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Cluster SCC - Fondazione Smart Cities & Communities - Lombardia

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 17 March, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Lombardia
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmailGender
Luca
Ferraris
Cluster Manager
l.ferraris@clusterscclombardia.it
Male
Sauro
Vicini
Cluster Manager
s.vicini@clusterscclombardia.it
Male
Marta
Abinti
Other
m.abinti@clusterscclombardia.it
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Italian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Appliances
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Sensors & Wireless products
Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems
S3 EU priority areas: 
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Big Data, Telecomunnications and wireless sensors connections, Risk managment systems, Smart grids, Energy devices, City logistics, Integration of systems, Telemedicine Services
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
103
Number of SME members: 
66
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
0
Number of larger company members: 
9
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
9
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
18
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
STMicroelectronics
Larger Company
Cisco Italia SpA
Larger Company
Università degli Studi di Bergamo
University
Università degli Studi di Brescia
University
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
University
Università degli Studi di Pavia
University
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
University
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 
Mission:
Bring out the synergies between companies, large and SMEs, and the research world to hack on the broad development of Smart Cities & Communities.
Catalyze and accelerate innovative activities, in a spirit of open collaboration and inclusive, encouraging contamination between different areas of specialization identified by Lombardy Region.
Develop strategies for implementation of the Smart Communities to improve the quality of life of the communities in Lombardy.
Support actively and concretely the founders in the development of initiatives and projects promoting collaboration and mutual exchange of knowledge and good practice.
Goals:
To promote and facilitate research in support of a sustainable innovation in the field of smart cities and communities
To facilitate the design, development and implementation of advanced technological solutions of urban and metropolitan scale
To represent authoritatively the interests of its founders and participants in institutional relationships, both at regional, national and international level
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
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
India
Singapore
Taiwan
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Participation in the Smart City Tech Parnership

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
DSP VALLEY
GAIA
AMEC
BICCNET
House of Energy
Systematic
Brains Business
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European Programmes
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 
Promotes the development and sustainable growth of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Supports a path of accompaniment based on an innovative system of knowledge that identifies and supports the potential of individuals and aggregations.
Promotes all possible convergence of various technologies developed and a strong focus on the cross-fertilization of skills.
Facilitates the experimental projects that realize interventions that are of real interest to the region, both for the government and for the Lombardy regional industrial fabric and leading returns in the areas of expertise both at the regional, national and international level.