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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 1 January, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Noord-Brabant
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Connekt
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Kusters
Leo
Cluster Manager
0031492562500
l.kusters@automotivenl.com
Hendrix
Bram
Project Manager
0031628359964
b.hendrix@automotivenl.com
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
French
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Technology fields: 
Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems
Automation, Robotics Control Systems
S3 EU priority areas: 
Transport & logistics
Automated driverless vehicles
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
180
Number of SME members: 
160
Number of larger company members: 
10
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
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: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission and vision

AutomotiveNL contributes to a thriving Dutch automotive industry by promoting the industry nationally and internationally and representing it in interactions with OEM's, automotive suppliers, umbrella organizations, cluster organizations and government agencies.Mission The core focus areas are Smart Mobility, Green Mobility, Manufacturing and Materials. AutomotiveNL pursues innovation, education and knowledge transfer, validation and globalization. In addition, it fosters new business and promotes educational activities on the Automotive Campus.Vision The Netherlands has a thriving automotive industry that is particularly strong in Smart and Green Mobility and the associated supply chains. A third pillar of strength is in the area of Manufacturing & Materials (efficient, flexible and sustainable manufacturing processes); and moving forward the fourth pillar for making all these future innovations possible: the so-called Engineer of the Future. These are all of vital importance to the international automotive industry and enjoy enormous growth potential. With a targeted investment in these strengths, The Dutch automotive industry could grow and make a meaningful contribution to solving many social problems in the area of sustainability and mobility.

Objectives

AutomotiveNL is a strong, uniting cluster organization dedicated to working together with all automotive-related organizations to address the challenge facing the Dutch automotive industry. The most challenging areas at present are: - Green Mobility: Close collaboration on research and innovation in the area of:

1- ICE powertrains (internal combustion engines) 2- (x)EV powertrains (fully or partially electric powertrains)Source: Horizon 2020 - Smart Mobility: The introduction of an increasing level of automation in driving tasks, geared toward such benefit as:

1- Active safety (reducing accidets caused by human error) 2- Efficiency (increasing efficiency and battling congestion) 3- Comfort 4- Urban accessibilitySource: ERTRAC Roadmap - Efficient, Flexible & Sustainable Manufacturing Processes: Creating a technological platform for future development and industrialization:

1- Use of suitable materials in the vehicles of the future 2- Use of virtually engineered production processes 3- Implementation of sustainable, efficient manufacturing processesSource: Horizon 2020- Engineer of the Future: Moving from mono-disciplinary to multidisciplinary systems engineering:

1- Broad-based knowledge of mechanical, electrical and IT disciplines, along with their interconnectedness in the systems as a whole 2- Knowledge of changes in social and mobility issues and challenges for driving behaviour and traffic management 3- Substantial contribution to innovative, sustainable manufacturing processes and virtual engineering concepts.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Details of support services: 

Activities

AutomotiveNL pursues a range of motivational and auxiliary activities that benefit the entire Dutch industry:  Promoting a strong Ecosystem Maintaining and expanding upon a strong automotive collaborative network made up of enterprising industrial partners, topflight knowledge developers, educational institutes and relevant government bodies with strong links to international networks and developments.Encouraging Innovation Supporting research and innovation by industrial partners and research institutions with joint strategy development, roadmaps and project initiatives within the leading industry of HTSM (High-Tech Systems and Materials).Working to expand the Automotive Campus Promoting activities and collaboration at the Automotive Campus in Helmond. The Automotive House on campus is a showcase for automotive industry activities organized by AutomotiveNL that have a clear relevance and are mutually reinforcing. AutomotiveNL pursues its vision of boosting the innovation power of the Dutch automotive industry by grouping its activities under four focus areas: Factory 2025, Vehicle 2025, Mobility 2025 and Engineer 2025.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Promoting a strong Ecosystem Maintaining and expanding upon a strong automotive collaborative network made up of enterprising industrial partners, topflight knowledge developers, educational institutes and relevant government bodies with strong links to international networks and developments.Encouraging Innovation Supporting research and innovation by industrial partners and research institutions with joint strategy development, roadmaps and project initiatives within the leading industry of HTSM (High-Tech Systems and Materials).

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Mov'eo
Bayern Innovativ
MichAuto (USA)
JobsOhio (USA)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: