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General Information
Year Established: 
Monday, 15 June, 2015
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Prov. Limburg (BE)
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Vanguard initiative
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Kris
Binon
Cluster Manager
+32468298872
kris.binon@flam3d.be
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
French
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defense
Apparel
Automotive
Technology fields: 
3D printing
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Advanced materials
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Medical Devices
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Additive Manufacturing
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
72
Number of SME members: 
55
Number of larger company members: 
8
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
9
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Flam王D is a not-for-profit organisation representing over 60 Companies and Research Institutes in Flanders, Belgium. Our goal is to promote all aspects of 3D printing and facilitate and support the creation new value chains.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Japan
United States
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: 
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Brainport development (EU)
Flanders Bike Valley (EU)
Vlamef (EU)
Clusta (EU)
Cluster connected to the Vanguard Initiative (EU)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
INTERREG

only one so far:  INTERREG 2-SEAS: 2S01­097 3D&FPP

- others are currently evaluated

  • Regional (Flemish) funding
  • 3D&FPP (Interreg 2 seas)
  • others expected soon
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
  • 9 to 70 members in just one year time
  • active business links
  • promotion on fairs & events
  • demonstrator development with international press reaction
Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

extensive network in 3D-printing; unique links to top-level 3DP-companies; proven track-record on service delivery and business development.