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Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Kärnten
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmail
Günther
Lackner
Cluster Manager
guenther.lackner@silicon-alps.at
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Italian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Semiconductors
Internet of Things
S3 EU priority areas: 
Automated driverless vehicles
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
100
Number of SME members: 
60
Number of larger company members: 
20
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
10
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameType
AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik
Larger Company
AVL LIST
Larger Company
CISC Semiconductor GmbH
SME
EPCOS
Larger Company
Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Larger Company
NXP Semiconductors Austria
ORTNER REINRAUMTECHNIK
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Silicon Alps Electronic Cluster is a public-private partnership that brings together Austrian players from industry, science and public authorities to develop and position the electronics and microelectronics sector with a regional focus on the locations Carinthia and Styria. The Silicon Alps cluster regards itself as a long-term strategic alliance and a tool for cooperative, efficient and business-oriented location development.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
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
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Details of support services: 

To boost the competiveness and innovative performance of its members

To raise the added value in Carinthia and Styria

To promote the location’s international visibility

To enhance the location’s attractiveness for start-ups and business establishment

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
United States
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

In the context of Europe’s microelectronics industry, the industrial location Austria provides a highly sophisticated industrial profile, which also reveals major contributions in attaining European goals in the field of microelectronic and nanoelectronic components and systems. Three integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) are based in Austria, two of which have local production capacities. The location additionally boasts a number of leading international equipment suppliers, strong niche players in the software and electronics sector, several small and medium-sized research centres and cluster organisations, as well as a good selection of specialised university departments. All of this is complemented by powerful user industries (especially in the automotive, aeronautic and rail sector), supporting the vertical integration of innovative microelectronic solutions in highly developed local value added chains. These businesses provide jobs for 23 thousand to 30 thousand people in Austria and for 35 thousand to 46 thousand people worldwide. If the relevant value added chains of the ECSEL-Austria target group are included, there are likely to be between 65 thousand and 85 thousand employees (directly and indirectly) working in the field of microelectronics, embedded systems and smart systems integration in Austria. The sales volume generated by these companies amounts to more than 15 billion euros.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Our overarching objectives are:

To boost the competiveness and innovative performance of its members

To raise the added value in Carinthia and Styria

To promote the location’s international visibility

To enhance the location’s attractiveness for start-ups and business establishment