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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 1 September, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Prov. Liège
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Collin
Pierre
Cluster Manager
+3243491249
p.collin@twist-cluster.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Communications Equipment and Services
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Serious Games
Visualisation, Virtual Reality
S3 EU priority areas: 
New media & easier access to cultural contents (e.g. heritage)
Motion picture, video & television programme production, sound recording & music publishing activities
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
immersive & Interactive medias
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
100
Number of SME members: 
80
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
9
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
6
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
EVS
Larger Company
RTBF
Larger Company
IRIS
Larger Company
RTL Group
Larger Company
Freecaster
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

TWIST (Technologies from Wallonia for Image, Sound and Text) is the business Cluster dedicated to the Digital Medias in Wallonia and is the main business cluster active in the sector of digital audiovisual and multimedia technologies in Belgium.

TWIST has been building for 8 years a triple helix network of more or less 100 members (representing 4.500 direct jobs and a turnover of 1 billion euro) including 80% SMEs, 5 TV channels, 6 universities & research centres, 2 investments funds and the public authorities working within the media and audiovisual sectors.

TWIST is mainly active on three markets:

  • The content producers market: we work on fields such as Cinema, TV, Animation;
  • The TV Channels market: we work on the development of broadcast technologies and facilities;
  • The marketing/communication/Event/Sport/Museum market: we develop immersive and interactive content and technologies.
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.)
Direct advisory services
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Kazakhstan
United Arab Emirates
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: 
Estonia
France
Germany
Spain
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?: 
Infopole Cluster TIC
Cap Digital
Media Evolution
Pôle Média Grand Paris
Eurecat
Estonian Digital Cluster
Transmedia Bayern
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
FP7
CIP/COSME

Eurotransmedia is a European project aimed at supporting the transmedia sector. Officially started the 1st of September 2013, the project will run for three years, until September 2016. We consider transmedia as the future of Media industry. 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

In 2013, TWIST has won the leading place for the European project Eurotransmedia which is gathering media clusters to bridge digital content with emerging technologies.

This challenging project started on September 2013 and will end up on September 2016. The EuroTransmedia project gathers some of the most influent triple helix media clusters in Europe such as Cap Digital (France), Pole Media Grand Paris (France), Interface Europe (Belgium), Media Evolution (Sweden), Barcelona Media (Spain), Eesti Digikeskus (Estonia), Plaine Commune (France) and CINQ (Canada).

Their main goal is to develop cooperation between all the stakeholders along the value chain (industrials, SMEs, research labs, academics, and public authorities) and to address the transmedia revolution with innovative solutions and stimulate economic development at European level.

As main achievement, a coherent and unified research agenda and the related interregional joint action plan will be developed by the consortium in close partnership with regional authorities. This will help Europe and its regions to reach the top spots in the emerging globalized transmedia sector, forming a European wide, world class cluster of excellence in the field.

www.eurotransmedia.eu