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SMART CITY CLUSTER

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 21 March, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Andalucía
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
Yes
Please Specify: 
Official Innovative Business Group-Ministry of Industry (Agrupación empresarial Innovadora, AEI)
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
DANIEL
GONZALEZ-BOOTELLO
Cluster Manager
+ 34 600 958 325
daniel@smartcitycluster.org
Male
VERONICA
RAMIREZ
Internationalisation Responsible
+34 654 07 32 44
veronica@smartcitycluster.org
Female
OLGA
AGUILERA
Project Manager
+34 639662519
olga@smartcitycluster.org
Female
MANUEL
CAPEL
Other
+34 623195170
manuel@smartcitycluster.org
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Construction Products and Services
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Smart Appliances
Smart grids
S3 EU priority areas: 
Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks (e.g. smart grids)
Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Experience Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Mobility and Road Safety, Environment, Energy, E-health, Human Smart City, Tourism and Smart Destinations, Normalization and Validation, Big Data Products and Services Testing, FIWARE/IOT, Industry 4.0
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
120
Number of SME members: 
75
Number of larger company members: 
19
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
14
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
22
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Smart City Cluster is an alliance of private companies and institutions for the development of smart cities, meaning cities that are efficient, sustainable and comfortable to live in. This is achieved by means of cooperation among these entities through the creation of jobs and wealth by rising business competitivity.

Our Goals

  • Creation of sustainable, efficient and comfortable cities: Smart Cities

Andalucía Smart City develops smart cities, defined as such by their degree of environmental sustainability, efficient management of its resources and by the comfortability and quality of life of its citizens. Any urban area is considered a city regardless of its size.

  • Creating jobs and wealth within the city’s companies

The cluster allows for the creation of jobs and wealth within the cities themselves by means of accessing public funds devoted to these activities, improving business competitivity, promoting business opportunities between the participating companies and the creation of new markets, products and services.

  • Based on research and development

The cluster has among its goals to achieve better cities by means of research, development and innovation, as fields of knowledge that need to be shared among the different business sectors. 

  • Multi sector, integrated and in favor of cooperation

 Andalucía Smart City brings together entities from different sectors, such as energy, environment, infrastructure, ICT and urban mobility, with a will to integreate companies and entities that bring value to the smart city projects, by means of collaboration and cooperation among its members.

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)
Support of technology transfer
Details of support services: 
  • R&D: Project Support.
  • Consultancy: Business opportunities, innovation, cooperative projects, government grants and loans,commercialization and internationalization.
  • Funding: Support on seeking funds for creation and improvement of products and services.
  • Business:Identification of business opportunities and market niches.
  • Training: Specialized training in Smart City areas.
  • Networking: Organization and assistance to events related to Smart Cities, connecting with other companies and execution of joint projects.
  • Communication: Promotion of products, services and solutions created by our members.
  • Representation: Representation and defense of members’ interests before regulators and public administrations.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
India
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
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: 
France
Germany
Italy
Norway
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
ECOsynergy Gazdasági Tanácsadó Kft
Canarias Excelencia Tecnológica
East Development Agency Co.
Niemiecko-Polska Fundacja "Nowa Energia"
PECS-BARANYAI KERESKEDELMI ES IPARKAMARA
Cluster CAP2020
ECA
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
H2020
INTERREG
Other
  • WORLD CITIES

The Cluster is member of the World Cities Project-EU & Third Countries Cooperation on Urban and Regional Development (DG Regio). From January 2015 until June 2016, the World Cities Project has implemented several working meetings and study visits in China, India, Japan, Canada and Europe to exchange of information and good practices on regional and urban development policy issues. Cooperation was based on the identification of pilot regions and cities and the development of concrete actions, for implementation in the short-term, in areas including urban innovation (smart city) and green technologies (energy efficiency, low carbon development). Andalucia Smart City is linked with China and India and has been involved in study visits to these intervention areas and is working with the City of Shantou with the aim to analyse problems, identify solutions and design projects taking into account the experience of its member.

  • TURBO SUDOE 

The Cluster is associated partner of the recently aproved TURBO_SUDOE Project. The aim of the project is the development, validation and demonstration of a model based on a TRansference BrOkers network for direct technological transfer between R & D centers and companies in the SUDOE territory.

The Cluster keeps participating on diiferent European calls. At the moment two proposals(EE-09-2016-2017; COMM/MAD/2016) are on evaluation on different steps.

- Support Programme for Innovative Business Groupings (Official Innovative Business Group-Ministry of Industry (Agrupación empresarial Innovadora, AEI)).  Support for strengthening of Andalucia Smart City as cluster and as "clusters", or groups of businesses forms part of the European strategy to promote the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprise and innovation companies. The IBC programme provides a number of lines of support for setting up and strengthening these types of clusters. The cluster in the framework of 2015-Call has got: Grants for financing the co-ordination, management and administrative structures of it and Grants for undertaking specific projects aimed at strengthening the innovative potential of the businesses in the cluster.

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

The team believes it has a set of skills that makes the cluster a strategic partner

  • Influence: the ability to motivate, involve, raise awareness (decision making on Smart Cities)
  • Communication: ability to disseminate and share
  • Critical Mass: 175 associate members, with tractor and pioneering companies in the field of SMart City. Cluster members focused on cooperation / sharing of knowledge to solve needs of cities and execute major projects
  • Achievement action: ability to boost the transfer / cooperation and capitalization / application / profitability of products and solutions on the Smart Cities
  • Knowledge, innovation: potential to transmit needs on the Smart City development and boost: business projects, investment in R & D, mobilization solutions
  • Experience: motivated and experienced team with more than 10 years in project management
  • Lobby: recognized positioning at local, regional, national and international level in the field of Smart Cities level. Direct channel of communication with key management and actors