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Clust-ER Greentech - Emilia Romagna

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Emilia-Romagna
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Francesco
Matteucci
Cluster Manager
+393805322705
francesco.matteucci@greentech.clust-er.it
Katia
Ferrari
Project Manager
+393886438032
katia.ferrari@greentech.clust-er.it
Languages spoken: 
English
Italian
Portuguese
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Clean Production / Green Technologies
Climate Change mitigation
S3 EU priority areas: 
Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks (e.g. smart grids)
Sustainable energy & renewables
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Air quality and Climate Change, Distributed Generation System
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
58
Number of SME members: 
14
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
0
Number of larger company members: 
9
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
28
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
7
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
CEFLA
Larger Company
CPL Concordia
Larger Company
SIRAM
Larger Company
PROAMBIENTE
Technology Center
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
University
Università degli Studi di Ferrara
University
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
University
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
University
Laboratorio Energia e Ambiente Piacenza - LEAP
Research Organisation
CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Riceriche
Research Organisation
ENEA
Research Organisation
Certimac
Research Organisation
Fondazione ITS Territorio, Energia, Costruire
Technology Center
IREN Spa
Larger Company
GRAF S.p.a.
Larger Company
HERA S.p.a.
Larger Company
AIMAG S.p.a
Larger Company
CAVIRO EXTRA S.p.a.
Larger Company
CIR FOOD S.C.
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Emilia-Romagna’s Greentech Clust-ER aims at connecting companies, universities, research and education centers, and regional stakeholders along with the Emilia-Romagna’s S3 Strategy. The Greentech Clust-ER aims at 

  • achieving a greater integration between stakeholders (mainly, research centres and industries) of the regional innovation system;
  • maximising the opportunities for participating in European programmes and international research and innovation networks;
  • encouraging and support the development and creation of initiatives in higher education and the development of human resources;
  • supporting and encouraging the development of new research infrastructure in the general interest of the Emilia-Romagna region.

The Greentech Clust-ER operates through 2 working groups representing the following value chains that are most important to the regional economy in terms of turnover, employment and competitive positioning in the international context:

  • Low Carbon Economy in Emilia-Romagna;
  • Environmental Sustainability and Ecosystem Services.

The strategic objectives of the Clust-ER “Energy and Sustainable Development” are:

  • support the development of renewable energy sources (electrical, thermal and biofuels) at regional level and their integration with existing networks, valorizing the regional industrial excellences.
  • promote the climate change mitigation through the reduction of CO2 emissions thanks to the development of “low carbon technologies”, the improvement of energy efficiency and the realization of a general  “decarbonization action” of all economic sectors;
  • support the climate change mitigation and adaptation through better prevention and management of risk factors, relying on existing regional know-how in terms of monitoring and numerical modelling of the environment;
  • foster the product and process innovation in the perspective of “circular economy”, pursuing the decoupling between economic growth and consumption of finished resources (raw materials, water, etc.), starting from the design phase of products till to the to the treatment and management of by-products and waste and residues;
  • support the development and adoption of technologies for reducing ecological impacts on ecosystems and health, with reference to environmental monitoring and remediation techniques;
  • promote the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, all the productive and economic activities of the territory directly or indirectly depend on.
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
Periodic Information dissemination
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Kazakhstan
Mozambique
United States
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
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Basque Energy Cluster (Spain)
Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster (Italy)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Emilia-Romagna is an innovative region promoting and supporting its ecosystem of innovation since many years with different actions reported in its RIS3. Greentech Clust-ER has been founded by the Region to comanage together with ASTER - Regional Innovation Agency - the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network on energy and sustainable development that is the "platform" where all the ecosystem actors (companies, research institutes, universities and high education trainin centres) collaborate to develop research and innovation projects and high education training programs.