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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: 
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Silicon Europe Alliance
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Roux
Guillaume
Internationalisation Responsible
+33489866933
guillaume.roux@pole-scs.org
Male
Falessi
Georges
Cluster Manager
+33489866934
georges.falessi@pole-scs.org
Male
Redmond
Alan
Project Manager
+33489866930
alan.redmond@pole-scs.org
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Italian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics
Smart cards and access systems
S3 EU priority areas: 
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Telecommunications
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Contactes technologies (NFC, RFID and applications); networks, M2M and mobile services; security and digital identities
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
305
Number of SME members: 
200
Number of larger company members: 
30
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
16
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Gemalto
Larger Company
STMicroelectronics
Larger Company
Orange Labs
Larger Company
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Larger Company
INRIA
Research Organisation
CEA LETI
Research Organisation
Schneider Electric
Larger Company
Docapost
Larger Company
Amadeus
Larger Company
Eurecom
University
Telecom ParisTech
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Our Vision : The digital Future in good hands !

Our Ambition : Develop the first European and one the 3 leading worldwide ecosystem on our 3 Smart Specialisation Areas, contactless technologynetworks, IoT & mobile servicessecurity & digital identity

Our Strategy 

  • Generate  technology breakthroughs in our 3 smart specialization areas by leading our ecosystem activities on innovation challenges, with a special focus on our SME’s  
  • Convert and deploy those innovations into products & services to create competitive positions in WW industries and markets
  • Be a known and appreciated partner by major international companies, clusters and public institutions in order to engage our ecosysem in business relationships that create value
  • Focus those actions for the SME’s by providing services resolving their issues from innovation to business achievements

 

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
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Details of support services: 

We have developped a potrofolio of  37 services covering the 4 major growth phases of SME : products & services development, business planing & readiness, visibility & notoriety, customer engagement. Below are some exemples of services. 

The overall set of services can be found : http://en.pole-scs.org/les-services-du-pôle/parcoursdecroissance

Networking meetings involving SMEs, large groups and academics Fund raising: selection and support process to structure SMEs business plans and introduction to the investors: business angels, venture capitalists, banks… « Go to Market »: help SMEs to SMEs maximize their preparation with regard to strategic thinking « Growth » : help SMEs to structure their strategic development plan over a period of 18 month in order for them to grow faster (consultants) International: partnership agreements with international clusters and large groups partnerships (organisation of missions), support in the preparation of European projects, participation in trade shows with SME: MWC, CARTES, SEMICON  

 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
Japan
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
Germany
Italy
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Organisation of several B2B missions involving both members of our cluster and of cluster partners

Participation in Silicon Europe Alliance activities

Application in European projects with cluster partners

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Torino Wireless
BICCNET-Europe
Cyberforum
Mobile Heights
Clusterland Sweden
DSP Valley
TICE.pt
GAIA
Mazovia ICT cluster
MESAP
Microtech Südwest
Medical Valley
Eastern Cluster ICT
Secartys
Microtech Südwest
Mont-Blanc Industries
BalticNet Plasmatec
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
H2020
CIP/COSME
EIT KICs

SCS cluster is involved in the CLUSGRID project "Clusters for Smart Grid", funded under the COSME Cluster Excellence call. This project aims at improving the management of the clusters of the consortium to provide better services to their SMEs, especially in the Smart Grids area. The consortium gathers 6 clusters from Poland (Eastern Development Agency is the coordinator), Bulgaria and Spain including SCS which role as the only ESCA Gold-Labelled cluster will be to mentor other clusters in getting ESCA labels and improving cluster management, towards excellence.

SCS is a founding member of the EIT Digital (www.eitdigital.eu), a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation.

Relevant Project References: 
CLUSGRID
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

SCS has signed partnerships with large companies like Telecom Italia, Mahindra Comviva and Giesecke & Devrient. These partnerships consist of the organisation of individual meetings between SMEs from SCS network and further, and responsible for special departments in these large companies scouting new technologies available in SMEs and startups. These partnerships have lead to the development of at least 5 proof of concept between these large companies and some SMEs of SCS cluster network.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

SCS' ecosystem gathers world known competences in contactless technologies, M2M, IoT, and security and digital identities. SCS team has a privileged access to its members and can answer any request in terms of partner search in these areas.