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Software Innovation Pole Cluster (cluster management organisation is Porta Novum Nonprofit Ltd.).)

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 21 September, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Dél-Alföld
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Other Label: 
Accreditated Innovation Cluster in Hungary
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Clusterize – Business Roaming Agreement
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Monika
Gortva-Konya
Cluster Manager
+36 20 509 4629
konya.monika@portanovum.hu
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Hungarian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Cloud Technologies
Internet of Things
S3 EU priority areas: 
Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Medical Devices
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
40
Number of SME members: 
35
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
0
Number of larger company members: 
0
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Abris Ltd.
SME
AENSys Ltd.
SME
CAS Software Ltd.
SME
FrontEndArt Software Ltd.
SME
GriffSoft Informatics Plc.
SME
Ikron Ltd.
SME
Monguz Ltd.
SME
R&R Software Plc.
SME
Multiracio Ltd.
SME
Ante P92 Ltd.
SME
Moon42 RDI Ltd.
SME
Software Development Department University of Szeged
University
Clarity Consulting Ltd
SME
Csaba-Berényi Ltd.
SME
DOPTI Ltd.
SME
Euronet Hungary Plc.
SME
Info-LL Ltd.
SME
Innovariant Ltd.
SME
H-lab Kft.
SME
INSS Plc.
SME
Lochner Ltd.
SME
Loxon Solutions Plc.
SME
New LIne Technologies Ltd.
SME
Nexum Hungary Plc.
SME
Opticon Ltc.
SME
P.O.I Partner Terminal Operating Ltd.
SME
Procontrol Electronics Ltd.
SME
Qualysoft Plc.
SME
Quattrosoft Ltd.
SME
Regionet Hungaria Ltd.
SME
RITEK Plc.
SME
Szeged Software Ltd.
SME
Zengo Ltd.
SME
Akribis Soft Ltd.
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The mission of the cluster is to coordinate the strengthening of value-added R&D activities for cluster members and the relevant training and education for it, to establish infrastructure for knowledge intensive activities. To become a service cluster in order to strengthen and communicate the R&D competencies of the cluster members. To contribute in establishment of knowledge-based, high value-added economy by software industry development especially in South Great Plain Region and the area of Szeged City.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of knowledge transfer
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

- strengthens the cooperation within the cluster members more deeply (exploring new cooperation opportunities, development of new business opportunities),

- enhances software industry innovation activity especially for South Great Plain Region (establishment of new spin-off companies (from higher-education institutions, technology-intensive research centres),

- attracts the region for additional knowledge-intensive economy participants, harmonizes the university research with demand of software industry enterprises,

- develops the targeted human resources, implement trainings and education programs related to joint developments,

- develops competitive technologies, products and services by joint and coordinated developments of members,

- supports the national and international business utilization of R&D results in the field of software development,

- increases the turnover and export share of software industry SMEs,

- organising national and international networking events, meetups,

- contributes in establishment of knowledge-based, high value-added economy by software industry development especially in South Great Plain Region and the area of Szeged City.

- HR activities: project-based body leasing, dealing with existing IT developer capacities.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
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: 
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Portugal
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
INNOSKART IKT Cluster
ECDF mKlaster
Banat IT Association
Vojvodina IT Cluster
Clusterize - Business Roaming Agreemnet
Romanian Sustainable Energy Cluster
TurisTEC
Distretto Agroalimentare Regionale
FoodNetwork
IT Association of Slovakia /ITAS/
Hi-Tech innovation cluster
Subotica ICT Cluster
Polish Cluster Employers' Association
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
INTERREG
Other

Scientific and Enterepreneurial Training for Young Students (HURO program)

Cluster Development for Successful IT&C Sectors (Cluster"Success) (HURO program)

"Multidisciplinary and market-oriented development of the border region’s R+D+I capabilities" (MORDIC) project (HUSRB program)

Service structure development and strengthening of the background of the services at the Software Innovation Pole Cluster (Structural Fund, South Great Plain Regional Development Program)

Hungary-Romania Cross-border Cooperation Program (2007-2013) - Interreg

Hungary-Serbia Cross-border Cooperation Program (2007-2013) - Interreg

South Great Plain Regional Development Program, Structural Fund (2007-2013)

Hungary-Serbia Interreg, IPA Program (2014-2020)

Visegrad 4 Program

Economic and Innovation Development Program (2014-2020), Structural Funds

 

Relevant Project References: 
ICT Cluster Mission in Hungary, Network building and matchmaking events.
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

■ Our cluster members won 20 million EU Funds between 2007 and 2013.

■ 3 project companies, established in co-operation of cluster members, won 5,4 million Euro funds supported by European Union and Hungarian Government.

■ Since 2008 the Cluster has accredited innovative cluster certification continuously.

■ Cross-border co-operations with Vojvodina ICT Cluster, Novi Sad and Romanian Association for Electronic and Software Industry, Timisoara Branch, Banat IT Association, Romania.

■ In 2009 the Cluster won a special prize on the Prestige Gala, which aim is to appreciate the results of local economy life.

■ The Cluster has „Cluster Management Excellence Label Silver – Striving for Cluster Excellence” certification from the European Secretairat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) international organisation.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

- Cross-border network in Serbia, Romania,

- Long-term experience on RDI cooperation between research teams and companies.

- Accreditated and excellence certified cluster.

- Strong university and research institute background.

- Leading cluster in South Great Plain Region in Software Industry.

- HR activities: Great pool for cooperation in existing IT developer capacity, soft/hard skill competence database, short-term IT trainings based on IT market demand.