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EIKEN- Basque Audiovisual and Digital Content

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 1 October, 2004
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
País Vasco
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
NEM Initiative
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Fran
Valmaña
Cluster Manager
0034944048225
fran@eikencluster.com
Veronica
Sanchez
Internationalisation Responsible
0034944048225
vsanchez@eikencluster.com
Languages spoken: 
Basque
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Audiovisual Equipment and Communication
Creative products
S3 EU priority areas: 
Creative, arts & entertainment activities
Development of regional cultural & creative industries
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
129
Number of SME members: 
125
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
EiTB
Larger Company
EUSKALTEL
Larger Company
TECNALIA
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Our mission is to drive the development and competitiveness of the organizations and sectors that are related with the creation and distribution of contents in the Basque Country, using the strategic actions based in the business collaboration. These strategic actions are based on the following guiding principles:

  • Benefit the competitiveness of the Basque enterprises related with the generation and distribution of contents.
  • Help the organizations in the process of transformation, doing consultation work and instructing them.  
  • Benefit the generation of opportunities through collaboration projects between the partners. 
  • Benefit the international projection and the access to new markets to the Basque organizations. 
  • To increase the development of new projects and activities that can result in the creation of new organizations.   
  • Investigate, study and analysis of tendencies, offering relevant documentation and information for the organizations (competitive vigilance). 
  • To work in a regulatory framework and regulations that benefits the development and growth of the industry of digital contents.
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)
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Canada
India
Mexico
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: 
Denmark
France
Italy
Norway
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?: 
GAIA, Europe
Euratechnologies, Europe
Design Cooperation Brainport, Europe
Cluster ICT-Audiovisual of Madrid, Europe
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkLink (Regional/National)
FP7

SMART CULTURE PROJECT

Relevant Project References: 
The SmartCulture project aims at fostering relationships between Cultural Heritage organizations, regional cultural and creative clusters to create partnerships to enlarge the visibility and accessibility of Heritage collections and sites.
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

International brand recognisition "Basque Audiovisual & Digital Content" present in specialized international markets and trade missions worldwide.MipTV , MipCOM (Cannes, France) & NATPE (USA).Trade missions from 2012 to: UK, Israel, Denmark, Singapur, India, Norway, Sweden, Scotland and Argentina.

One of the first traditional creative and audiovisual cluster transformed into a larger meta cluster of industries around digital content.