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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 3 October, 2018
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
cameron
edwards
Cluster Manager
+61434714377
cameron@infranomics.com.au
Male
angela
elliott
Cluster Manager
+61450556533
angela@infranomics.com.au
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Metal Mining
Upstream Metal Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Storage of electricity, batteries
Metals and Alloys
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
New energy metals
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
10
Number of SME members: 
8
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
10
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
InfraNomics
Incubator
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Lithium Australia
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission/Objectives: 

Global centre for refining and processing new energy metals such as lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, graphite, vanadium for power storage and energy transportation. 

The main objectives are:

  1. Promote a strategic vision between the companies in the cluster.
  2. Approach local demand clusters: energy, petrochemicals, resources, marine and technology
  3. Detecting the strategic challenges and major operational problems .
  4. Explore partnerships and collaboration between businesses in and outside the cluster. 
  5. Strengthen the capacity and commercial positioning and marketing of West Australian companies working in new energy materials.
  6. Increase the visibility of agents and value chain cluster.
  7. Disseminate and promote the innovative capabilities of the cluster companies worldwide. 
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 private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Details of support services: 

• Joint R&D • Promoting innovation • Joint marketing • Export promotion, developing new markets • Joint procurement, sourcing • Providing and using services to businesses (cluster services) • Training and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) • Utilising synergies and economies of scale • Lobbying

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Australia
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
European Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation in Europe: 
Belgium
France
Germany
Netherlands
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following activities in Europe to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

We are establishing European businesses in Australia as an alternative to China.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Local partner. Expertise. Growth of production and employment • A boost to innovation • Improved competence and know-how • Improved quality and productivity • Higher exports • Better resource utilisation through cooperation. Strategic alliances.