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LAuGEA cluster (Lithuanian Automotive Export Association)

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 7 April, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Lietuva
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Lithuanian Clusters Association
LETERA klasteris
Metal processing cluster
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Andrius
Rakickas
Cluster Manager
+37061226012
andrius@laugea.com
Languages spoken: 
English
Lithuanian
Russian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Technology fields: 
Body and main parts
Braking system
S3 EU priority areas: 
Machinery & equipment n.e.c.
Motor vehicles & other transport equipments
Emerging industries: 
Logistical Services
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
24
Number of SME members: 
14
Number of larger company members: 
1
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
6
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
UAB Eoltas
Larger Company
Šiauliai university
University
UAB CRAFT bearings
SME
UAB Neigiamas pagreitis
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

LAuGEA cluster is a cross-sectoral business cluster, joining Lithuanian companies and science representatives related to the automotive aftermarket industry. 

Mission:

* To become a cross-border excellence cluster with high quality services for international demand orientation.

Objectives:

* To achieve labeling for the cluster;

* To access new markets and new knowledge;.

* To join long-term partnerships with automotive aftermarket partners;

* To participate in common projects with the partners.

 

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.)
Access to technology services
Support of knowledge transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
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: 
Estonia
Germany
Latvia
Poland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Latvijas Elektrotehnikas un elektronikas rūpniecības asociācija
Klaster Obróbki Metali
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

Projects:

"New Experiences And Unique Solutions For Automotive Aftermarket"​. Financing measure: BSR Innovation express.

"The Improvement of Staff Qualification at Their Workplace“. Financing measure: „Apprenticeship and Improvement of Qualification at the Workplace". No. 09.4.3-ESFA-K-827-01-0010.

"Increasing the Export of Automotive Cluster by Promoting the Search for New Export Markets and Maintenance of Existing Markets". Financing measure: "Business Cluster LT". No. S-03.2.1-LVPA-K-807-01-0021​​​.

"Promotion and Development of Innovation Networking​". Financing measure: "InoLink". No. 01.2.1-LVPA-V-842-01-0002.​​

“Human Resource Management Research of UAB "Klaipėdos Eoltas" Using Business Simulation Model". Financing measure: "Inochecks LT“. No. VP2-1.3.-UM-05-K-03-653.​

"Business Processes of UAB "Jupojos technika" by Identifying Strategic, Tactical or Operational Problems that Affect the Competitiveness and Profitability of an Enterprise". ​Financing measure: "Inochecks LT". No. VP2-1.3.-UM-05-K-03-575.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We can offer:

* New partners, new markets and new ideas

* Reliable partnership in EU funded projects

* Cost reduction groups

* The experience between Nothern, Western and Eastern countries