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MOBINOV - Automotive Cluster Association

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 22 April, 2016
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Norte
Other Label: 
Recognized Custer for automotive competitivity from Portuguese government
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Fernando
Machado
Cluster Manager
00351918136259
fernando.machado@mobinov.pt
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Portuguese
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Technology fields: 
Internet of Things
Storage of electricity, batteries
S3 EU priority areas: 
Automated driverless vehicles
Advanced manufacturing systems
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Experience Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
55
Number of SME members: 
24
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
1
Number of larger company members: 
13
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
15
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
3
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ACAP
AFIA
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe - Sociedade Europeia de Automóveis S.A.
Larger Company
Microplásticos S.A.
SME
Peugeot Citroën Automóveis Portugal, S.A.
Larger Company
Renault Cacia, S.A.
Larger Company
Simoldes Plásticos, S.A.
Larger Company
Volkswagen Autoeuropa, Lda.
Larger Company
Toyota Caetano Portugal S.A.
Larger Company
CEIIA – Centro de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento (Associação)
Technology Center
Instituto Superior Técnico
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Our mission is to foster the growth of the national automotive sector through mobilizing initiatives and projects that enhance international competitiveness, innovation, increased value added, improved national ownership and sustained development of full-vehicle exports, parts and accessories for motor vehicles, through greater cooperation and coordination between companies, associations, public administration bodies and SI & I entities.

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
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
India
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Spain
United Kingdom
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: