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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 1 August, 2006
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Mittelfranken
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Czuday
Holger
Cluster Manager
+49 911 20671 0
czuday@bayern-innovativ.de
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Technology fields: 
Electronic engineering
Fuels and engine technologies
S3 EU priority areas: 
Automated driverless vehicles
Motor vehicles & other transport equipments
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
drive train technologies, car electronics/bordnet, electric mobility
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
150
Number of SME members: 
60
Number of larger company members: 
70
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
10
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Objectives

The initiative Bayern Innovativ of the Bavarian State Government is a innovative element of the modernisation strategy to support economy and science and further strenghten Bavaria's position.

The initiative consequently sets up on the High-Tech-Initiative and the initiative Future Bavaria and builds the next step of Bavarians innovation policy.

Objectives of the Bavarian Cluster Automotive

  • Hightening the transparency of existing competencies in economy and science with relevance to automobiles
  • Increase added value by strengthening cooperations between companies and scientific institutions
  • Initiation of market relevant cooperation projects between Bavarian companies and institutes in the topics Cluster Automotive is focussing on
  • Cross-industrial exchange of information and knowledge

Cluster Activities

The intensive networking within the Cluster Automotive is above all achieved by topic orientated cooperation plattforms such as Cluster-Meetings and Cluster-Forums.

Cluster-Meetings taking place at companies or scientific institutes. This concept offers participants the unique possibility to experience innovations live on site as well getting into contact with several representatives of the hosting company or instiute.

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 technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Israel
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: 
Austria
France
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Clusterland Oberösterreich
AC Styria
Automotive NL
EASN
PVF
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

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