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Fondazione Torino Wireless

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 18 December, 2002
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
21-30
Regions: 
Piemonte
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Silvana
Sanfeliu Giaimo
ECCP Responsible Person
+39 011 1950 1401
silvana.sanfeliu@torinowireless.it
Chiara
Ferroni
Project Manager
+39 011 1950 1401
chiara.ferroni@torinowireless.it
Marco
Ramella Votta
Cluster Manager
+39 011 1950 1401
marco.ramella@torinowireless.it
Elisa
Copertino
Internationalisation Responsible
+39 011 1950 1401
elisa.copertino@torinowireless.it
Marco
Passarella
ECCP Responsible Person
+39 011 1950 1401
marco.passarella@torinowireless.it
Cristina
Colucci
Project Manager
+39 011 1950 1401
cristina.colucci@torinowireless.it
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Italian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Digital Systems, Digital Representation
Information Technology/Informatics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)
Information service activities
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
320
Number of SME members: 
229
Number of larger company members: 
15
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
22
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
54
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Torino Wireless manages the Regional ICT Innovation Cluster (Polo ICT) and the Italian Technology Cluster for Smart Communities (SmartCommunitiesTech), providing innovation-related services to companies, universities and research centers, public stakeholders and other relevant actors, with a special focus on complex projects related to Smart City.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 
  • Scenario analysis (market and industry) and business opportunity identification focused on vertical high technology fields
  • Cluster management and interaction with technology based companies during the mid-long term
  • Call for proposals’ support activities for companies that want to participate in European, Italian or regional calls
  • Networking and partnership building related to innovation actions, programmes, funds, etc.
  • Complex project management related to Smart City, according to the European and Italian (national and regional) policies
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
Singapore
United Arab Emirates
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: 
Belgium
France
Germany
Spain
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
BioPmed
bwcon
Mov'eo
Madrid Network
Media Evolution
TWIST
Business Upper Austria
Images & Reseaux
CENFIM
Catalan Water Partnership (CWP)
OÖ Energiesparverband
FundingBox
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
Other
  • MobiGoIn-Action - Mobility Goes International in Action (COSME 2016): Torino Wireless is the coordinator of this COSME project, focused on the internationalisation of European SMEs and Startups. MobiGoIn-Action will test and carry out a first implementation of MobiGoIn Internationalisation Strategy (developed by the MobiGoIn project), it will build a Cooperation Partnership with international stakeholders in two identified World Regions (1. North-America and 2. China-Singapore) and initiate business collaborations for European SMEs in two target markets (Automotive and Smart Cities) in the field of technological innovation for Smart Mobility.

  • SENTINEL - Cluster Network for Hospitality Sustainable Development and Internationalization (COSME 2016): a cluster network that will develop a long-term partnership to help their SMEs in exploring, identifying, selecting and acquiring market intelligence on new and emerging markets outside Europe where the hospitality sector has a huge growth. SENTINEL will also support SMEs in acquiring capacities to start an internationalisation process to enter the selected markets integrating them in a global cross-sectoral value chain for the hospitality sector.

  • ReVAL - Reseau Velo Alpes Latines (Alcotra 2014-2020): it developed the bicycle touring tourism in the surrounding areas of the cities of Cuneo (IT) and Chambery (FR) and worked to enhance routes and paths to encourage a more sustainable mobility for the residents.

  • DiMa-Hub (I4MS Call - 2016): it develop a feasibility study and a business plan for the Regional Digital Innovation Hub from Piedmont, specialised on advanced laser-based applications (including additive manufacturing).

  • MobiGoIn - Mobility Goes International (COSME 2014): Torino Wireless coordinated this COSME project, focused on the Smart Mobility industry. MobiGoIn built a European Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP-4i) on Mobility, promoting cross-sectorial collaboration among European SMEs and defining a common and operative strategy for an internationalization process.
  • SUMPs-Up - European Programme for Accelerating the Take-up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (H2020 MG-5.4-2015) will provide a comprehensive programme for accelerating the take-up of SUMPs in Europe.

  • ALPS (COSME-EEN): it established an Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) "Consortium" for North-West of Italy, covering three regions (Piemonte, Liguria and Valle d’Aosta), enhancing, renovating and creating EU easy access added value services dedicated to companies (specially SMEs).

  • OCOVA AlpMedNet (ALCOTRA – INTERREG IV): it created a network between 3 Alps-Mediterranean regions: Hautes-Alpes, Piedmont (represented by Torino Wireless) and Liguria, by organising dissemination events on innovation applied to different sectors (transport and infomobility, tourism, e-government and environmental monitoring).

  • FI-WARE (FI-PPP Call 1 – FP7): it provides an open, public and royalty-free architecture and a set of open specifications to allow developers, service providers, enterprises and other organizations to develop open and innovative products that satisfy their needs. TOWL’s role is to strengthen connections between FI-WARE and Torino Smart City.