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SECPhO - Light Technologies Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 29 April, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
AEI - Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras (Spanish Ministry of Industry); Catalan Clusters (Catalan Government)
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Photonics21
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Sergio
Sáez
Cluster Manager
+34937830254
sergio.saez@secpho.org
Languages spoken: 
English
Lithuanian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Automotive
Technology fields: 
Imaging, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition
Micro- and Nanotechnology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Photonics
Smart green & integrated transport systems
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Medical Devices
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Cross-sectorial innovation by using KETs
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
58
Number of SME members: 
34
Number of larger company members: 
4
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
20
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: 

VISION:

To be fundamental in the impulse to increase business volumen and productivity for companies in the optics and photonics sector in Southern Europe so our members will be leaders in their activity.

MISSION:

Identify business opportunities by fomenting the economic exploitation of R&D+i, facilitating networking and promoting globalization. Support betterment in productivity by providing training.

SECPhO brings together companies, technology centres and research groups in the photonics and optics sector. Main objectives:

  • To generate business opportunities for companies
  • To provide technology centres and research groups with access to projects
  • To foster innovation in the field of photonic and optic technologies.

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
India
Israel
Japan
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME

SECPhO manages 8 Cross-Sectorial innovation projects funded by the AEI national cluster support programme:

http://www.secpho.org/en/noticias/secpho-launches-8-new-collaborative-innovation-projects/