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TECNARA - Aragón IT Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 9 June, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Aragón
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Other Label: 
AEI- Agrupación Empresarial Innovadora (Innovative Business Association, Spanish cluster label from the Ministry of Industry)
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
CLUSTERS.ES
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Manuel
Pérez
Cluster Manager
0034646480184
mperez@tecnara.es
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Communications Equipment and Services
Distribution and Electronic Commerce
Technology fields: 
Information Technology/Informatics
Internet of Things
S3 EU priority areas: 
E-Commerce & SMEs online
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Experience Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
35
Number of SME members: 
23
Number of larger company members: 
7
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Hiberus
Larger Company
ITAINNOVA
Technology Center
UNIZAR
University
EVERIS
Larger Company
INYCOM
Larger Company
EFOR
SME
KEENSOFT
SME
ELT
Larger Company
DXC
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Aragón’s ITC, Electronics and Telecommunications Companies Cluster, TECNARA,  is the cluster initiative created in april 2011 in order to give answer to the requests of his associates for having better performances in competitiveness and internationalisation process. 

Cluster TECNARA is endorsed by Spanish  Ministry of Industry as Agrupación Empresarial Innovadora (AEI - Innovative Companies Cluster), by the affiliation at national register of clusters. His Strategic Plan 2015-2018 has been evaluated by Ministry of Industry with Excellence degree. TECNARA benefits of Spanish AEI national funded program for innovative projects  was 0,65  M€ in 2015.

Cluster TECNARA management has been rated Silver Label by European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis, ESCA.

CLUSTER SIZE. Cluster has affilated 22 SME, 5 ME and 4 Big Companies on the three sectors (ITC, Electronics and Telecom); companies’ strength is shown by some numbers: more than 3.500  employees, with sales  beyond 578  M€ on 2016,  and innovation spendings of 35,7 M € last year.

Beside  the companies, we include 3 organisations devoted to the innovation and knowledge transfer and one  business asociation.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
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
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
Peru
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: 
Finland
France
Germany
Italy
Poland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Other
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Arahealth
Caar
Zinnae
Colombian IT Clusters
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
FP7
INTERREG

Socientize

TEMIS

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

- Clusters

- Large Companies

- SME Companies

- Technology centers

- Public entities