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Bavarian IT-Logistics Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 14 November, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Other Label: 
Go Cluster
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
Cluster Manager
Languages spoken: 
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Transportation and Logistics
Technology fields: 
S3 EU priority areas: 
Transport & logistics
Computer programming, consultancy & related activities
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Logistical Services
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
IT logistics
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of larger company members: 
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy

The cluster has set itself the task of increasing the competitiveness and market opportunity of the member companies.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Bavarian IT-Security Cluster
E-Mobility Cluster Regensburg
Sensorik Bavaria
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name

MOVE, DanubeFreight, Strong Hub

Success Story / Achievements: 

R&D-centering of the cluster

The cluster reached its goal of increasing the amount of R&D activities. For this purpose, the cluster founded the network Innovative IT for production in which 10 companies and 3 research institutions (OTH Regensburg, TH Deggendorf, TU München) are involved. The strategic alignment of the cluster aims for secure solutions for IT intralogistics. The lineages in the network I2P are structured along the application area of intralogistical IT in production in combination with IT security. With this, the network is contributing to keep the industrial production, as the backbone of german economy, competitive. Based on a technology roadmap, to this day 3 R&D joint projects have been initiated as the result of about 30 workshops and teleconferences. The clustermanagement is supporting these projects with the conception and aquisition of funds. The companies of the network are bringing a deductible of about 70.000 Euro in total. The clustermanagement has declared the mutual rights and obligations in a network agreement with the involved companies.

Establishment of a cluster collective booth – International leading trade fair LogiMAT in Stuttgart

In 2015, the Bavarian IT-Logistics Cluster established a cluster collective booth for its members at the LogiMAT. Preparing the booth is a service that the cluster offers as a part of the service orientation for its members. LogiMAT is the leading trade fair for distribution, material and information flow and has a leading role in the international fair scene. The size of the booth was about 20 qm/2 in 2015 with 2 exhibitors and in 2016 it was already 54 qm/2 with 5 exhibitors. For 2017 it is planned to be 72 qm/2 and 7 exhibitors. Each year, the collective booth is planned individually for the needs of the exhibiting companies. The organization effort is contained in the membership of the cluster. The material costs of the booth are allocated to the exhibitors. The budget for the material costs will be about 45.000 Euro in 2017. The already established collective booth at the international leading trade fair is an excellent marketing opportunity für all companies involved, as well as for the cluster itself.

Raising the regional visibility of the cluster; creating excellent marketing opportunities for the members

Since 2011, the cluster pursues the goal of raising its visibility in the region of Regensburg and a circuit of about 150 km. One successful approach is the establishment of the Bavarian IT Innovation-Congress. The event took place for the fifth time in 2016 and is aligned to present cluster innovations to an interested expert audience. The number of participants rose from 30 in 2011 to 140 attendees in the years 2015 and 2016 each. Conceptually, the Innovation Congress is a collective event of the Bavarian IT-Logistics Cluster, the Bavarian IT Security and Safety Cluster and the E-Mobility Cluster Regensburg with the aim of reaching a bigger audience, but also for addressing common topics, like production in IT Security. Additionally to that, cluster services such as advices for funds are given in form of a short briefing.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Companies from the IT-business, companies which are using IT-logistics solutions, universities and further research and training institutions are working together in den Bavarian IT-logistics cluster to achieve common goals. They focus on IT-solutions for intralogistics and on the goods and transport logistics.

The cluster has set itself the task of increasing the competitiveness and market opportunity of the member companies. The fields of work of the Bavarian IT-logistics cluster arise from the competencies and interests of each member, as well as from the relevant topics of public attention.