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CICAT: Lighting Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 9 April, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
ELCA (European Lighting Cluster Alliance); Catalonia Clusters
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmail
Jessica
Kamps
Cluster Manager
jkamps@cicat.cat
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Lighting and Electrical Equipment
Technology fields: 
Internet Technologies/Communication (Wireless, Bluetooth)
S3 EU priority areas: 
Electrical equipment
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Lighting sector
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
59
Number of SME members: 
58
Number of larger company members: 
1
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

- Being part of a group of leading companies in the field of lighting .

- Contribute to the training and knowledge about light and its applications.

 - Participate in all our activities : conferences, meetings lighting lovers , workshops, group dinners ...

- Keeping up to date on innovation , regulation, GIS ... through our training and technical bulletins .

- Have representation at European level by ELCA (European Lighting Cluster Alliance). 

- Working together for the competitiveness of companies in the sector .

 

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.)
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Lebanon
Morocco
United Arab Emirates
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
Denmark
France
Italy
Netherlands
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Light and Lighting Laboratory, University College KaHo Sint-Lieven
The Danish Lighting Innovation Network
Gate 21
Cluster Lumière
Lighting Unit Department of Electronics, Aalto University,
Assodel
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020

SSL-ERATE

The aim of SSL-erate is to accelerate the uptake of high-quality SSL technology in Europe by means of open innovation with and by bringing validated information to all relevant stakeholders.

The program to support Innovative Business Groups (AEI ) provides support with public funds innovation strategies and business competitiveness developed by the Innovative Business Groups (AEI ) that are recognized as such because of their registration in the Special Register of AEI Ministry .

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

LED Lighting Course

The lighting Cluster CICAT, along with Barcelona Activa, organized at the end of the last year an extensive course about LED lighting. The course consisted of 200 teaching hours and was divided in eight modules. The course had a number of 25 students per module and these came from representative sector related to lighting market: lighting designers, architects, installers... all of them possible future users of LED technology