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Cluster of Bioenergy & Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE)

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General Information
Year Established: 
Friday, 14 February, 2014
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Western Macedonia
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Nikolaos
Ntavos
Cluster Manager
+302461053562
ntabosnikos@yahoo.gr
Yannis
Fallas
Internationalisation Responsible
+302461053561
thessis@otenet.gr
Languages spoken: 
English
Greek
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Education and Knowledge Creation
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Combined heat and power (CHP) engines
Furnace and boiler technologies
Solid biomass
S3 EU priority areas: 
Power generation / renewable sources
Resource efficiency
Sustainable energy & renewables
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Environmental Industries
Experience Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Bioenergy, District Heating
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
34
Number of SME members: 
28
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
6
Entrepreneurship and start-up support organisations: 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Region of Western Macedonia
Regional Development Fund of Western Macedonia
West Macedonia Development Company (ANKO) S.A.
SME
University of Western Macedonia
University
Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas/Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute
Research Organisation
DIADYMA S.A.
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Cluster of Bioenergy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE) is a non-profit company established among local actors and stakeholders of the Region of Western Macedonia. CluBE emerged since early ’00’s from the continuous collaboration of regional players during previous projects, analyzing regional biomass potentials, the core cluster structures, and the regional innovation systems devoted to the energy sector.
CluBE is developing R&D and business activities in the fields of bioenergy and environment, in order to reinforce green economy in the region and the neighboring area, namely through:
•    Energetic exploitation of biomass for household and industrial use and especially for district heating systems for small, medium or large towns
•    Increasing the share of biofuels in the energy mix of transportation fuels
•    Co-firing with lignite in existing power stations and/or future heating plants
•    Optimization of heating systems
•    Improvement of energy efficiency for households, public and private buildings

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Cyprus
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 addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Albania
Bulgaria
Italy
Spain
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
H2020

Securing future-proof environmentally compatible bioenergy chains — SECURECHAIN

Promotion
Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

CluBE is a Triple Helix Cluster and its members and its staff have a vast experience in the field of biomass and bioenergy. They manage and successfully completed several European and Transnational Projects in the field of research and dissemination of knowledge and have assist the regional business sector promoting and fostering entrepreneurship in Western Macedonia.