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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 6 January, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Future South
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Richard
Hall
07770 60 56 64
richard@futuresouth.org
Celia
Antoniu
Cluster Manager
+4402392842370
info@greentechsouth.com
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Clean Production / Green Technologies
Creative products
S3 EU priority areas: 
Bio fuels & energy efficiency
Eco-innovations
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Off-shore renewables
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
130
Number of SME members: 
118
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
7
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
University of Portsmouth
University
University of Southampton
University
Southern Water
Larger Company
IBM
Larger Company
Bouygues UK
Larger Company
Sustrans
Larger Company
Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution
Larger Company
Southampton Solent University
University
Partnership for Urban South Hampshire
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Greentech South, the Technology and Innovation Cluster, has been created by Future South to support and further businesses within the low carbon economy. The cluster is focused on the following immediate goals to support businesses:

  • £4 Million grant scheme to assist companies in commercialising ideas.
  • Facilitate 200 Greentech apprenticeships with SMEs within 2 years.
  • Work in partnership with UKTI to find new markets for export.

We intend that Greentech South will become a self-sustaining cluster, providing valuable support and significant benefits to around 250 member organisations. To this end, we will:

  • Build a strong network of active companies with clear areas of special interest.
  • Create a thriving and internationally recognised world class Cluster.

In order to meet these goals, Greentech South will work with Businesses, Universities and Local Government to capitalise on the world class research and development within our region. Together we will create and enhance opportunities that will lead to significant growth and jobs. By meeting these goals, the region will become internationally recognised for its contribution to a low carbon economy, with associated developments in technology and innovation widely recognised as a vital component of our economy.

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.)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Estonia
France
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

LoToNo

SEIHOUHAI

Innovate UK

Regional Growth Fund

ESIF

LoToNo (Disruptive Technologies)

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Managed a €4 million programme for the UK Government - working with 106 SMEs to develop low carbon technologies and commercialise them.

Created 210 new jobs (average salary £30k) within the low carbon sector

Attracted £30 Million of match funding to the Solent LEP area.

Started the process for a Regional Community Bank supporting local sustainable projects (this is still ongoing).

Collaborated on an Environmental Technology Hub at the University of Portsmouth

Created a wireless technology hub for the University of Portsmouth and the University of Southampton Science Park

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We are a triple helix organisation, well networked and with a good reputation in the South of England. We have 125 SMEs looking to do business in the low carbon sector. 

We have a proven track record of achievment and are looking to build on our successes.