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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 1 March, 2008
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Prov. Liège
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
REWallonia
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Cédric
BRULL
Cluster Manager
+32 4 242 47 61
cbrull@clustertweed.be
Paul
BRICOUT
ECCP Responsible Person
+32 4 242 47 62
pbricout@clustertweed.be
Dachouffe
Renaud
Project Manager
+32 4 242 47 60
rdachouffe@clustertweed.be
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Photovoltaics
Solid biomass
S3 EU priority areas: 
Energy distribution
Power generation / renewable sources
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
120
Number of SME members: 
80
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
10
Number of larger company members: 
15
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

TWEED (Technology of Wallonia Energy, Environment and sustainable Develo- pment) aims to play a major role in the business development of «sustainable energy» sectors.

Its first mission is to pave the way for the setting up of high quality and indus- trial-size projects in the fields of production and exploitation of sustainable energy, profitable enough to attract appropriate financial means.

“Sustainable energy” covers the following areas:

  • Renewable energy sources ;

  • The implementation of new processes in order to achieve energy savings, energy efficiency or the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, including CO2, at industrial level and in the tertiary sector ;

  • The development of products pursuing the same goals, for industry, the tertiary sector or individuals («green» services and goods). 


Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
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.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 
  • Networking between industrial or commercial companies and others actors of sustainable energy sectors.

  • Reactive and proactive approaches in order to stimulate new projects.

  • Set-up technical support and management of projects.

  • Promote networking by organizing specific events, general meetings, workshops, bilateral meetings, face-to-face meetings, visits to companies,...

  • Develop synergies with other actors of sustainable energy sectors (clusters,...).

  • Local and international promotion of members.

  • Carrying out industry, technical, market and economic studies on sustainable energy sector.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Morocco
Rwanda
United States
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
Luxembourg
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
AREC (BE)
Cap2020 (BE)
Eco-construction (BE)
Energie2020 (FR)
Greenwin (BE)
Infopole (BE)
SmartGridsFlanders (BE)
Tennerdis (FR)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
  • INTERREG : Bioen, Organext (finished) & E-MIT (under evaluation)
  • Inter-clusters (BE) : sustainable energy
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

The Cluster TWEED has conducting different mappings of the Walloon / Brussels actors (companies, research centers, universities, ...) actives in the many subsectors of the renewelable energy sector. The main objectives of those mappings are to promote the Walloon skills both in Belgium and abroad, during national and international events through an interactive website and a directory (paper or electronic document) taking over the activities of each actor.

The plateforme http://www.REWallonia.be give a access to the many mappings (biomass, PV, geothermy, windturbines, ...).

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

TWEED has more than 100 members, including 80% of enterprises.

The members of TWEED are enterprises with a registered o ce and/or an operating site in the Walloon Region (or in the Brussels Region) active in the «sustainable energy » area, in all sectors. There are enterprises such as equipment assemblers, components manufacturers, energy producers but also services enterprises, design o ces, CO2 certi cates traders or training centres, research centres, university services and other public partners.