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Smart Cities Mediterranean Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 May, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Κύπρος (Kýpros)
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
EUMED Consortium
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Chrysses
Nicolaides
Cluster Manager
+35799476837
c.nicolaides@cytanet.com.cy
Languages spoken: 
English
Greek
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Creative services
Socio-economic models, economic aspects
S3 EU priority areas: 
Coastal & maritime tourism
Development of regional cultural & creative industries
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Creative Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Smart Solutions
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
120
Number of SME members: 
40
Number of larger company members: 
10
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
30
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
40
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
CNE Business Development Ltd
SME
M2C institute
Research Organisation
KIOS
Research Organisation
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (Portugal)
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The “Smart Cities in the Mediterranean” Strategic Partnership aims to work for ‘smartening’ cities in the Mediterranean region by sharing resources, knowhow and experience.

The Cluster was founded in May 2014 based on a plan that was submitted as a Project/Commitment 4817 to European Innovation Partnership (EIP) and in response to a call for projects/commitments issued by EIP in February 2014.

The Partnership is formed between multidisciplinary organizations; research centers, industry, innovative SME’s, civil society actors and other stakeholders, to integrate a range of planning approaches as well as tools and enabling technologies that can support participatory-oriented city- and citizen-specific urban planning studies, capable of dealing with sustainability challenges that are faced by cities today.

The scope of the Partnership is to identify, develop and deploy replicable, balanced and integrated solutions in the energy, transport, and ICT, in small and medium sized cities and islands in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 
  • Networking and information
  • Strategic Planning
  • Conferences participation
  • Design and plan Projects
  • Project funding and finance
  • Publications of scientific papers
  • Consulting
  • Training
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Egypt
Jordan
Lebanon
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: 
Greece
Italy
Portugal
Romania
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 
  • Business meetings and workshops
  • SmartBlueCity - 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference & Exhibition 2016
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Different Angle Cluster - Romania
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

SmartBlueCity Conference and Exhibition organized in April 2016

The Euro-Mediterranean conference and exhibition “smart and blue city” is organized with the help of many partners and supporters, to bring together city and regional authorities with industry, SME’s, academics and professionals to present information and ideas for smartness and growth.

http://www.smartbluecity.com/

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 
  • Smart cities experience
  • Tools and technologies
  • Smart city planning framework
  • Case study platform
  • EU funding
  • Dissemination of results
  • Education and knowhow