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DITECFER District for Rail Technologies, High Speed, Networks' Safety & Security

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 29 July, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Toscana
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Cluster Tecnologico Nazionale "Trasporti Italia 2020"
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Veronica Elena
Bocci
Cluster Manager
00393298363922
coordinatore@ditecfer.eu
Irina
Vescu
Other
irina.vescu@ditecfer.partners
Guido
Ancarani
Other
guido.ancarani@ditecfer.partners
Paolo
Pacini
Other
paolo.pacini@ditecfer.eu
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Transportation and Logistics
Technology fields: 
System and transportation
Railway Transport
S3 EU priority areas: 
High speed rail-road transportation systems
Smart green & integrated transport systems
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
New Materials, Energy Efficiency, Cybersecurity
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
125
Number of SME members: 
110
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
0
Number of larger company members: 
15
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
3
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Hitachi Rail Italy S.p.A.
Larger Company
ECM S.p.A.
Larger Company
Thales Italia S.p.A.
Larger Company
Italcertifer S.p.A.
Larger Company
Knorr Bremse Rail Systems Italy S.p.A.
Larger Company
Intecs Solutions S.p.A.
Larger Company
IDS S.p.A.
Larger Company
National Research Council of Italy
Research Organisation
University of Florence
University
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

DITECFER MISSION

"To support networking and to push R&D in order to develop ideas and competitive products and services through a close collaboration between Tuscan Enterprises/Universities/Research Bodies/Laboratories and National/European Counterparts"

 

DITECFER VISION

"THINK RAIL THINK TUSCANY - Tuscany to become the reference territory for European Rail Stakeholders in terms of ideas, components, systems, services, laboratories thanks to its strong competences, capacity to innovate and public-private investments in Railway Laboratories and Technological Demonstrators"

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)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
India
Iran
Japan
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: 
France
Germany
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
i-Trans - France
Berlin Partner - Germany
Rail Alliance - United Kingdom
Railgrup - Spain
Southern Railway Cluster - Poland
BTS - Germany
CNA - Germany
ARUS - Turkey
RCSEE - Serbia
CenSec - Denmark
Järnvägsklustret - Sweden
Mafex - Spain
AROT - Romania
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

DITECER is Leader of the project funded under the European Union's COSME Programme "PERES Promoting European Rail Excellence outSide EU" ESCP-4i (http://www.peresinfo.com/).

DITECFER is Partner of the project funded under the European Union's INTERREG EUROPE Programme "RECORD Regions in Europe Coordinate and Optimize innovation and competitiveness policy instruments towaRDs the sustainability of transport - study case of SMEs in the railway sector" (https://www.interregeurope.eu/record/).

ERDF Tuscany Region 2014-2020:

- Call Internationalization 2015 - Project "Think Rail Buy Tuscany": Internationalisation of SMEs in Third countries (Turkey, UAE)

- Call Technological Clusters - Project "TRail-Tech 2020": Cluster management and delivery of innovation services to members

- Call Internationalization 2017 - Project "TRailS to Asia and South America": Internationalisation of SMEs in Third countries (Brazil, Iran, Turkey, UAE).