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ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, Mechatronics-Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 1 January, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Niederösterreich
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Harald
Bleier
Cluster Manager
+43 2742 9000-19672
h.bleier@ecoplus.at
Simone
Hagenauer
ECCP Responsible Person
+43 2742 9000-19657
s.hagenauer@ecoplus.at
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Hungarian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Downstream Metal Products
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
3D printing
Machining (turning, drilling, moulding, planing, cutting)
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Resource efficiency
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Energy technologies, Additive manufacturing and Smart production
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
320
Number of SME members: 
265
Number of larger company members: 
43
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
12
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 Mechatronics Cluster (MC) is a cross-industry network for companies working in the fields of mechanical engineering and plant construction as well as related business sectors such as apparatus and equipment manufacturing, technology component supply, research and development as well as educational institutions.    The Mechatronics-Cluster  is a cross-regional initiative supported by Lower Austria and Upper Austria. The effectiveness of cross-border cooperation between these two provinces has already been convincingly demonstrated by the success of the Plastics-Cluster. Individual guidance and assistance is provided to cluster members by regional teams at Business Upper Austria and ecoplus . The focus in Lower Austria is on energy technologies, additive manufacturing and smart production.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Germany
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

CORNET (Era-Net): AM4Industry, eco2production, eco2cut, Dyna-Tool, HaPTec, etc