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General Information
Year Established: 
Monday, 3 January, 2011
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Central Macedonia
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Angelos
Manglis
Cluster Manager
+302310531000
HMC.facilitator@hamac.gr
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Greek
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Communications Equipment and Services
Education and Knowledge Creation
S3 EU priority areas: 
Telecommunications
Emerging industries: 
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
70
Number of SME members: 
60
Number of larger company members: 
20
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
5
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Hellenic Mobile Cluster

The Hellenic Mobile Cluster aims to increase the international competitiveness of its members, stimulate the development of new, innovative and competitive products and services as well as produce economies of scale which could be achieved with the close cooperation between the different parties of the so called triple helix (universities, research centers and industry). The Hellenic Mobile Cluster aims to develop and exploit competitive and innovative products and services with high added value which could lead to an international recognition. It is a knowledge-based cluster which includes enterprises, and research and academic institutions stemming mainly from the region of Attica and is also specialized in innovative activities with a strong orientation in the global market.

The cluster is developed under the auspices of HAMAC (the Hellenic Association of Mobile Applications Companies), and consists of companies which are members of HAMAC, and research and academic institutions. The facilitator is Atlantis Consulting S.A.

Having as a goal the stimulation of innovation activities and the achievement of economies of scale through the development of a close cooperation between enterprises and institutions of the sector, the establishment of the Hellenic Mobile Cluster will enhance the ecosystem in which company-members operate, aiming at their global business development.

Several of the most significant targets in which the Hellenic Mobile Cluster will focus on, are the following:

  • To become a strengthening centre of innovation in the sector of the mobile applications services
  • To assist its members to develop, through synergies with SMEs, large corporations, research and academic institutions  venture capital, large mobile application companies, local, regional and national entities, as well as the social and business institutions of Greece and Europe. 
  • To be a motivating force which will contribute to the recognition of the leading role of   Greek enterprises and research institutions of the country in general, in the mobile application sector, worldwide. 
  • To enhance synergy with corresponding international clusters as well as to strengthen relations with international corporations and research and academic institutions. This is considered a very crucial characteristic of the cluster and a competitive and innovative source. In order to achieve this objective, the facilitator will play a significant role in coordinating the synergy between enterprises, research and academic institutions and the corresponding business risk capital,
  • To take advantage of opportunities for the funding of technological, investment and research activities of its members, at the context of national or European programmes, actions and initiatives.  
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 cross-sectorial cooperation
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Details of support services: 

The Hellenic Mobile Cluster (HMC) strives to increase the international competitiveness of its members, to enhance the development of innovative and competitive products and services, as well as to create economies of scale that could be achieved through the close cooperation among the various groups of the so-called triple helix (universities, research centers and enterprises). The task of the members responds to the present entrepreneurial, technological, economic and social challenges. Hellenic Mobile Cluster contributes significantly to the development of all possible synergies amongst its members, as well as to the utilization of their competitive and innovative products and services, which will lead to international recognition.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Cyprus
Hong Kong
Japan
South Africa
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Germany
Netherlands
Poland
United Kingdom
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Cluster No 55
Corallia
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
FP7

Large-scale demonstrators in support of GMES and GNSS based services in Athens, Greece (LDA)

Relevant Project References: 
http://www.copernicus.eu/
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

1. Signing of the Business Roaming Agreement - HMC belongs to the BRA with members in 63 locations in 27 countires,  providing  free service for all affiliated organisations thus supporting increased collaboration and internationalisation and having access to physical locations and local events. 

2. Participation in the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona 

 

Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

The Hellenic Mobile Cluster has more than 4.000 employees, among them 1.000  scientists and engineers of high academic and professional qualification, a total turnover of over 400 mil. €, holds a significant number of national and international patents with  presence in foreign stock exchanges (NASDAQ and AIM) and have already gained international investors’ trust. HMC has obtained a series of distinctions and awards at national and international level, has a global presence in 40+ countries. The Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies is a  competitive, worldwide,  cluster  which will contribute to the smart, sustainable and extroverted  development of its members as well aw of all the actors of the broader  ecosystem. Its main objectives are to develop and grow the ecosystem, strengthen the international competitiveness, have access to finance, acquire new innovative products and services.