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Transylvanian Mechanical Engineering Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 23 September, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Centru
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Romanian Cluster Association - CLUSTERO
Balkan and Black Sea Cluster Network
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Kinga
Kristo
Cluster Manager
+40745776950
kinga.kristo@gmail.com
Female
Szende
Mihalcz
Project Manager
+40758802406
kristoteq@gmail.com
Female
Karola
Zsiga
Other
+40749895089
karolazsiga@gmail.com
Female
Emőke
Szabó - Schuller
ECCP Responsible Person
+40731171085
emoke.szaboschuller@gmail.com
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Hungarian
Romanian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Metalworking Technology
Technology fields: 
3D printing
Machining (turning, drilling, moulding, planing, cutting)
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Basic metals & of fabricated metals products
Emerging industries: 
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
34
Number of SME members: 
18
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
4
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
14
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Kristo SRL
SME
Ariadne Impex SRL
SME
Metagalax SRL
SME
ITA Pro-energ
Technology Center
Universitatea Transilvania din Brasov
University
ICDT
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mechanical processing industry plays a significant role in shaping the centre region's industrial profile consisting of Covasna, Harghita, Mures and Brasov counties. This industry has the potential to create links with other sectors such as automotive, agriculture, food, aviation, pharmaceutical, woodworking and more. The objectives of the Transylvanian Mechanical Engineering Cluster are multiple for example: participation and / or initiation of innovative projects, supporting ”innovators”; common participation in national and international forums etc. Transylvanian Mechanical Engineering Cluster was founded in 2015 and at the moment has 34 members consisting of 18 romanian manufacturing companies, 4 non-guvernamental organizations, 4 publis institutions, 2 R&D center, 3 professional schools and 3 chambers of commerce & industry.  TME Cluster main aim in 2018 is to promote among SME’s the concept, purpose and advantages of joining a cluster in this region.   

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
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of technology transfer
Details of support services: 

Facilitation of collaboration between members: discussions on phone and visiting each member monthly gives us the overview of the needs of each member and towards we suggest in case of any organisational problem to contact each other directly.

Support of technology transfer: this service is a new service offered by the clustermanagement, we have international relations from Poland and Germany and we promote the new technologies for our members.

Promotion of activities: we are present in national and international conferences, taking part in C2C and C2B matchmakings and brokerage events, we are participating each year on one great national fair (Demo Metal) and we have a catalogue (online version and printed version also) with the description of the activities and direct contacts of our members.

See our members accessing the following link >Companies< >Education and Innovation Centers< >Public Institutions< >Catalyzers<

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Japan
Mexico
Taiwan
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: 
France
Germany
Hungary
Poland
Serbia
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

As cluster we participated in several C2C and C2B matchmaking / brokerage events where we searched for cooperation partnership and also realized some exchange of good practices.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
South West Hungarian Engineering Cluster, HUNGARY
Serbian Automotive Cluster - AC Serbia, SERBIA
ARIA Normandy, FRANCE
Cluster Metal Manufactoring Transilvania, ROMANIA
Cluster Regional Bucureşti-Ilfov pentru MECATRONICĂ - MECHATREC, ROMANIA
Clusterul Regional al Lemnului PRO WOOD, ROMANIA
Agrofood Regional Cluster, ROMANIA
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020

EaP Plus Grant (2017) 'STI International Cooperation Network for EaP Countries Plus (EaP PLUS)’ with Engineering Academy of Armenia, Armenia.

  1. 6th  Low Carbon Business Action in Mexico (LCBAM) Business Meeting, Date: 28-30 March 2017, Querétaro, QRO (Mexico)
  2. Innovat&Match 2017, Date: 08-09 Jun 2017, Bologna, Italy
  3. ECCP 10th Matchmaking mission in Thessaloniki, Date: 13 - 14 Sep 2017 ,Thessalonique, Greece
  4. ECCP EU-Ukraine Cluster Policy Learning and Matchmaking Event, Date: 27 - 28 Mar 2018, Kiev, Ukraine
  5. ECCP EU-Taiwan Cluster Matchmaking Event 2018, Date: 4 - 6 June, Taipei, Taiwan
  6. Innovat&Match 2018, Date: 07-08 Jun 2018, Bologna, Italy
  7. The Healthy Future Partnering Event, Date:26 June, Liverpool, England (UK)
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

We participated at the Open4Business event organized by the South West Hungarian Engineering Cluster in Pécs (Hungary) in 2016, here we met the cluster manager, Berta Szabo. After the event we maintained the relation and communication about further events. On behalf of good communication and information sharing we decided to participate on the 2nd edition of the Open4Business and with this occasion we will discuss about a more serious partnership in order to go for Interreg Danube / COSME programmes. 

We participated at the Cluster Matchmaking event in Bruxelles in December 2016 where we met the Balticnet-PlasmaTec (BNPT) Cluster from Germany. We kept the relation after the event and they invited us to take part in a cluster management training in Berlin in April 2017, which helped us a lot in strenghten our cluster management organization and connect with more clusters in our interested field.

Through the ECCP we received an invitation from the Serbian Automotive Cluster to his event Supply&Connect in April 2017. We participated on this conference and matchmaking and built good relation with the cluster manager of AC Serbia, Igor Vijatov, and other invited clusters mostly from SEE Region. We are planning to go further and exchange good practices between the two cluster.

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We are a good team to work with and we have good initiative and related experience in organizing events (conference, workshop).