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Cluster Mechatronics and Automation

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 2 January, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Югозападен (Yugozapaden)
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Ventzislav
Slavkov
Cluster Manager
+35929738762
slavkov@spesima.eu
Male
Languages spoken: 
Bulgarian
English
German
Russian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Downstream Metal Products
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Technology fields: 
Automation, Robotics Control Systems
Digital Systems, Digital Representation
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Mechatronics
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
35
Number of SME members: 
17
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
6 regional training centres
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Spesima GmbH
SME
Rommtech-3S
Larger Company
Technical University Sofia
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

CMA is an innovative cluster with the goal to bridge applied research and industrial applications, combining the advantages of advanced thinking with rational management. The cluster supports the development of high-tech, export-oriented products, technologies and services that have high added value.

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
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
China
India
Kazakhstan
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
Greece
Russian Federation
Serbia
Turkey
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?: 
Association of Business Clusters, Bulgaria
SMAB, Germany
Eco+, Austria
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
Other

CMA is associated member of the Center of Excellence in Mechatronigs and Cleantech and the Centre of Competence - Gabrovo, both established in 2018 under the ERDF Operational Programme 'Education and Science for Smart Growth'

ERDF Operational Programme 'Innovation and Competitiveness"

ERDF Operational Programme 'Education and Sience for Smart Growth'

ERDF Cross-Border Cooperation Bulgaria-Serbia

National Innovation Fund

PHARE programme

Members of the cluster:

H2020, COSME, FP7