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Name: 
European Semiconductor Cluster Internationalisation Project
Acronym: 
Silicon Europe Worldwide
ESCP-4i Status: 
Implementation Phase - Strand2
Start of Partnership: 
01/01/2016
Previous initiatives: 
Others: 
Silicon Europe
Main Achievements Document: 
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
7
Number of SMEs involved
843
Targeted third countries
Taiwan
United States

The cluster partnership Silicon Europe Worldwide wants to implement the third country internationalization strategy as defined within the Silicon Europe project. The internationalization activities defined in this strategy are primarily meant to strengthen the international impact of the cross-regional ecosystem created by the cluster partnership. These activities will focus on three objectives:

1.            Support electronics companies, and more in particular, SMEs, to be present in foreign markets either for business or partnerships.

2.            Attract foreign investment money or actors missing in Europe’s value chain.

3.            Promote the European electronics  industry worldwide.

In order to realize these objectives, Silicon Europe Worldwide will implement and further develop relationships with selected regions outside Europe. The relationship building will be done with one region at a time. Within the Silicon Europe project (FP7), a thorough analysis of regions outside Europe has been made. Based on this analysis, Taiwan and North East USA have been selected as the first two regions to focus on. At least one more region will be selected during the project.

For each region, two main phases are distinguished. First, a relationship will be initiated. The aim is to get a good understanding of the local market, identifying the relevant events and to set up a bridge-head. This is the basis for the next phase, the collaboration development. The collaboration development is the phase of the project where we want the SMEs to take advantage of the relationship that has been implemented.  Matchmaking activities have to be considered. Examples are Business to Business matchmaking events, possibly before or after an important event; a trade mission with visits to selected companies; organizing a visit of foreign companies to Europe and also matchmaking with potential investors. These activities should preferably be executed in cooperation with organizations like EEN or Foreign Trade Organizations in order to give optimal support to the SMEs.

In order to promote the electronics companies from the Silicon Europe Worldwide regions, a marketing & communication plan will be made and executed. Again, the marketing communication plan from Silicon Europe will be the basis. Silicon Europe Worldwide will be the common brand under which the micro- and nanoelectronics ecosystems in the six participating clusters will be promoted on global level. Brochures and flyers developed in the Silicon Europe project will be updated for use by the Silicon Europe Worldwide cluster partnership.

For more information, please have a look at the project's website.

Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology Fields: 
ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMMSElectronic circuits, components and equipmentMicro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics
S3 EU priority areas: 
KETSMicro/Nano electronics
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Partnership planned events: 
Target GroupTypeEstimated DateCountryCity
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
May 30
Taiwan
Taipei
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
Spring 2017
United States
North east coast to be defined
Partnership other activities: 

Define promotion strategy for Taiwan

Fact finding mission to North East USA

Build relation with North east USA and define bridge head

Define promotion strategy for North East USA

Selection of third region and fact finding mission to third region

 

Relation built with Taiwan and North East USA. Releation development started with those two region. Events will be organised at both sides (foreign region and Europe) in order to offer European SMEs the opportunity to set up business relations with companies from the 2 selected regions. A third region will be selected.

The status of the results is displayed on the website of Silicon Europe Worldwide.

Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
CountryNameLink
Silicon Europe
Taiwan
TAITRA
Taiwan
ECCT

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH Automotive, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments, Production Technology and Heavy Machinery

Semiconductors, Internet of Things, Network Technology, Network Security

Digital AgendaAutomated driverless vehicles, Digital AgendaICT trust, cyber security & network security, Digital AgendaIntelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)

Digital Industries, Mobility Technologies
Austria Kärnten 100 60
GAIA.-Association of Knowledge and Applied Technologies industries in the Basque Country Education and Knowledge Creation, Electric Power Generation and Transmission, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Electronic engineering, Cloud Technologies, ERP - Electronic Resources Planning

Energy production & distribution:Power generation / renewable sources, Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)Information service activities, KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems

Creative Industries, Digital Industries, Experience Industries
Spain País Vasco 251 203
High Tech NL Education and Knowledge Creation, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments, Production Technology and Heavy Machinery

Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems, Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics, Semiconductors

KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems, KETSMicro/Nano electronics, Manufacturing & IndustryComputer, electronic & optical products

Digital Industries, Medical Devices, Mobility Technologies
Netherlands Noord-Brabant 135 80
Silicon Saxony Communications Equipment and Services, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments, Production Technology and Heavy Machinery

Electronic engineering, Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics, Semiconductors

KETSMicro/Nano electronics, Manufacturing & IndustryElectrical equipment, Sustainable innovationSustainable energy & renewables

Advanced Packaging, Digital Industries, Mobility Technologies
Germany Dresden 320 260
Minalogic Communications Equipment and Services, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics, Digital Systems, Digital Representation, Internet of Things

KETSMicro/Nano electronics, KETSPhotonics

Digital Industries, Medical Devices, Mobility Technologies
France Rhône-Alpes 385 284
mi-Cluster Communications Equipment and Services, Electric Power Generation and Transmission, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Electronic engineering, Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics, Semiconductors

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)Telecommunications, KETSMicro/Nano electronics, Manufacturing & IndustryNanotechnology & engineering

Digital Industries, Medical Devices, Mobility Technologies
Greece Aττική (Attiki) 50 38
Fondazione Distretto Green & High Tech Monza Brianza Communications Equipment and Services, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics, Broadband Technologies, Energy management

Digital AgendaHigh speed broadband: last mile networks (>30 Mbps), Digital AgendaIntelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities), Energy production & distribution:Power generation / renewable sources

Creative Industries, Digital Industries, Mobility Technologies
Italy Lombardia 104 98
DSP Valley Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems, Semiconductors, Digital Systems, Digital Representation

KETSMicro/Nano electronics

Digital Industries, Medical Devices, Mobility Technologies
Belgium Prov. Vlaams-Brabant 114 86