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METAINDUSTRY4. CLUSTER OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING OF METAL INDUSTRY IN ASTURIAS.

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 25 July, 2016
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Principado de Asturias
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
AEI National Label for Clusters
Please Specify: 
AEI National Label for Clusters
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Jose Ramón
Natal
Cluster Manager
+34985356546
jrnatal@metaindustry4.com
Male
María
Pérez Medina
Other
+34985356546
mpmedina@metaindustry4.com
Female
Sandra
Patallo
Project Manager
+34985356546
cluster@metaindustry4.com
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Downstream Metal Products
Metalworking Technology
Technology fields: 
3D printing
Jointing (soldering, welding, sticking)
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Advanced materials
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Internationalization; Development of value chains
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
58
Number of SME members: 
45
Number of larger company members: 
9
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

MetaIndustry4's mission is focus on:

Promote the competitive improvement of the Asturian metal industry and sectoral ecosystem, facilitating their integration into the main Global Value Chains, improving human and technological resources and focusing on innovation and cooperation with a clear orientation towards accelerating the pace of growth in turnover and profitability.

The strategic objectives for MetaIndustry4 are:

  • Have knowledge of trends and market opportunities
  • Promote joint participation in the most advanced possible links within global value chains
  • Improve competitive position of the Asturian metal sector in markets of interest
  • Have knowledge about industry technology trends
  • Promote the development of collaborative innovation projects in the KET's field.
  • Promote the incorporation of new solutions 4.0 in companies.
  • Having knowledge of industry trends on professional qualifications and training needs in the sector.
  • Promote the adequacy of the training needs and industry trends
  • Promote actively cooperation throughout the sector value chain around common needs or joint opportunities.

 

 

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)
Support of technology transfer
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Details of support services: 

The support services are not available yet due to the youth of the Cluster.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Chile
Colombia
Morocco
Saudi Arabia
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: 
Denmark
France
Germany
Italy
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: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)

 

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

MetaIndustry4 is an multidisciplinary cluster, aligned with the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of Asturias (RIS3), it aims to create a favorable environment for cooperation and innovation to enable regional companies linked to the metal industry access global value chains.

We aspire to become the main forum and collaborative working tool for all those involved in the metal industry with an interest in improving their competitiveness based on innovation and internationalization and sufficient capacity for agents:

  • Participate R & D collaborative.
  • Integrate new advanced manufacturing technologies.
  • Participate in a link in global value chains.
  • Manage the adequacy of its human resources to changes arising from new forms of management, organization, collaboration, use of technology ...

The characterization of MetaIndustry4 space of influence is defined by its members, their profile responds to the following terms:

  • Companies industry Metal Asturias (having at least working centers in the region) that have sufficient  organizational structure in order to participate in R + D + i proyects, to need to manage the possible adaptation of its personnel to the future requirements of the sector or to be interested in internationalization. 
  • Other business companies, scientific-technological, logistical or institutional agents related to the value chain or the cluster strategy such as:
    • Providers of Asturias metal industry ensions (raw materials, supplies, equipment, transportation and logistics, professional services ...) and especially those directly related to the implementation of technologies for digitization and advanced manufacturing.
    • Organizations of scientific and technological environment directly related to the priorities of the cluster (advanced manufacturing, digitalization,), for example, PRODINTEC or CTIC Foundation the main Technological Centers in these fields in Asturias.
    • Tne link to the public institutions responsible for the design and development support policies directly related to the priorities of the cluster (IDEPA, ASTUREX ...)
    • The main regional logistics infrastructure for the metal industry (port of Gijón ...).
    • As well as other business associations that represent the metal industry or the ICT companies in Asturias, such as FEMETAL or Cluster TIC.
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

MetaIndustry4 involves a great business ecosystem integrated by the key actors in all value chains related with metal industry in several sectors (smart mobility, consumer goods, green energy, scientifical infrastructures, offshore..). The Cluster  includes not only the metal companies if not the main ICT regional companies, the technological centers most specialized in Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing complete the whole ecosystem to develop and integrated strategy of promotion the adoption of ICT in the whole processes production in the value chain.