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Domotys: Home & Building Automation and Smart Cities

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 January, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
AEI (Ministry of Industria, Energy and Tourism). Catalonia Clusters. XEEC (Network of Energetic Entities of Catalonia) and in the ECREE (Catalan Strategy for Energetic Renewal of Buildings).
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Adrià
Martínez
Cluster Manager
(34) 93 182 88 19
amartinez@secartys.org
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Construction Products and Services
Technology fields: 
Construction maintenance and monitoring methods & equipment
Construction methods and equipment
S3 EU priority areas: 
Construction of buildings
Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
219
Number of SME members: 
176
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Since its foundation in 2009, the strategy of Domotys, the non-profit Spanish Association for the Internationalization and Innovation of the Home Automation companies, has been promoting the interest of the small and medium enterprise, technologic centers and universities. Since 2010 has been recognized as an Innovative Enterprise Group by the Government of Spain.

With this ambitious challenge in mind, Domotys developed its activity and transmitted its strategic view through its members and the citizenship in general.

Domotys works through a cluster strategy, it means that it has a global view of the entire home automation value chain and it is aware of the involved agents of the sector. Therefore, Domotys includes among its associates, universities, technological centers going through big companies and specially a wide representation of SMEs which build the national industry network.

Nowadays, Domotys is composed by 219 members and it is positioned as a referent in the sector within Spain and Europe. Domotys has a continuous contact with its associates which is translated into real approach of the challenges that the companies need to face as well as the market opportunities to reach.

In order to accomplish this purpose, Domotys divides its efforts in four wide areas: the internationalization, the innovation, the funding and training. For each one of these areas, there are design customized services according to the needs of the associated companies in order to add value and improve their competences and position them as leaders within the market out of the national borders.

Domotys focus its attention on the internationalization as the main area of Domotys efforts. The main tools that Domotys uses are the commercial missions and the presence in international tradeshows. It was able to develop an own network of international delegates worldwide which support the associated companies through their local knowledge of the market as well as their expertise in the sector and contacts in the country.

Domotys takes part in different entities in different level: in a regional level Domotys participates in the XEEC (Network of Energetic Entities of Catalonia) favoured by the ICAEN and in the ECREE (Catalan Strategy for Energetic Renewal of Buildings) initiative of the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the ICAEN.

Likewise, DOMOTYS is ranged with the Catalan Strategy of Investigation and Innovation for Intelligent Specialisation, the RIS3CAT, and is involved in the industrial strategy of Catalonia, particularly in the field of the energy, chemical and resources

In a national level, DOMOTYS is member of I Innovative Enterprise Group recognised by the Government of Spain.

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 collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
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: 
Denmark
France
Germany
Italy
Poland
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?: 
The Innovation Cluster for Sustainable Construction
Zrównoważona Infrastruktura
INNOVABIC
SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE CLUSTER INSTYTUT DORADZTWA LTD
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
INTERREG

WIDER PROJECT

The main objective of WIDER Project is to contribute to the identification and strengthening of innovation capacities, knowledge management and networking of the Mediterranean SMEs. This project intends to improve the position of new products for small and medium-sized companies, following the whole delivery chain of eco smart housing for active and independent living of the elderly in seven regional industrial Mediterranean areas.

Domotys members will get the chance to enhance the value of their products through networking with the participating countries companies and to position themselves on new markets.

 

The program to support Innovative Business Groups (AEI ) provides support with public funds innovation strategies and business competitiveness developed by the Innovative Business Groups (AEI ) that are recognized as such because of their registration in the Special Register of AEI Ministry .

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

DISSEMINATION NOTEBOOK

One of the main objectives of the Domotys Cluster is to promote the benefits of home automation. Thus, its members decided to drow up a dissemination notebook addressed to end-users, in order to explain, in simple and direct terms, the advantages of incorporating automation in homes.

The document approaches topics such as energy efficency, safety and comfort. Also explains how automation can improve citizens quality of life while contributing to cities sustainability.

This iniciative is particulary relevant to achieve cooperation of Cluster members towards a common goal.

 

SMART CITY BOOK

Domotys members have cooperated in the development of “Smart City, to the intelligent management” document.

This book proposes a definition of Smart City, such as a city capable of managing resources and energy sources optimally, improving people quality of life and optimizing services to improve their profitability of use. It embraces social, technical, politic and functional aspects.

This book belongs to the short and medium term Domotys strategy. “Smart Cities” are a reality, in fact, Cluster companies research, develop and innovate solutions and systems are already making possible for cities to get smarter.