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Clúster de la Industria d'Automoció de Catalunya

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 30 March, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Josep
Nadal
Cluster Manager
+34 934767257
josep.nadal@ciac.cat
Male
Carolina
Trinidad
Project Manager
+34 934767257
carolina.trinidad@ciac.cat
Female
Marta
Pérez
Other
+34 934767257
marta.perez@ciac.cat
Female
Clàudia
Bas
Project Manager
+34 934767257
claudia.bas@ciac.cat
Female
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Technology fields: 
System and transportation
Automotive engineering
S3 EU priority areas: 
Automated driverless vehicles
Smart green & integrated transport systems
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Logistical Services
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Any kind of technology related with the Automotive Sector in General
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
204
Number of SME members: 
148
Number of larger company members: 
43
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
15
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
SEAT
Larger Company
NISSAN
Larger Company
FICOSA
Larger Company
GESTAMP
Larger Company
DOGA
Larger Company
EURECAT
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The primary aim of the CIAC is to boost the competitiveness of the automotive industry as the driving force behind the Catalan economy, by promoting projects that foster the creation of employment and help position the Catalan automotive industry on the global map. The Cluster aims to represent the almost 500 companies that in a direct or indirect way operate in the Catalan automotive industry.

Main Objectives:

  • 200 partners:
    • Representativeness
    • Relevance
  • Innovation:
    • Innovative projects
    • Digitalization
  • Internationalization:
    • Projects
    • Missions
  • Training:
    • Training offer
    • Faculty and internships
  • Finance:
    • Keeping the ratios
    • New alternatives
  • Efficiency:
    • Processes
    • Projects
  • Improvements:
    • Continuous progress
    • Involvement
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Periodic Information dissemination
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

Others:

  • Business promotion through the CIAC communication channels
  • Support in events and participation in workshops, conferences, seminars and cross-visits
  • International trade missions

Barcelona - Catalunya Circuit tickets: 10% Only for members of the cluster

Enterprise Europe Network:

The Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia, as a member of the ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK offers the possibility to all members and partners to make use of this interactive tool. The EEN is targeted at SMEs who would like to take part in international projects, as well as large companies with extensive presence in the European or global industry sector. It provides participants with the possibility of finding out about a whole multitude of European and global projects, and participating in those which best adapt to their characteristics.

 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Morocco
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Singapore
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: 
Germany
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

The main aim of the several missions in which we take part is to foster business of the catalan companies outside of Catalonia, aswell as, in the case of inverse missions, the principal objective is to talk about the different investments of the exterior companies in Catalonia.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Clúster de Materials Avançats (MAV)
Clúster FEMAC
Clúster Òptica i Fotònica
Clúster Moto
Clúster d'Eficiència Energètica de Catalunya (CEEC)
Galician Automotive Cluster Foundation (CEAGA)
Pôle Véhicule du Futur (PVF)
Silesia Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing (SAAM)
Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB)
Automotive Cluster Serbia (ACS)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME

We give support to some of our partners, Ficosa and Idiada, to participate in RIS3CAT (http://accio.gencat.cat/cat/innovacio-tecnologica/ajuts-i-financament/co...)

  • Aids for Innovative Business Groups (AEIs):

The support program for Innovative Business Associations (AEI) aims to provide public resources for innovation and business competitiveness strategies developed by innovative business associations (AEIs) that are recognized as such as a result of their inclusion in the Special Register of AEI of the Ministry. (http://www.minetad.gob.es/PortalAyudas/AgrupacionesEmpresariales/Paginas...)

  • Initiatives for Strengthening Competitiveness (IRC) 2016 Acció:

Aid focused in organizations of company suport consisting of projects to boost business competitiveness. (http://accio.gencat.cat/cat/binaris/Fitxa_IRC_2016_tcm176-233247.pdf)

 

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Apart from the fact that the cluster has considerably grown since it was created, achieving the major number of partners in spain among the automotive clusters and being the only cluster with 2 OEMs, there has been some major achievements like:

  • El Vigia de la Barceloneta: Award for the best entrepreneurship (XVIII Awards for the best logistic initiatives)
  • Incorporation of Megatruck in Spain.
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Partners should choose us because, we do not only are the only cluster in Spain with two OEMs, but we also have the higher numbers or partners and we offer many oportunities for our members as for example:

  • Acces to our Project Managment Platform, from which you can see all the projectes developed and in terms of deveopment of the cluster.
  • Access to the Shopping Central.
  • Beneficiate from any project developed in the cluster as well as participate in many of our projects and propose new ideas for future ones.