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BICCnet Bavarian Information and Communication Technology Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 February, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Oberbayern
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Cluster Offensive Bayern
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmail
Christian
Thiel
Internationalisation Responsible
thiel@bicc-net.de
Sascha
Stöppelkamp
stoeppelkamp@bicc-net.de
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems
Information Technology/Informatics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)
Information service activities
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Smart City, Big Data, Embedded Systems, Digital Transformation, Energy, Consumer Affairs
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
598
Number of SME members: 
230
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
20
Number of larger company members: 
11
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
49
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
959
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

BICCnet, the Bavarian Information and Communication Technology Cluster, aims to activate and interlink the innovation and productivity potential of the Bavarian enterprises, research centres and universities. And to connect the cluster ecosystem to collaboration partners in Europe.

BICCnet is responsible for:

  • Formation of networks between companies, universities and research institutions using, integrating, supplementing and extending existing structures;
  • Increasing the competitiveness and innovative dynamism of the economy;
  • Creating platforms to exchange experiences between companies and research and giving impulse to intensive co-operations;
  • Strengthening and making dynamic the influence of current research challenges, particularly for medium-sized companies and, in the other direction, to increasing and accelerating the influence of research results on products and processes;
  • Catalytic effect of the cluster on co-operation between companies as well as between companies and research;
  • Bringing Bavarian actors in contact with partner cluster ecosystems in Europe. 

BICCnet's main topics:

  • Embedded Systems
  • Smart Cities
  • Big Data
  • Smart Energy
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Singapore
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
Denmark
France
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Other
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European Programmes
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
EIT KICs
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

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