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MESAP Innovation Cluster - Smart Products and Manufacturing

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 April, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Piemonte
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Paolo
Dondo
Project Manager
+39 011 5718216
p.dondo@advisor.mesap.it
Gianluca
Melcarne
Project Manager
+39 011 5718465
g.melcarne@advisor.mesap.it
Silvia
Zinetti
Internationalisation Responsible
+39 011 5718459
s.zinetti@mesap.it
Marina
Botto
Other
+39 011 5718462
mesap@ui.torino.it
Roberto
Caminiti
Project Manager
+39 011 5718636
r.caminiti@advisor.mesap.it
Emanuele
Pensavalle
Project Manager
+39 011 5718111
e.pensavalle@advisor.mesap.it
Alfredo
Tafuri
Cluster Manager
+39 011 5718638
a.tafuri@advisor.mesap.it
Sara
Miola
Other
+39 011 5718372
comunicazione@mesap.it
Fabrizio
Fallarini
Other
+39 011 5718603
finanza@mesap.it
Francesca
Marino
Other
+3 9011 5718225
f.marino@mesap.it
Serena
Zerbinati
Other
+39 011 5718603
s.zerbinati@mesap.it
Alessia
Menduni
Other
+390115718485
a.menduni@mesap.it
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Italian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defense
Automotive
Technology fields: 
Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems
Automation, Robotics Control Systems
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics
Advanced manufacturing systems
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
253
Number of SME members: 
210
Number of larger company members: 
33
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Comau
Larger Company
Fidia
Larger Company
Thales Alenia Space
Larger Company
Politecnico di Torino
University
Università di Torino
University
Prima Power
Larger Company
SKF Industrie
Larger Company
ITT Italia
Larger Company
INRIM
Research Organisation
CNR - IMAMOTER
Research Organisation
SPEA
Larger Company
Leonardo S.p.A.
Larger Company
Bitron Industrie
Larger Company
IIT
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

MESAP is the Innovation Cluster of Piedmont Region in the fields of Smart Products & Manufacturing with 253 Members, including 210 SMEs, 33 Large Companies, 2 Universities and 8 Research Centres.

Most of large companies in Mesap are multinational firms, active especially in manufacturing, automotive and aerospace industries. This fact represents the high level of attractiveness of Piedmont business environment, particularly in the innovation field.

MESAP Companies show top level of specialization in integration of ICT, electronics and control science and advanced mechanics. MESAP Members are located in all phases of the supply chain with different levels of integration, including services.

MESAP main goals and activities are knowledge development and transfer from research centres to companies, cross transfer and spread of sectorial competences into new application fields, international cooperation for R&D European/international projects, new end markets identification at European and world level. Its final goal is to strengthen regional industrial capabilities and local supply chains, enhancing their competitiveness all over the world.

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.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of technology transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Japan
Taiwan
Thailand
Tunisia
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: 
Austria
Belgium
France
Germany
Switzerland
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 NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

Project EXPRESS FP7 - Mobilising Expert Resources in the European Smart Systems Integration Ecosystem.

Diffuse the knowledge and the adoption of Smart System to reach the European leadership in this field. MESAP is mainly involved in WP2 - From Education to Markets – Elevating the Smart Systems Industrial Ecosystem in Europe.

MESAP has a portfolio of 40 collaborative R&D projects about following items: mechatronics for automotive and railways, methods and tools for mechatronics, Production processes automation, eco-efficient products and production processes, nanostructured surface treatments, biomedical mechatronics applications.

These projects were funded by the FESR - POR (Regional Operative Programme) 2007 - 2013.

Other 26 RDI projects are starting in 2018, funded by the FESR - POR (Regional Operative Programme) 2014 - 2020.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

MESAP You tube channel - contains some examples of regional research & innovation projects funded by the POR - FESR programme.

https://www.youtube.com/user/mesapiemonte

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

MESAP gathers more than 250 companies and research centres, all supported in the everyday innovation activities through the institutional activities and specific services: we know very well our members. Furthermore, MESAP is a good mean to find potential partners among the Piedmontese enterprises (focus on SMEs) and it is a reliable partner collaboration on R&D international projects, sharing of skills and competences with international similar innovation clusters, exchanging best practices and technology transfer methods, new end markets identification.