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INEUSTAR, the Spanish Science Industry Association

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 4 March, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
País Vasco
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Erik
Fernandez
Cluster Manager
+34628995777
efernandez@ineustar.com
Male
Leonor
Mendoza
Project Manager
+34697567896
lmendoza@ineustar.com
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Technology fields: 
Automation, Robotics Control Systems
Vacuum
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Advanced materials
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
big science / science industry
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
24
Number of SME members: 
15
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
1
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
7
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
0
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Induciencia
Technology center
Tecnalia
Technology center
Canarian Astrophysics Institute
Technology center
ALBA Synchrotron
Technology center
Ciemat
Technology center
ESS Bilbao
Technology center
Andalusian Astrophisics institute
Technology center
Spanish Pulsed Lasers Center
Technology center
BIC Araba
Incubator
Promalaga
Incubator
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Added Value Industrial Engineering Solutions
SME
Fagor Automation
Larger Company
Elytt Energy
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Spanish Science Industry Association, INEUSTAR, is a Spanish, non-profit, private association of industrial companies dedicated to conception, design, construction, exploitation and maintenance of the scientific instruments and facilities, in order to contribute to the progress of science and technology, as well as to the strengthening of the innovation; and centers its activities within the Science Industry sector (also called Big Science)

INEUSTAR’s horizon and work objectives include fostering and promoting Public-Private Partnerships in all facilities, projects and scientific programs along the world and, in particular, in those where Spain participates with a specific contribution. 

INEUSTAR closely collaborates with the main Spanish public bodies related to Science Industry, such as:

  • Spanish Science and Innovation Ministry
  • Spanish Economy, Industry and Tourism Ministry
  • ICEX Spain Exports and Investments, the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade
  • The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) 
  • Other regional Governments, such as Basque Country and the Tenerife Cabildo

The scope of action of the Association is the whole Spanish area, its work philosophy is a network of companies, research centers, universities and support organizations and institutions that collaborate together. Is for this reason that INEUSTAR manages INDUCIENCIA, the Spanish Science Industry Technology Platform (https://www.induciencia.es/). Within INDUCIENCIA, the majority of the Spanish Science Industry (Big Science) players are included. Currently, the Platform counts with 188 members:

  • 9 Public bodies
  • 3 industrial associations
  • 14 research centers
  • 9 technology centers
  • 120 companies:
    • 102 SMEs
    • 18 Big Companies
  • 4 research facilities
  • 11 public research organizations
  • 18 universities' departments

 

THE IDENTITY

INEUSTAR is a professional association under the Organic Law 1/2002 (22 March), and consists of companies that voluntarily wish to associate. The companies dedicate a relevant part of their activities to Science Industry, are admitted in the Association by the Governing Board as the Statutes and Internal Rules Regime establish.

 

THE MISSION

Working for the benefit of the Spanish Science Industry, achieving the increment of its participation in the supply of projects, equipment, systems and services for the national and international Big Scientific Facilities (BSF).

Contributing, with a joint effort, to the creation of advanced knowledge to be used in other areas in industry.

Incrementing the number of Spanish companies that participate in such projects.

Participating and supporting Spanish candidacies for BSFs and collaborate with the Academia in the related educational aspects. 

 

THE VISION

To mentor the Spanish Science Industry in the joint actions, representing it and being the spokesperson and main agent in front of third parties.

 

THE VALUES

Participatory democracy.

Efficient management.

Planned strategic results orientation.

Solidarity among associates and vocation of service.

Teamwork and collaboration with the scientific community, the public administration and the Academia.

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
Periodic Information dissemination
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
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: 
Denmark
France
Germany
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?: 
AAA (Japan)
KAFAT (South Korea)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: