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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 : 
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Italian Technology Cluster for Smart Communities
Enterprise Europe Network (ALPS-EEN)
Cluster Management Team: 
Sanfeliu Giaimo
Internationalisation Responsible
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Cluster Manager
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Ramella Votta
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ECCP Responsible Person
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ECCP Responsible Person
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Cluster Manager
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Romero Tapia
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Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
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
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
AI, Blockchain, IoT, Cloud Computing, Smart Cities, Digitalisation
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of larger company members: 
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy

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?: 
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
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: 
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: 
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 
Business models’ definition, business opportunities’ evaluation and profitability scenarios through business intelligence and numerical simulation.
Mentoring: know-how and methodology transfer, clustering.
Training: support on business strategy definition (industry and market perspectives), marketing strategy, economics and financials.
Coordination and management of activities and projects, including those related to Smart Cities and Communities: assessing needs and interests, developing methodologies for performance measurement, and identifying relevant KPIs.
Engagement of local, regional and national public and private stakeholders: institutions, municipalities, Cities, ICT industry players (SMEs, LEs, RTOs) and end-users.
Communication, dissemination and exploitation of result, promoting and creating public awareness and ensuring that stakeholders and potential end users are consciously aware of the benefits and reaches of the deployed solutions.
Networking and clustering activities, involving local, national industrial and academic partners and European clusters to generate new partnerships and build


Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Media Evolution
Basque Mobility and Logistics Cluster, MLC ITS Euskadi
Business Upper Austria
Images & Reseaux
ICT Cluster Bulgaria
Electric vehicles industrial cluster
Clúster Digital de Catalunya
Envipark CLEVER
OÖ Energiesparverband
Catalan Water Partnership (CWP)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
  • BRIDGE (COSME ESCP-4i): “Building Relations to go International for Data-Driven Growing Enterprises (start-ups and SMEs)” will strengthen cluster partners' internationalization approach and provide more professional internationalisation support services to companies by developing a joint international strategy aimed at helping European Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain start-ups and SMEs in their internationalisation process beyond Europe.  
  • INTonomous (COSME ESCP-4i): INTernationalisation for Autonomous Driving actors, aims at supporting SMEs and start-ups active in autonomous driving to go international on 3 identified strategic markets (1. Canada, 2. USA, 3. United Arab Emirates).
  • ToNite (Urban Innovative Actions): aims to improve the liveability of the areas in the city of Turin along the Dora river in the evening hours, through the redevelopment of public spaces and technical and financial support for the activation of proximity services. The Municipality of Torino is the project leader. 
  • CIRCULAR 4.0 (ALPINE SPACE): aims to strengthen digitalisation processes by SMEs to foster innovation processes and accelerate the transition to the Circular Economy (CE) in Alpine Space. The project will produce an Action plan to contribute to the transition toward CE with SMEs digitalization creating added value for stakeholders in the Alpine Space and supporting Policies and EUSALP Macro Strategy.
  • SmartCTClusters (COSME- Cluster excellence): aims to establish the bases of a collaborative network that includes some of the most relevant ecosystems of the Smart City model: Mobility, Energy, Environment and ICT, training and allowing the knowledge sharing between European Clusters and SMEs. 
  • 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).
  • 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. FINISHED

  • 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. FINISHED

  • 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. FINISHED

  • 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). FINISHED

  • 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. FINISHED
  • 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. FINISHED

  • 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). FINISHED

  • 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. FINISHED