remains the one and only competitiveness cluster, the fourth COSMETIC VICTORIES competition took place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Finance Ministry, under the patronage of the Minister of Economy and...
Date: 14/06/2019 - 08:12 | COSMETIC VALLEY

EU-TEXTILE2030, the European Advanced Textile Materials cluster, was in Colombia last year from July 23 rd to 27 th in its first business mission coordinated by the Catalan Technical Textiles' cluster, AEI Tèxtils. During the mission, EU-TEXTILE2030 representatives meet with several major stakeholders from the Colombian textile sector including clusters, business associations, research centers, and related government initiatives. Now, the partnership has signed a memorandum of understanding with one of the major stakeholders visited during the mission, Ruta N. Ruta N is the Medellin agency for promoting innovation in the...
Date: 11/06/2019 - 11:17 | AEI TÈXTILS
On June 7 th 2019, the Institute of Textile Research and Industrial Cooperation of Terrassa (INTEXTER), member of AEI Tèxtils, organized the second conference on Textile industry and Sustainability in Terrassa. The event gathered more than 170 professionals and researchers from across Spain. Several speakers from the industry and academy discussed on the latest trends, needs, opportunities and success stories towards a sustainable textile industry with the broadest term possible. Josep Casamada, Project Manager at AEI TÈXTILS, the technical textiles’ cluster of Catalonia, presented the conference Sustainability and...
Date: 11/06/2019 - 09:30 | AEI TÈXTILS

Triple Steelix hosted one of the planned workshops in the Project . A seminar and workshop was held in Borlänge, Sweden on April 11, 2019. Focus was to discuss possibilities with photonics applications in the steel industry. Saed Moussavi, SSAB and Jan Kokk, Sandvik, gave good insights in what challenges there are and an outlook into future developments. Also RISE, Shapeline and SME's like Radarbolaget and Proximion presented possible photonics based solutions. About 25 persons attended the seminar and workshop and were informed about the internationalisation opportunities available through the PIMAP Partnership network...
Date: 10/06/2019 - 13:23 | Triple Steelix / Jernkontoret

The it's OWL transfer vouchers are very well received by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in OstWestfalenLippe (OWL). 18 transfer projects have already been submitted, about 20 more are in development. In the projects, a research institutes in cooperation with the company is investigating or introducing the potential of new technologies such as machine learning or holistic product development. In return, the companies receive state funding of up to 80 percent. How can I increase the efficiency and productivity of my machine? How can I develop new services from data? And how can I relieve my employees with...
Date: 07/06/2019 - 07:19 | it's OWL Clustermanagement GmbH
Two start-ups from the garage33 think tank in Paderborn were able to gain a foothold in the Far East this month. COMPUTEX in Taipei is the largest leading trade fair for electronics in Asia. With their innovative software products, the young entrepreneurs from AMendate and Unchained Robotics attracted great interest from the industry in the Asian market. Not much time has passed since the two inventor teams were last able to present their products to an international audience: At the Hannover Messe in April 2019, both presented their innovations in cooperation with the Leading-Edge Cluster it's OWL. The organisers of...
Date: 07/06/2019 - 07:14 | it's OWL Clustermanagement GmbH

The Water Council (Milwaukee, USA) and the CWP (Catalonia, Spain) signed an MOU agreement at WEFTEC last year. Since then, they have welcomed two cluster-associated companies from CWP: SIGMA DAf and CondorChem Envitech , as overseas members of The Water Council. Recently Beverly Ferrara, representing The Water Council met with Xavier Amores, Cluster manager, and Sara Gabarron, Project Manager. The reunion took place in Barcelona with the aim to discuss the way to strengthen their relationship even further and to meet with Catalan companies that are interested in exploring business opportunities in the U.S. by working with...
Date: 06/06/2019 - 09:51 | Catalan Water Partnership (CWP)

On May 30-31, 2019 the Second Business Forum was held at Polessky State University. The technological platform of the Forum is the Industrial and innovative cluster in the field of biotechnologies and "green economy". Polish colleagues, the representatives of the "North-South" transport and logistics cluster (Gdansk), participated in the Forum and presented their projects as well. After the plenary session of the forum, a letter of intent was signed on behalf of Polessky State University and ‘Brestmyasomolprom’ holding. The document provides for the creation of a research and technology platform in order to apply...
Date: 05/06/2019 - 09:27 | Innovative and Industrial Cluster in the field of Biotechnologies and "green economy"

FACYL, Automotive Cluster of Castilla y León has identified the need to develop actions that raise awareness and generate confidence by seeing the real applicability of additive manufacturing technologies In order to meet this need FACYL has launched the project ADDITIVE DEMO which is based on 2 key actions: Demostration workshops in facilities with industrial equipments to encourage undestandind and contact with additive manufacturing technology. B2B Meetings to promote contact and collaboration with technological agents who have expertise in industrial additive...
Date: 04/06/2019 - 12:07 | FACYL CASTILLA Y LEON AUTOMOTIVE CLUSTER

AEICE, Efficient Habitat Cluster, has become the first Spanish cluster to sign the letter of adhesion to the Global Compact for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) promoted by the United Nations, which will entail "evaluating the impact and commitment to the SDG of all projects and actions developed by the cluster from now on," explained its president, Ricardo Fortuoso, during the Annual General Assembly. As Fortuoso stated, "This signing represents a further step on the line opened almost a year ago, outlined in our Strategic Plan 2019 2022, which reinforces our commitment to the dissemination of SDG throughout the value...
Date: 04/06/2019 - 07:05 | AEICE

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