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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 18 March, 2003
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
21-30
Regions: 
Nord - Pas-de-Calais
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Global Cleantech Cluster Association
PEXE
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Audrey
Verspieren
ECCP Responsible Person
+33 (0)6 01 99 96 98
a.verspieren@cd2e.com
Carlos
Pereira
Internationalisation Responsible
+33 (0)6 01 99 96 70
c.pereira@cd2e.com
Etienne
Verhelle
Internationalisation Responsible
+48 792 071 538
e.verhelle@cd2e.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Polish
Portuguese
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Construction Products and Services
Technology fields: 
Clean Production / Green Technologies
Environmental Engineering / Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Eco-innovations
Resource efficiency
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
150
Number of SME members: 
100
Number of larger company members: 
10
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
20
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
20
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The cd2e is the expert centre fostering new environmental technologies through eco-enterprises support. We are a team of environmental and business experts dedicated to supporting the environmental sector in Northern France and abroad.

We bring together environmental and business expertise in a “one stop shop” for environmental projects.

We work in partnership with regional development organisations, business support structures, industry peak bodies and international peers.

Creation: Helping organisations to create innovative eco-solutions.

Innovation: Supporting the emergence of eco-innovation

Development: Making eco-enterprises more competitive through targeted actions and tools such as business intelligence.

International: Developing international partnerships, from foreign companies wanting to do business in Northern France to the coordination of European projects.

Promotion: Promoting eco-technology expertise in France and abroad.

We have around 150 members, and work closely with 50 research labs in northern France / Lille Region.

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.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 

Information dissemination event (technology / product)

Sectorial sub-cluster (ecobuilding, water)

Life-cycle assessment / eco-innovation platform, involving SMEs

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Canada
Morocco
Tunisia
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: 
Belgium
Germany
Poland
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesName & Description (Regional/National)
INTERREG
Other
  • Thanks to a regional policy aiming to develop international economic cooperation, the cd2e benefits of two permanent offices in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) and Warsaw (Poland). Their aim is to help create commercial, technological and institutional projects between France and the two countries.
  • LCIP (Life +): implementation of LCA thinking in SMEs.
  • CEAMaS (Interreg IVB – NEW) : innovative solutions for the re-use of dredged sediments
  • Product Environmental Footprint : help the EC to shape new indicators on environmental footprint of insulation materials
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

The cd2e co-organises two major events each year:

  • In June, Environord trade fair and the Congress of Ecotechnologies for the Future gather major actors from the environment from Nothern France and beyond (companies, academics, institutions) to present their latest innovations, get informed about new technologies and materials, have the chance get valuable insights of other professionals
  • In November, the LCA congress helps to connect research and practice on the topic of Life Cycle Assessment. Major companies (Renault, Airbus) as well as SMEs share and improve their knowledges and practice of LCA with other professionals and academics. In 2015, cd2e - [avniR] co-organised in Bordeaux with the CIRAIG and ISM-CyVi LCM 2015, the 7th International Conference on Life Cycle Management.
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

- Strong and long experience in running / participating european projects.

- Expertise in various fields of the environmental indsutries

- Trustworthy relationships with regional authorities, academics, and other actors in Lille Region

- Long-term international strategy