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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 5 December, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Rhône-Alpes
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
Pôle de compétitivité
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Silicon Europe
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Jean-Eric
Michallet
Cluster Manager
jean-eric.michallet@minalogic.com
Male
Laure
Quintin
ECCP Responsible Person
+33 6 04 91 17 99
laure.quintin@minalogic.com
Female
Bastien
Hualpa
Project Manager
+33 6 21 96 71 83
bastien.hualpa@minalogic.com
Male
Kate
Margetts
Internationalisation Responsible
+33 4 38 78 52 72
Kate.margetts@minalogic.com
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Portuguese
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Communications Equipment and Services
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics
Digital Systems, Digital Representation
S3 EU priority areas: 
Micro/Nano electronics
Photonics
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
ICT, healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing, defense & security
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
470
Number of SME members: 
370
Number of larger company members: 
39
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
16
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
43
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Minalogic is a global innovation cluster for digital technologies serving France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

The cluster supports the region’s leading innovators by facilitating networking, fostering collaborative R&D, and providing companies with personalized assistance throughout all phases of business growth. The products and services developed by our members address all industries, from ICT and healthcare to energy, advanced manufacturing, mobility and security & defense.

 

Minalogic was founded in 2005 and today boasts approximately 470 members, including 409 companies. Our companies are developing components or integrating solutions/systems related to sensors, cameras, communication, IoT and cyber-physical systems, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

 

The cluster has certified more than 586 projects that have secured total government funding of €881 million of the more than €2,2 billion in total R&D spending these projects represent. The 72 projects completed to date have resulted in 86 products (either on the market or in the process of being prepared for market release) and generated €3,6 billion in revenue.

Minalogic was awarded with Gold Label for Cluster Excellence for 2nd time in 2016 assessing of the high quality of its management and the impact of its activities.

Minalogic is founding member of the Silicon Europe Alliance. In the Silicon Europe Alliance 12 leading European semiconductor clusters bring together the technological expertise and resources of Europe’s leading players in micro- and nanoelectronics, one of the recognised “Key Enabling Technologies”. This “cluster of clusters” represents over 2 500 members (over 75% SMEs) and more than 250,000 jobs. This makes the Silicon Europe Alliance one of the biggest technology clusters in the world.

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.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Details of support services: 

Minalogic brings its members assistance and coaching useful for their growth thanks to 3 main activities:

Networking:

  • Minalogic like an “Ecosystem-Shaker” provides its members the most effective networking platform thanks event organization, and open its EU and worldwide network to them. (Silicon Europe Alliance)

Boast collaborative R&D & Innovation:

  • Technical events, matchmaking events, information webinars on national and EU funding opportunities
  • Project review & certification
  • Technology transfer program EASYTECH
  • European cascade funding programs SMARTEES2, DIGIFED

Business growth:

  • Training on Innovation and business issues (IPR, social networks, crowd-funding, etc..)
  • Joint booth on international trade shows (CES, Photonics West, IoT Barcelona, Electronica Munich, Mobile Barcelona)
  • Company missions
  • Open Innovation Challenges for big groups
  • Minalogic Business Meetings
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Taiwan
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: 
Belgium
Germany
Hungary
Italy
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
EIT KICs

COSME PROGRAMS

- SmartEnergy: energy and digital technologies

- UFO: Emerging industries boosted by small flying objects

ICT PROGRAMS

- DigiFed: cyber-physical systems

- SmartEEs2: flexible and wearable electronics technologies