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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Közép-Magyarország
Other Label: 
N/A
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
László
Drescher
Cluster Manager
+36302868421
laszlo.drescher@zonecluster.eu
Male
Tamás
Koltai
Project Manager
+36301603850
tamas.koltai@zonecluster.eu
Male
Marcell
Romsics
Project Manager
+36301603848
marcell.romsics@zonecluster.eu
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Hungarian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Transportation and Logistics
Technology fields: 
Mobile Communications
Narrow Band Technologies
S3 EU priority areas: 
Automated driverless vehicles
Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks (e.g. smart grids)
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Regional development
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
11
Number of SME members: 
2
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
1
Number of larger company members: 
8
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
0
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
0
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
E3MOBI (EIT Urban Mobility)
Accelerator
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
T-Systems Hungary Inc.
Larger Company
Cisco Systems Hungary Inc.
Larger Company
Knorr-Bremse
Larger Company
BASF
Larger Company
innogy
Larger Company
HungaroControl Inc.
Larger Company
Zone Cluster Nonprofit Ltd.
SME
AVL Hungary
Larger Company
Ericsson
Larger Company
Electrobus Europe Ltd.
Larger Company
Automotive Proving Ground Ltd.
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

“The cluster wishes to become a significant European professional base for the future mobility solutions and infrastructure developments”

1. Supporting regulatory and methodological activities to establish the professional consultancy and standardization organization of the convergent fields of mobility, attached energetics, and info-communication - considering the relevant European Union recommendations and directives - for the Carpathian Basin.

2. Establishing Zala's smart specialization and innovation ecosystem to establish a mobility industry/service provider technology and innovation area also which is also significant on the EU scale in the Zala region.

3. Implementation of demonstration and sample projects (fundraising, management, and publication of good practices) to develop operational and economically self-sustaining innovation pilot projects that are marketable without significant external support and can be transferred and replicated in other cities and regions, and in the light of their future public tax revenue and economic development contribution, they can benefit from policy support.

4. Education & training & awareness raising (human capital) to provide Hungary based human resource background for supporting the implementation, technology, and innovation pillars by launching competency-based adult learning to meet the increased or new training needs (e.g.: in the convergent topics of 5G, info-communication, connected, automated & e-mobility), also considering the workforce requirements of cluster members.

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.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of knowledge transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 
Supporting Regulatory And Methodological Activities

Aim: to establish the professional consultancy and standardization organization of the convergent fields of mobility, the related energetics, power supply, and info-communication - considering the relevant European Union recommendations and directives - for the Carpathian Basin.

Activity: the cluster created a Regulation/methodology work committee from the representatives of the members, which decided the establishment of two thematic working groups: 1. Mobil communication; 2. E-mobility and its connected power supply.

Establishing Zala's Smart Specialization And Innovation Ecosystem

Aim: to establish a mobility industry/service provider technology and innovation area also which is also significant on the EU scale in the Zala region. In order to achieve this, the Zala County Government with the support of the Connected and Automated Mobility Cluster of Zala have decided to participate in the S3 – industrial modernization platform established in the thematic area of Safe and Sustainable Mobility.

Activity: The cluster offers a partnership to the Zala Region providing help to prepare the development of the Zala Innovation Ecosystem, to create the Infrastructure Development and Business / Financing Concept and to implement projects based on the regional innovation strategy for smart specialization.

Implementation Of Demonstration And Pilot Projects

Aim: to successfully develop operational and economically self-sustaining innovation pilot projects that are marketable without significant external support and can be transferred and replicated in other cities and regions, and in the light of their future public tax revenue and economic development contribution, they can benefit from policy support.

Activity: Mapping the state-of-art needs and wants of the Members and other stakeholders; supporting the strategic developments of the EIT Urban Mobility KIC; establishing partnerships to be able to generate innovation projects in line with the developed strategies; support the project management the dissemination, best practice exchange and knowledge transfer activities of these projects. Further information.

Education & Training & Awareness Raising

Aim: to provide Hungary-based HR background to support the implementation, technology, and innovation pillars by launching competency-based adult learning to meet the increased or new training needs (e.g.: in the convergent topics of 5G, info-communication, connected, automated & e-mobility), while also considering the workforce requirements of cluster members.

Activity: The Education/training workgroup of the cluster has been established in order to support the creation and implementation of new, innovative training programs to facilitate the education of future employees of the cluster member companies as well as to create cross-training opportunities for the employees of areas in need of improvement according to the upcoming technological needs of the future’s economies.

 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Israel
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: 
Austria
Czech Republic
Germany
Netherlands
Slovenia
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Other
Please explain: 

The Cluster Management organization is part of the EIT Urban Mobility Knowledge Innovation Community.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
MOV'EO
Business Upper Austria
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
EIT KICs

-Urban Mobility

-EIT Urban Mobility 

 

Relevant Project References: 
N/A
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

N/A

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

-The Zone Cluster is the member of New EIT Innovation Community on Urban Mobility (http://zonecluster.eu/37075_the_zone_cluster_is_also_a_member_of_new_eit_innovation_community_on_urban_mobility)

-The Connected and Automated Mobility Cluster of Zala - established by the cooperation of leading Hungarian info-communication, energy, automotive and air transportation companies - has adopted its medium-term strategy, defining its mission to become a significant European professional base for the future mobility solutions and infrastructure developments. For this reason, members offer partnerships in four areas for the government and knowledge institutions: 1. Regulation and methodology, 2. Zala smart specialization & establishment of the innovation ecosystem, 3. Realization of demonstration and pilot projects in Hungary, 4. Education & training & awareness raising. (http://zonecluster.eu/37067_the_connected_and_automated_mobility_cluster_of_zala_has_accepted_its_mediumterm_strategy_)

-Delegates from Beijing, China and Tel Aviv, Israel have visited Budapest, where they have met the Connected and Automated Cluster of Zala. On the 23rd of November 2018 the delegates of the Haidan District Committee from Beijing, China and the Compass Ventures Group from Tel Aviv, Israel have visited Budapest, where their agenda included visiting science universities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Budapest University of Technology and Economics, exploring the cooperation opportunities in RDI and technology transfer of the academia in general and learning about the Connected and Automated Cluster of Zala and its purpose.

(http://zonecluster.eu/news2)