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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 20 June, 2002
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Rhône-Alpes
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
National Label : Grappe d'entreprises
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
FranceIT
France Clusters
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Armand
LULKA
Cluster Manager
+33477790707
info@numelink.com
Fabien
SOLER
Cluster Manager
+33477790707
fsoler@numelink.com
Salem
NAIT IDIR
ECCP Responsible Person
+33477793930
snaitidir@numelink.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Communications Equipment and Services
Technology fields: 
Applications for Tourism
Applications for Transport and Logistics
S3 EU priority areas: 
High speed broadband: last mile networks (>30 Mbps)
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
219
Number of SME members: 
180
Number of larger company members: 
10
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
15
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
24
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ADISTA
SME
THALES ANGENIEUX
SME
XEROX BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
Larger Company
CEGID
Larger Company
STERIA
SME
CETIM
Technology Center
EM LYON
University
TELECOM SAINT-ETIENNE
University
ENISE
Research Organisation
Mines Saint-Etienne
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 
Created in 2002, Numélink gather up 300 members, mainly small and medium companies. The cluster’s first aim is to stimulate innovation by developing joint projects; therefore Numélink already has a wide experience in partnership building aiming at the development of new goods/services. It also aims at sharing of resources and implementation of collective actions, and anticipating future developments and proposes accordingly any solution to increase the level of activity and efficiency of the ICT sector. So, Numélink aims to:
  • Stimulate innovation by developing joint projects
  • Foster partnership building aiming at the development of new goods/services
  • Make easy the access market for IT companies
  • Anticipate technological development, uses and market changes in order to help out SMEs to adjust their offers.
  • Promote the international development
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of knowledge transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 
Creativity session and development of joint projects Business Intelligence and Market Watch. Expertise Design for IT companies Training and coaching actions Network meetings Business meeting
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Algeria
Morocco
New Caledonia
Senegal
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: 
Belgium
Bulgaria
Italy
Spain
Switzerland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
EnviPark
Canary Cluster of Transport and Logistics
Bulgarian Cluster for Information and Communication Technologies
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
MOVE - Moving The Future
COSME - "Cluster Go International" : COS–CLUSTER-2014-3-03. Appel à Projet National : Designer en Résidence - Minsitère de l'Economie - DGE (France) Appel à Projet Régional : Emergence (Région Rhône-Alpes) Appel à projet : Senior Concept (Déparatement de la Loire en Rhône-Alpes)
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
Séniors Concept : 3 joint projects supported by Numélink - Stimulus : Game application in order to stimulate the senior's brain activities - Go Safe (Dring) : alert system in order to prevent domestic falls and accident of seniors - Wefit : 3d printing of orthopedic insoles