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Madrid Sustainability and Renewable Energies Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 18 February, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Comunidad de Madrid
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
Certified as Innovative Companies Association (AEI) by the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Tourism
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Gema
Sanz
Cluster Manager
+34 91 399 75 82
gema.sanz@madridnetwork.org
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Technology fields: 
Energy management
Process optimisation, waste heat utilisation
S3 EU priority areas: 
Bio fuels & energy efficiency
Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks (e.g. smart grids)
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
15
Number of SME members: 
9
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsite
Madrid Network
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission

To act as an efficient mechanism for integrating R&D in the business sector and position Madrid as an international leader in the field of research, project development and power generation from renewable energy sources.

Objectives

- Develop and implement the concept of energy saving and efficiency in Madrid.

- Identify and promote projects and areas of improvement to increase the competitiveness of Madrid-based companies in the energy sector.

- Strengthen the relationship between the cluster and its partners, and between these and the region's scientific and technological parks, other clusters and research centres in other countries.

- Constitute Forums and Working Groups where partners can debate on future strategies.

- Facilitate the international development of the partners than constitute the cluster.

- Undertake initiatives to attract foreign companies to set up their businesses within the Madrid Region.

- Develop, attract and retain professionals in businesses within the Madrid region.

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.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of technology transfer
Details of support services: 

Access to finance

New market search

Support to participate in European Projects

Search of technology and commercial partners

Networking and Specific Working Groups

Technology Surveillance

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Colombia
Iran
Mexico
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany
Italy
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Madrid Aerospace Cluster
Aerospace Valley
Skywin Wallonia
Basilicata Space Cluster
si-Cluster
gi-Cluster
Klaster Inteligentnych Systemow Transportowych (KITS)
Logistics in Wallonia (LiW)
Fondazione Parco Tecnologico Padano
Madrid Biocluster
Madrid ICT-Audiovisual Cluster
Spanish Platform Cluster (language cluster)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME

SPACE2ID Project: funded by the COSME call "Cluster Go International"

innoSmart Project: funded by the CIP Programme "Clusters in support of entrepreneurship and emerging industries" call (2014-2016)

Certified as Innovative Companies Association (AEI) by the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Tourism

 

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Some succesful projects:

- Pellet production from energy crops in Valdaracete.

- Quality control Mobile Laboratory for photovoltaic modules.

- Development of electric vehicles from renewable sources - hydrogen stack.

- Solid Waste Treatment Plant.

- White Paper on Smart Cities. Development along with different cluster partners and presentation together with the Federation of Municipalities of Madrid's Smart Cities initiative for the Madrid region.

- Smart Cities Working Group.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Madrid Sustainability and Renewable Energies Cluster develops business support and training activities and collaborates with regional, national and international partners in the following fields:

- Creation, development and promotion of projects in the field of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability.

- Identification of business opportunities.

- Participation in National and International R&D and innovation projects.

- Networking activities (workshops and networking events, InterCluster Days, Sectoral Trade Fairs, Brokerage Events, etc).

- International Study Visits and delegations to Madrid Network.