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BrainsBusiness - ICT North Denmark

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 1 January, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Nordjylland
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Birgit Pia
Nøhr
Cluster Manager
+4529720701
bpn@brainsbusiness.dk
Helena
Peyron
Cluster Manager
+4599311563
hp@brainsbusiness.dk
Languages spoken: 
Danish
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Communications Equipment and Services
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Data Processing / Data Interchange, Middleware
Information Technology/Informatics
S3 EU priority areas: 
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Open data & sharing of public sector information
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
150
Number of SME members: 
140
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
30
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Our mission is to strengthen and develop the ICT environment in North Denmark - for the benefit of business, municipalities, region, research and educational institutions.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
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
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Details of support services: 

- Free access to numerous professional events every year - for all the members of your company

- Access to the latest research from Aalborg University

- Free access to numerous professional events every year - for all the members of your company

- Access to the latest research from Aalborg University

- Opportunity to network with the cluster's many member companies

- Increased visibility to potential customers, partners and suppliers

- Access to our thematic focus network where you can exchange experiences in a confidential forum

- Access to funding and new markets through our international partners

- Ability to profile yourself to potential employees in our popular job portal

In short: a chance to develop, expand and grow your business both regionally, nationally and internationally

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
Germany
Norway
Spain
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Digin in Norway
Logistikinitiative Hamburg
DSP Valley, Belgium
Gaia, Spain
Business Region Gothenburg, Sweden
IKT-Norge
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
Other

BrainsBusiness - ICT North Denmark 2016-2018 (Basic funding and strategic basis for BrainsBusiness)

I4MS (digitalization of manufacturing companies)

Smart City Brains (development of smart ideas across the fields of transportation, ICT and energy (output: 9 applications))

TechNordic(preparation of joint toolbox for clusters, including a marketing toolbox for which BrainsBusiness is responsible)

BSR - Sverige: Young ICT (Catalog of ideas of smart solutions that contribute to the retention of the youth in Gothenburg and Aalborg)

SmartCityTech (development of smart city solutions in an international perspective (output: action plan for international projects/activities)

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

BrainsBusiness was in October 2013, and again in January 2016, awarded the gold medal of the EU Commission to be one of Europe's most successful clusters. In Denmark was the first time the prestigious medal was awarded to a regional cluster and the first time it was given to an ICT cluster.

BrainsBusiness thus stands out as one of the foremost cluster organizations in Europe.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

BrainsBusiness is a dynamic, innovative cluster of cutting-edge ICT companies and researchers, characterized by a unique synergy of industry and research. Whether you are looking for subcontractors, collaborators or research consultants, chances are you will find the competences you need here.