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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 12 March, 2008
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Canarias
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Vicente
Marrero
Cluster Manager
presidente@clustermc.es
Male
Elba
Bueno
Project Manager
+34 663824444
gerente@clustermc.es
Female
Yolanda
Ramal
Project Manager
+34 629 018 287
yramal@clustermc.es
Female
Carmen
Muñoz
Project Manager
+34 673 516 505
cmunoz@clustermc.es
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Downstream Metal Products
Oil and Gas Production and Transportation
Technology fields: 
Wind energy
Shipbuilding
S3 EU priority areas: 
Blue renewable energy
Shipbuilding & ship repair
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
81
Number of SME members: 
59
Number of larger company members: 
4
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
7
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
11
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Acosta Sub
SME
ASTICAN
Larger Company
ASD
SME
BANKINTER
Larger Company
CETECIMA
Technology Center
GRUPO STIER
Larger Company
PLOCAN
Technology Center
SGS
Larger Company
TBN
SME
PUERTOS CANARIOS
Research Organisation
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
University
FEMEPA
Research Organisation
ZAMAKONA YARDS
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands is a non-profit association with a regional scope whose main objective is to promote the development and international competitiveness of the Maritime Sector of the Canary Islands, in turn raising the business, economic and social fabric of the Canary Islands. This is done through the integration, creation, strengthening and sustainability of the companies and institutions that are within the value chain of the maritime marine sector, promoting its international presence and raising the technological and innovative standards of all the agents involved, aligned with policy development and social demands. The strategy to achieve this goal is based on values such as cooperation, commitment, communication and competitiveness.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Details of support services: 

The Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands is constituted as a place of meeting and dialogue between all the agents related to the sea.

AREAS OF ACTIVITY

  • Innovation
  • Internationalization
  • Comunication and Dissemination
  • Training
  • Business Consulting

MARINE MARITIME SUB-SECTOR

  • Naval repair
  • Marine transport
  • Infrastructure and port services
  • Marine renewable energy
  • Nautical sports and leisure
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Cape Verde
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
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: 
France
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

From the Cluster we set up this working group with which we not only intend to define and agree on the internationalization actions that are priorities for the companies integrated in our Canary Islands Suppliers brand, grouped by activity sub-sectors, but also the difficulties faced by these companies for the sale of their services in the international market and possible corrective actions.

Participants

  • Companies from the marine-maritime-port sector integrated into our Canary Islands Suppliers brand.
  • PROEXCA-Government of the Canary Islands.
  • Port Authorities.
  • Economic Promotion Societies of the islands.
  • Offices for the external promotion of Chambers of Commerce.
  • Town Halls.
  • Other related agents.

Objetives

From the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands we identify that companies in the marine-maritime-port sector do not always have the possibilities and / or facilities to access international markets in which to offer their products and / or services.

That is why, from the Cluster we set up this working group with which we not only intend to define and agree on the internationalization actions that are priorities for the companies integrated in our Canary Islands Suppliers brand, grouped by activity sub-sectors, but also the difficulties faced by these companies for the sale of their services in the international market and possible corrective actions.

- INTERNATIONALIZATION

 To promote the internationalization of companies and the international dimension of the CMC through business and institutional cooperation.
  • Strategic line Internalization strategy of the marine-maritime sector
  • Strategic line Support for the internationalization of companies
  • Strategic line Strengthen the presence of companies in the new markets
  • Strategic line Brand image and international promotion
  • Strategic line Participation in international events
  • Strategic line Promotion of investment attraction
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Clúster Marítimo Español
Cluster TIC - Canarias Excelencia Tecnológica
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
INTERREG
  • SMARTBLUE
  • INTERPORT
  • SMARTBLUE_F
  • 4P0rt
  • BLUETEC

General Objective: To enhance the competitiveness of marine-maritime companies in the MAC cooperation space through a supra-regional network of clusters and maritime agents that promote innovation and internationalization processes, taking advantage of synergies, capacities and resources together. Project funded by the first call of the INTERREG MAC Territorial Cooperation Program 2014-2020 Project code MAC / 2.3d / 007

The INTERPORT Project is a Project co-financed by 85% by the ERDF in the framework of the INTERREG VA MAC Program 2014-2020 and born with a vocation to boost the internationalization, export and competitiveness of port SMEs in the repair sectors naval and provisionist of ships through innovation, technology and business cooperation.

The CLUSTERING project with code MAC / 2.3d / 079, was approved by the Management Authority of the INTERREG MAC Program 2014-2020 in November 2016, with a total duration of 24 months.

The objectives of this project are:

  - Promote synergies between Macaronesian clusters in terms of information exchange, good practices, business cooperation and internationalization in order for SMEs to improve their level of competitiveness.   - Promote the culture of cooperation generating stable and lasting collaborations between public and private agents of different sectors, based on mutual benefit.   - Promote the creation and consolidation of innovative clusters to increase the presence of Macaronesian SMEs in the international competitive context.

  • 4P0rt

The 4p0rt project will work on the strategy of Ports 4.0, to prepare the port community of Macaronesia and West Africa for the changes that occur in the digitalization processes and the disruptive emergence of new technologies in order to overcome the new challenges that arise in ports in the coming years as key axes of world trade. This project was presented at the end of 2018 to the second call for Projects of the Operational Program of Territorial Cooperation INTERREG V-A Madeira-Azores-Canarias (MAC) 2014-2020. The MAC program will be the one that finances the project in 85% through the FEDER funds. 4p0rt will be launched from September 2019 and will end in December 2021.

  • SMARTBLUE_F 

SMARTBLUEF aims to consolidate the transnational alliance of innovation supporting agents as a tool to promote innovative culture and internationalization, by taking advantage of shared synergies, capacities and resources in the MAC cooperation area. For this, SMARTBLUEF is structured in 3 specific objectives: - SO1 GOVERNANCE - Strengthen territorial cooperation in blue economy through governance and networking processes of the alliance of innovation support agents; - SO2 INNOVATION - Promote innovation, diversification and smart specialization of blue economy SMEs through the development of advisory services, actions and projects aimed at the company; - OE3 INTERNATIONALIZATION - Promote the increase of the international presence of blue economy companies in the MAC territorial cooperation space through the implementation of joint promotion and offer actions.

Relevant Project References: 
http://www.smartblueproject.com/
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

CANARY ISLANDS SUPPLIERS

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Canary Islands Suppliers: www.canaryislandssuppliers.com is a brand controlled by the Maritime Cluster of Canary Islands, which is considered as the first internationalization overview of exporting companies and auxiliary services companies in the Canary Islands.

We focus on the internationalization of our companies on a pooled basis, showing in other markets (national and international markets), our high level of professionalism, specialization and qualification, positioning ourselves as a logistics and services hub in the Atlantic arc.

Thus, we facilitate to Canary companies the attraction of potential national and international clients, at the same time that we simplify the search and the localization of services for these clients. Canary Islands Suppliers are addressed to potential customers who need services across the West Africa coast, or specialized services in their places of origin, as well as those multinational companies that established their base of operations with Africa in Canary Islands. Are you one of them? Visit our website and find what you are looking for.

The companies that are part of the Canary Islands Suppliers brand aim to stand out from other ports in the same geographic area by taking to another level our commitment to service quality, workplace and environmental security and professional ethics. We certify our management processes under internationally recognised standards that allow our current and future clients to obtain and test the guarantees they can enjoy with us. Our hallmarks are now and will always be service quality assurance, legal and regulatory compliance, management transparency and professionalism in everything we do.c