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Cluster New Materials

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 1 July, 2006
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Mittelfranken
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Flügel
Tanja
Cluster Manager
004991120671211
fluegel@bayern-innovativ.de
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defense
Automotive
Technology fields: 
Biobased materials
Hybrid materials
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Advanced materials
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Experience Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Fibre re-inforced composites
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
500
Number of SME members: 
250
Number of larger company members: 
50
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
150
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 Cluster Advanced Materials Bavaria promotes the technology transfer spanning different materials and sectors to identify technological issues based on demand and to tackle these issues by proactive network activities.

Moreover, the cluster actively contributes to initiating technology-oriented joint projects with regional value creation. The cluster focuses its activities on seven fields including metallic lightweight construction materials, fibre composites, plastics and glass.

Cluster working groups dealing with these topics have already been set up throughout Bavaria. Cluster meetings on specific subjects are held at companies and institutes bringing together experts and potential customers. Cluster working groups and expert panels meet regularly to discuss special issues thus condensing topics down to the project level and supporting partners in their market-oriented project work.

The advisory board of 16 experts of the materials business supports the Cluster-Management to integrate economy and science to set the course.

This is done by establishing a constantly updated und pro-actively organized platform for companies and institutes, as well as visits of enterprises and institutes - the so called cluster-meetings.

With these meetings, forums and workshops, the Cluster New Materials brings together decision makers and key members of materials business and enables target-oriented exchange of information and experiences.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

The advantages for partners of the Cluster New Materials are:

More information and communication by CNW

  • Networking through technology-specific platforms.
  • Short distances to the right contacts.
  • Current and customized news

More knowledge transfer and management in the network of the CNW

  • Rapid and practical access to research, trends and markets.
  • Strategic design of issues of the CNW.
  • Discounted rates at the events of the cluster.

More potential for your ideas in the CNW

  • Support of your project work.
  • Combined know-how and specific finding of skills.
  • Faster access to partners for implementation.

Improved competitiveness through joint appearance at the CNW

  • Transparent presentation of your skills and offers.
  • Creation of synergy potentials.
  • Advantages through joint market development.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
South Africa
United States
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: 
Austria
Denmark
Italy
Spain
Switzerland
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?: 
AC Styria | Business Upper Austria
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
INTERREG

S_LIFE

European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7