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CLÚSTER D'ENERGIA EFICIENT DE CATALUNYA

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 15 July, 2008
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
AIE (Innovative Business Groups) from Minetur (Spain)
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Francesc
Ribera
Cluster Manager
+34 620 578 066
fribera@clusterenergia.cat
Anna
De la Torre
Project Manager
+34 633 777 248
adelatorre@clusterenergia.cat
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Energy management
Smart grids
S3 EU priority areas: 
Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)
Electrical equipment
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
161
Number of SME members: 
100
Number of larger company members: 
23
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
18
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 aim of the cluster is to promote the competitiveness of its associate members, promoting the collaboration between companies and other actors in the field of energy efficiency in order to provide integrated and innovative solutions in energy efficiency, bringing together the products and services of the value chain and providing solutions in packages that include products, facilities, maintenance and management. The aim is: to strengthen the efficiency and achieve its international projection. Increase the competitiveness and the business opportunities of the associated companies. Achieve a higher participation of the associated companies in energy efficiency projects. Get synergies as a result of the collaboration. To promote the innovation and its application in the market. Be a reference and represent the interests of energy efficiency in the face of the public administrations, agencies or other corporations. Unifying a position the sector to enhance its role in the society as a whole. To promote the training of professionals in the field of energy efficiency.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Details of support services: 
  • The cluster is based on the collaboration between companies and partners to obtain the benefits derived from the synergy between them. For this reason, various actions are defined: development of new packages or integrated solutions with high efficiency, competitive in the international market.
  • Identification of complementarities between companies and the promotion of collaborative projects.
  • Fostering the exchange of knowledge for the application of innovations and new developments.
  • Promotion of access to public aid to investments in r + D + i. promotion of exchange of experiences among business and professional partners.
  • Promotion of the participation of associates in the market of energy efficiency through information about tenders, commercial contracts, etc.
  • Dissemination and promotion of the skills, products and services in energy efficiency offered by partners (training courses, participation in fairs, conventions, promotional campaigns, etc.).
  • Promotion and participation in training courses for professionals.  
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Argentina
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
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: 
Denmark
France
Italy
Slovenia
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Tennerdis
Netport
TECES
Pôle Derbi
Ecoenergies
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
INTERREG

Catalunya Clusters program (Catalonia) promoted by ACCIÓ

Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras (Spain) promoted by Industry, Energy and Tourism Minister

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Main projects developed by the CEEC durung last 2 years:

• School Energy Project Intercluster League: energy efficiency awareness through playin schools (in collaboration with ICT cluster) • Project for the improvement of energy efficiency wine companies - Intercluster CEEC- INNOVI • Draft comprehensive energy refurbishment of a hotel • EV-Friendly: promotion of intermodal passenger transport and electric mobility (in collaboration with Railgrup) • Distinctive energy efficiency in car parks • Project "intelligent facades" • Project "Solutions for energy efficiency in industrial estates" • Night Efficiency event: major event in energy sector in Catalonia

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 
  • Clusters involved in efficient energy, renewable energy, smart cities topics
  • Technological centers involved in efficient energy, renewable energy, smart cities topics
  • Public bodies involved in efficient energy, renewable energy, smart cities topics
  • European companies involved in efficient energy, renewable energy, smart cities topics