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Cluster of Applied Earth Sciences

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 15 April, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Dél-Dunántúl
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
The Balkan & Black Sea Cluster Network
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Ferenc
Dr. Fedor
Cluster Manager
+36306893103
info@capes.hu
Male
Ágnes
Dr. Király-Végi
Internationalisation Responsible
kva@capes.hu
Female
Gábor
Gerdei
Cluster Manager
marketing@capes.hu
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Hungarian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Education and Knowledge Creation
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Mining and extraction
Geothermal energy
S3 EU priority areas: 
Power generation / renewable sources
Mining support service activities
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
25
Number of SME members: 
15
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
0
Number of larger company members: 
0
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
0
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 Cluster of Applied Earth Sciences uniquely combines – as the only one in Central Eastern Europe – the knowledge, researches and developments of the discipline.

CAPES deals with two large fields of activity:

 - the export of instruments and devices, and

 - the export of its complex research infrastructural service activities.

The union of companies as a cluster enables to provide comprehensive services for corporate groups, for the main contractors of international large investments and for the project management of joint international projects.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Enabling Facilities sharing
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Australia
Canada
Iran
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Croatia
Czech Republic
Poland
Portugal
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

Elaborated proposals for Interreg calls:

GEOTRANSNET (Central-Europe Programme)

CrosClus (Danube Transnational Programme)

Successful project proposal for COSME call:

GEO-ENERGY EUROPE (Cluster Go International) - together with 7 consortium partner clusters.

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Our cluster provides access to R&D&I capacity & state-of-the-art expertise in applied geoscience subjects, including hydrocarbon and geothermal research, as well as radioactive waste repository and environmental protection. 

The Cluster of Applied Earth Sciences is a hub in Central Europe for high tech companies and earth science laboratories offering state of the art services and solutions in:

  • Mining, raw material, hydrocarbon exploration,
  • Geothermal research,
  • Research activity related to radwaste disposal projects,
  • Environmental management,
  • R&D&I projects.

CAPES uniquely delivers integrated expertise based on the knowledge pull of our member companies representing the highest standards of geoscience discipline and well established practice. Our organization is a client oriented and inspiring hub of innovation driven companies, laboratories, universities and R&D&I centers.

The overarching vision of the Cluster of Applied Earth Sciences is to provide comprehensive, fast and tailored services to our clients. We are committed to offering our clients quality, the best value on reasonable price.

We are proud that CAPES and its members thrive. CAPES is also an active partner of the GeoEnergy Europe, a European Union metacluster partnership aiming to contribute to the industrial deployment and market uptake of sustainable geo-energy.