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MedSilesia Cluster - managed by Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development Ltd.

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 6 April, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Śląskie
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
National Label
Please Specify: 
Key National Cluster distinguished by Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology (former Ministry of Regional Development) and Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePosition
Izabela
Czeremcha
Cluster Manager
Alicja
Michalik
Internationalisation Responsible
Languages spoken: 
English
Polish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Clinical Research, Trials
Heart and blood circulation illnesses
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Human health activities (medical services)
Emerging industries: 
Medical Devices
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
telemedicine; smart hospitals; rehabilitation; surgery and orthopedic tools; diagnostic equipment; software, cardiology
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
105
Number of SME members: 
79
Number of larger company members: 
10
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
9
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
7
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ITAM
Research Organisation
FRK
Research Organisation
SUM
Research Organisation
US
Research Organisation
RCKIK
Research Organisation
WASKO
Larger Company
MEDEN
Larger Company
PS
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Ensuring effective platform for collaboration – dialogue between enterprises, research and development units. Effective use and combination of the potentials of all parties to implement innovative solutions, transfer and absorption of knowledge and experience, implementation of joint projects affecting the global value chain. Cluster cooperates with numerous institutions and initiatives, implementing projects and ventures affecting the potential of its members. We are continuously improving the competences of our members – it’s people create innovative ideas.

Our main aim is to create the Competence Centres in the field of telemedicine, cardiology, rehabilitation, smart hospitals  based mostly on the existing equipment - here we will use the knowledge and centres of our Cluster Members.

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 private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of technology transfer
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Czech Republic
Estonia
France
Germany
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
Other

Coordination of Regional Network of Specialist Observatories within system project: "Management, implementation and monitoring of the RIS of the Silesian Voivodeship”

CNCB – Cluster and Network Cooperation for Business Success in CE – CE Programme

CEBBIS – Central Europe Branch Based Innovation Support – CE Programme

CluStrat – Boosting innovation through new cluster concepts in support of emerging issues and cross-sectoral themes – CE Programme

EUCORe III- Harmonisation of Economic and Infrastructure Development in the PanEuropean Transport Corridor III - INTERREG III B CADSES

e-Create – Cultural Routes, Entrepreneurship and Technologies Enhancement – INTERREG IVC

COGITA - Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility through Public Policy – INTERREG IVC

Enterprise Europe Network, since 2007 - CIP

European Information Point Europe Direct – Silesia – EC Europe Direct Information Centres 2013-2017

V4Clusters – Boosting V4 cooperation through Strategic Cluster Identification, Networking and Informatisation – IVF

CERADA – Central European Research and Development Area – 7th Framework Programme

Consulting and Advisory Point under National Service System – ESF – Human Capital OP 2007 – 2013

AMMF - Marketing Audit of a Young Company – ESF – Innovative Economy OP 2007 – 2013

ASP – Entrepreneurship Strategic Audit - ESF – Innovative Economy OP 2007 – 2013

Fulfill you Dream – establish a company  - ESF – Human Capital OP 2007 – 2013

“Nowe Gliwice” Business and Education Centre – PHARE

KETGATE  - Central European SME Gateway to Key-enabling Technology Infrastructures - Sparking a new Transnational KET Innovation Ecosystem - Interreg Central Europe 2017-2020

ProVaHealth - Product Validation in Health- Interreg BSR 2017-2020

SMART_watch - Regional branch observatories of intelligent markets in Central Europe monitoring technology trends and market developments in the area of smart specializations  - lead Partner - Interreg Central Europe 2017-2020