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AEI Conocimiento Asturias / Innovative Knowledge Business Association of Asturias

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General Information
Year Established: 
Thursday, 1 October, 2009
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Principado de Asturias
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Marga
Alonso León
ECCP Responsible Person
+34 985 099 214
marga.alonso@clustertic.net
Rubén
Carrandi Cortina
Internationalisation Responsible
+34 984 291 212
ruben.carrandi@fundacionctic.org
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Communications Equipment and Services
Education and Knowledge Creation
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Applications for Health
ERP - Electronic Resources Planning
e-Government
S3 EU priority areas: 
Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks (e.g. smart grids)
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
e-Inclusion (e.g. e-Skills, e-Learning)
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
32
Number of SME members: 
22
Number of larger company members: 
8
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ASAC Comunicaciones
SME
Clúster TIC Asturias
SME
CSC
Larger Company
CTIC Centro Tecnológico
Technology Center
Capgemini
Larger Company
Cets Informatica del Principado
SME
Contein XXI
SME
Desarrollos de Estrategias Exteriores DEX
SME
Develomobile
SME
Espiral
SME
Felguera TI
Larger Company
Formastur
SME
Futuver
SME
Grupo Intermark
Larger Company
Grupo Meana
SME
IBCmass
SME
Impulso Industrial Alternativo
SME
Instituto Cíes
SME
Izertis
Larger Company
Neosystems
SME
Onepoint
SME
PISA
SME
Satec
Larger Company
Seresco
Larger Company
Sico
SME
Simbiosys
SME
Talento Corporativo
SME
Telecable
Larger Company
Treelogic
SME
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Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

To promote technological development, innovation, knowledge management and applied research in the field of knowledge society, contributing to its partners growth through the adoption of collaborative strategies aimed at promoting research, the introduction of new technologies and the implementation of innovations within the scope of their respective business activities, to increase productivity and competitiveness.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Periodic Information dissemination
Details of support services: 

The AEI Conocimiento Asturias / Innovative Knowledge Business Association of Asturias provides services to its members in order to promote the collaboration among them and with other Clusters, as well as direct advisory services and activities for projects cooperation.

The organizations uses a technology surveillance tool to spread information among its members.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Colombia
Mexico
Peru
Uruguay
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
France
Germany
Italy
Poland
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Our cluster took part in the call COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03_CLUSTER GO INTERNATIONAL.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
North South Logistics & Transport Cluster, Poland (Europe)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME

INNOEKOTECH.

Our cluster took part in the call COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03_CLUSTER GO INTERNATIONA, but the project was not selected for funding.

Promotion
Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

The Innovative Knowledge Business Association of Asturias - Agrupación Empresarial Innovadora del Conocimiento de Asturias (AIE) was founded in October 2009, it is registered in the Special Register of Innovative Business Groups of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade (REAEI-00102), and it is a member of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

The association has the participation of 30 Asturian companies of the Knowledge sector (ICT and related), and 3 entities belonging to the Asturian business and innovation system, among which are CTIC Technology Centre and other key agents in the region, which regularly provide solutions to shared and common problems of the Asturian companies and facilitate an active network of knowledge and information sharing, based on close collaboration.

The team of experts that works with the AIE consists of a multidisciplinary technical team of highly qualified professionals, including more than 60 experts who have accumulated many years of experience related to project planning , joint-research, and knowledge exchange, in the field of technological innovation, in the course of the regional, national and international projects developed so far.