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General Information
Year Established: 
Friday, 1 November, 1996
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Prov. Vlaams-Brabant
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Dieter
Therssen
Cluster Manager
+32 16 24 14 40
dieter.therssen@dspvalley.com
Johan
Lecocq
ECCP Responsible Person
+32 16 21 14 40
johan.lecocq@dspvalley.com
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems
Semiconductors
Digital Systems, Digital Representation
S3 EU priority areas: 
Micro/Nano electronics
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Medical Devices
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
114
Number of SME members: 
86
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
21
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
4
Entrepreneurship and start-up support organisations: 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

DSP Valley brings together the triple helix parties: companies, research institutes, the regional authorities together with other relevant stakeholders (investors, service providers, users, …) that play an important role in the entire value chain of smart solutions enabled by digital technologies.
The mission of DSP Valley is to improve the competitiveness and to accelerate the growth of the cluster by setting up activities and services that support the cluster members in:
 1.    Building emerging and cross-disciplinary value chains
2.    Getting access to the international and global market
3.    Getting access to the required resources: i.e. state of the art technology and competences or public and private funding
As such, DSP Valley contributes significantly in maintaining and improving the relative position of the digital technology industry in the region on global scale. The forecasted growth in digital technologies globally will therefore lead to growth on a local scale and by that to a significant contribution in the prosperity of the regional ecosystem.
 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
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)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Japan
Taiwan
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 addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
France
Germany
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

organise common booth on fair participate in events organised by partner clusters

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Minalogic
SCS
NMI
Silicon Saxony
High Tech NL
BCS
ME2C
Mi-Cluster
DistrettoG&HTMB
Gaia
Midas
BICCnet
BrainsBusiness
Flanders Bio
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: