The Railway sector is since ever core to the European Industry and also to the European development in terms of free movement of persons and goods. Its centrality in the EU policies (European Railway Area, TEN-T networks, Railway Packages, ERTMS technology, Shift²Rail JTI, etc.) together with the continuous efforts of the Rail Industries and Operators to improve the quality of trains, infrastructures and the overall system through strong R&D&I well explain the excellence reached by the European Railway sector at global level. The Railway Clusters committed in the PERES Partnership aim at promoting cross-border and cross-sectoral cooperation between SMEs and other relevant stakeholders and to identify the most suitable channels and tools to facilitate their internationalisation processes outside EU.
To do so the PERES Partnership aims at intensifying cluster and business network collaboration across borders and sectoral boundaries and, thanks to the ESCP-4i, to lead international cluster cooperation in the Rail transport.
The Railway sector, in fact, is intrinsically technological, but our effort will be to widen the application domains – thus markets - intercepting the innovation trajectories and help our enterprises build their competitive position upon them.
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KEY WORDS OF PARTNERSHIP: New era challenges, Global needs, Emerging markets, Mobility, Rail transport, Sustainablility, Low Carbon, Safety, Security, European excellence, Emerging value chains, Networking, Clusters, Long-term Partnership, ESCP, SMEs, Laboratories, Research bodies, Relevant Stakeholders, Empowerment, International approach, Internationalization Strategy.
RAILWAY: key element of the economy and development policy in Europe and worldwide.
At world level the focus on the enormous challenges related to the development of eco-friendly, reliable, safe and secure mobility is more and more great due to the fundamental impact mobility daily has both on citizens’ quality of life and competitiveness and socio-economic growth of a territory. The rise of mobility demand needs a clear and sustainable answer, that is not the one provided by private motor vehicles. All the main European and International Institutions agree on the need to change paradigm in the mobility sector; in their own vision and long-term strategies each one plans the major development of Railway transport both for medium/long-distance and urban trips. Rail transport, in fact, wins upon motor vehicles not only in terms of environmental impact but also in terms of congestion reduction.
The Railway sector is therefore called to give a fundamental answer to such global needs. The European Railway sector – starting from its position of excellence worldwide - is called to deliver a business-led vision and technical solutions able to meet the challenges of the future transport era, while helping Europe to remain the leader region in Railway solutions globally.
- Environmental Industries
- Innovative Materials Industries
- Digital Industries
To be planned according to the possibilities given, since the PERES Partnership is on the reserve list.
Thanks to the ESCP-4i, the PERES Partnership (since on the reserve list) expects to:
- capitalize on mutual exchange of practices and information with the other ESCPs
- learn how to improve our Clusters' approach to any international promotional activity
- identify emerging value of chains able to increase our SMEs excellence thanks to the cluster collaboration
- participate in international cluster matchmaking events organised by DG GROWTH of the European Commission and in any possible similar activity.
|Name||Sector/Technology fields||Country||Regions||Total no. of members||Total no. of SME|
|DITECFER District for Rail Technologies, High Speed, Safety & Security||
Transportation and Logistics
System and transportation, Railway Transport, Traffic Engineering / Control Systems
Services›Scientific research & development, Sustainable innovation›Smart green & integrated transport systems, Transporting & storage›Rail transport & related services
|TTP i-Trans - competitiveness cluster||
Automotive, Transportation and Logistics
System and transportation, Railway Vehicles, Intermodal Transport
Sustainable innovation›High speed rail-road transportation systems, Sustainable innovation›Smart green & integrated transport systems
|France||Nord - Pas-de-Calais||108||40|