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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 9 March, 2016
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Prov. Vlaams-Brabant
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
Regional Innovation Cluster
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Name
IPACSO
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Seldeslachts
Ulrich
Cluster Manager
+32475713602
ulrich@lsec.eu
Stoffelen
Wim
Internationalisation Responsible
+3216328541
wim@lsec.eu
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
French
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Communications Equipment and Services
Technology fields: 
Computer Software
Data Protection, Storage, Cryptography, Security
S3 EU priority areas: 
Safety & security
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Cyber Security
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
8000
Number of SME members: 
750
Number of larger company members: 
250
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
63
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
89
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Vasco Data Security
Larger Company
iMinds
Research Organisation
Zion Security
SME
DImension Data
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

European centre of expertise on ict security and cyber security, bringing together both ict security vendors, end users, researchers and policy makers. Supporting the European Cyber Security expertise in Europe and in the rest of the world. Innovating by means of security in various vertical domains such as payments, financial services, fintech, healthcare, ict, manufacturing, automation, automotive and smart technologies. LSEC is the foundation of the European Gateway to Cyber Security (G2CS), via partner clusters in UK, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic, Spain and Italy, connecting to both local cyber security experts from integrators and researchers private and academic and through their customers and ict security professionals of large corporates. 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

Promotional activities : market introduction, peer partner search, vertical market exploration, brand awareness, international representation, events & conferences speaker opportunities, trade show representations, ... 

Innovation activities : proactive partner search, joint innovation proposal, market requirements challenge, funding support, proposal development, innovation development, ... 

corporate development : business development, product development, investor relations, business planning, ...

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Japan
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: 
Czech Republic
Germany
Ireland
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
UK Cyber Security Forum
NSMC
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European Programmes
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
Other
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Various success stories can be retrieved from the Cluster activities: 

1. innovative SME finding new large customers by participating to joint innovation booth at international tradeshow (infosecurity.be)

2. innovative SME's getting market recognition through promotion via international award schemes

3. innovative SME's finding additional investors through promotion via international award schemes and direct cluster intervention

4. innovative SME's being financed in innovative support programs (Europe and member states) through direct cluster intervention

5. joint collaboration between innovative SME's to jointly reach larger target market and customers

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Extensive experience

Large network, not limited to local cluster only, through international cluster of clusters

Both end-user relations (7000+), industry representation (+3000 professional users), academic (+600 researchers in specialized institutes). 

Focus on innovation and innovation development 

Existing promotional formats and activities

European Cyber Security & Privacy Innovation Awards