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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 December, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
alberto
bichi
Cluster Manager
0032497477298
bichi@fesi-sport.org
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Education and Knowledge Creation
Textile Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Creative products
Sports and Leisure
S3 EU priority areas: 
Sports activities
Scientific research & development
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
23
Number of SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
13
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: 
1.EPSI encourages networking between sport corporations, clusters, SMEs, universities and research organisations
2.It contributes to the dissemination of new knowledge and innovation opportunities / trends for its members. 3. Influence policy-makers on Research & Innovation trends within the sports sector.
4. It respond to European call for proposals with the aim of finalising innovation projects among its members.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
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
Support of knowledge transfer
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME

EU4SportsCusters Alliance

EU4SportsCusters Alliance is a project that was developed within the framework of the COSME Work Programme. Its objective is to implement and test a Joint Internationalisation Strategy for the European Strategic Sport Clusters Partnership, maximising the potential of its cross-sectorial nature, developing new value chains and exploiting international opportunities for SMEs, especially those existing in third markets outside the EU.

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Partners should cooperate with EPSI because it has an extensive experience and expertise in the field of sport, research and development. EPSI strives for a more innovation-friendly environment for the EU’s sports industry and has embraced a cross-sectoral approach, which covers the health, economic, social and cultural dimensions of sport.