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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 1 September, 2003
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Stuttgart
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionGender
Martin
Schunkert
Project Manager
Male
Laura
Kistner
Project Manager
Female
Daniela
Adelhelm
Project Manager
Female
Patrick
Dufour
Cluster Manager
Male
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
French
German
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Metalworking Technology
Plastics
Technology fields: 
Metals and Alloys
Plastics, Polymers
S3 EU priority areas: 
Basic metals & of fabricated metals products
Rubber & plastic products
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
automotive industry
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
92
Number of SME members: 
77
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
2
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The prioritized strategic fields of action include:

Support in market development (e.g. joint trade fair appearances, brochures, websites etc.), industry-specific networking (e.g. industry-specific lecture events, working groups, matching of companies), industry-specific lobbying (e.g. through participation in cluster initiatives of the state) and industry-specific topics in personnel development.

Support in internationalization of our member companies.

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 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
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Details of support services: 

Wirtschaftsförderung Raum Heilbronn GmbH understands itself and functions as a "business developer". The cluster orientates its services according to the needs of the cluster members.

An essential focus is the business development of the member companies, including economic know-how from the sectors:

- innovation management

- product development

- production optimization

- technological transformation

- corporate management

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Japan
United States
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
Italy
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
CAAR
DMN
COMET
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: