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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 1 January, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
21-30
Regions: 
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
Pôle de Compétitivité (France) - PRIDES (PACA Region)
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Name
EACP
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePosition
Parjadis
Geraud
Cluster Manager
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Aeronautical technology / Avionics
Sensor Technology related to measurements
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics
Safety & security
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Civil Protection
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
450
Number of SME members: 
300
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Airbus Helicopters
Larger Company
Thalés Alenia Space
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

From fire-fighters to insurance companies, including cities, critical infrastructure operators or banks…SAFE Cluster is the network that facilitates matchmaking of solution providers and users/clients in the area of security.

Main programs: security forces; resilient territories; security & safety of sensitive sites; helicopters; satellites; airships

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.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

Support to innovation and access to public funding for projects 

Support to growth and development (including internationalisation) 

Sourcing of solutions

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: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
Germany
Netherlands
Poland
Russian Federation
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?: 
The Hague Security Delta (the Netherlands)
CENSEC (Denmark)
EACP (Europe)
Aviation Valley (Poland)
Hamburg Aviation (Germany)
Tsagi (Russia)
EU-VRI (Europe/Germany)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME

DRIVER : Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience (FP7)

BEAWARE : Bridging East West for Aerospace Research (FP7)

RAWFIE : Road-, Air- and Water- based Future Internet Experimentation (H2020)

RUE AERO : Reaching Up to Excellence in Aerospace Cluster Management (COSME)

FIRE IN: Fire and Rescue Innovation Network (H2020)

SAFE Clusters delivers a label for partners/projects to request funding through the following programmes: 

FUI: Fond unique Interministériel 

ANR: Agence Nationale de la Recherche

APRF: Appel à Projets Recherche Finalisée 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

241 projects obtained the Cluster Label altogether representing a total budget of 579 million euro, including 230 million euro of public funding.