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ASICE. Rubber Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 22 October, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Comunidad de Madrid
Other Label: 
Agrupación Empresas Innovadoras
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
FENAEIC
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Pilar
Martín-Luengo
Cluster Manager
(+34) 914458412
proyectos@asice.eu
Jose Luis
Rodríguez del Castillo
Other
(+34) 914458412
tecnica@asice.eu
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Vulcanized and Fired Materials
Technology fields: 
Moulding, injection moulding, sintering
Rubber
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Advanced materials
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
101
Number of SME members: 
83
Number of larger company members: 
12
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ITAINNOVA
Technology Center
ICTP-CSIC
Research Organisation
LEARTIKER
Technology Center
CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO RIOJANO
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The mission of ASICE is to contribute to the improvement of the competitiveness of the rubber sector, raising its technological level and improving its capacities to generate and develop quality and synergistic projects in the field of R & D and innovation, as well as to promote its ideas and Projects through cooperation with other sectors. In order to promote the innovation policies that the sector needs, ASICE must be an instrument to facilitate the development of applied research projects for Innovation and Technological Development with the purpose of improving the productivity and competitiveness of companies and promoting the internationalization of companies, either through R + D + i or through marketing processes. ASICE must also develop strategies and programs for SMEs to be able to innovate and manage technical change in their processes and products, in order to regenerate the sectoral economy and generate employment.  

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Argentina
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
France
Germany
Italy
Turkey
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
ELASTOPOLE (Rubber). France
PLASTIWIN (Rubber). Belgium
Ostim (Rubber). Turkey
SECPhO (Optics and photonics). Spain
CCI (footwear). Spain
CTCR (footwear). Spain
CSA (Green construction). Spain
GAIA (ICT). SPain
FENAEIC (Cluster association). Spain
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

National (Spain) programm Clusters Support

Relevant Project References: 
TEEPPI (The Europen Elastomer and Polymer Partnership Iniciative)
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

* Techical events with 80-110 attendees about Smart Rubber, Rubber innovation formulations, Connecting rubber 4.0

* More and more collaborative projects

* More and more participation in the innovation meetings (30-40 attendees)

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

ASICE is the Spanish ecosystem of the rubber sector where SMEs, large companies and research centers can develop innovation projects and create the best conditions for long term business success for all their partners. ASICE is the unique window that helps companies to be more competitive, through competence centers that offer technological infrastructure, access to the latest knowledge, experience and technology to support their partners. It also encourages cooperation between other actors within and outside Spain. ASICE has sector, technological and business expertise to provide solutions to its partners, build relationships and establish partnerships