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SENTINEL - Global Hospitality Opportunities

The Sentinel project concluded the market analysis of each target market: Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States . These studies take into account the 5 forces analysis for the contract-hospitality market and a competitors’ analysis of the SME members of the clusters. Now the Sentinel partners make the reports available to their members companies. Are you interested in receiving the results of the market analysis? REQUEST THE 5 COUNTRY REPORTS
Date: 16/01/2019 - 13:32 | SENTINEL
On November 15, a SENTINEL European Networking Event took place in Barcelona, at iWater 2018 , the exhibition about the integrated water circle. The fair is an international meeting point for all the actors that will define the evolution of the water sector, offering innovative and technological solutions that effectively respond to challenges such as the efficient management of resources and infrastructures, the increase in the demand for water in a context of water stress or new models of public-private collaboration. The event was hosted by Catalan Water Partnership, and all the project partners – CENFIM, OOE...
Date: 19/12/2018 - 11:21 | SENTINEL

Cosmetics4Wellebing is a partnership of European cosmetics clusters to boost SMEs international business opportunities toward foreign markets. An internal swot analysis highlighted the need expressed by cluster managers to be trained on this topic. Objectives of the training – Allowing the cluster managers to identify the key prerequisites for a company to succeed in their internationalization – Allowing the cluster managers to build a strategy to address internationalization – Providing the cluster managers with knowledges of collective actions for internationalization Practical information – 2 days of training (the 1st...
Date: 16/01/2019 - 09:21 | Global Cosmetics Cluster - Europe (Cosmetics4Wellbeing -C4W)

Following a successful two year collaboration of European partners, the founding members of the SpaceWave project have announced the creation of a European Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP) called the SpaceWave Alliance. This new strategic partnership will act as a pilot for the acceleration of Earth Observation for Blue Growth. The SpaceWave Project has been funded by the European programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (COSME). The project has created a joint internationalisation strategy in order to reach Europe’s full potential in downstream Earth Observation in Blue Growth. The...
Date: 16/01/2019 - 07:51 | SpaceWave
SpaceWave consortium meets M. Jorge SANCHEZ, President of the Greek Space Technologies and Applications Cluster (Si-Cluster), on December, 13th 2018. SpaceWave partners organised their progress meeting in Athens with the aim to encounter the Si-Cluster and initiate a new partnership to ensure the project’s sustainability. The Si-Cluster is an emerging, industry-led and user-driven innovation cluster, with a sizeable potential to compete worldwide in the challenging and fast-growing sector of space technologies and applications. Currently, the si-Cluster consists...
Date: 17/12/2018 - 09:34 | SpaceWave

The last focus group on internationalization potential and interested third markets held in the framework of the ESCP GIVE was organized end of October 2018, in Kraguevac, Serbia. During the event the following topics was discussed: - Identification of the most relevant criteria for assessing internationalization potential of SMEs from the target countries and areas, based on the results of the 2nd Focus Group (key areas of internationalization, critical barriers of internationalization and solutions to overcome these barriers), as well as 5 existing models of assessing internationalization potential of SMEs, -...
Date: 04/01/2019 - 11:46 | GIVE
The first B2B event within the Green ICT Development (GIVE) project was held in hotel TCC Grand Plaza, Skopje, FYR Macedonia on 12-13 December 2018. It was organized by MASIT . The event have gethered more than 40 people - project partners, represenatives of other organizations and companies from ICT, automotive and green tech sector coming from 6 different countries. The main goal of the event was networking at the national and regional level between the companies. PhD Stelian Brad, President of the Cluj IT Cluster and WP Leader of WP2 presented the final results from the three Focus Groups and which are identified...
Date: 21/12/2018 - 11:01 | GIVE

PERES European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Rail SME internationalization

The ESCP-4i "PERES Promoting European Rail Excellence outSide EU" co-financed by the COSME Program of the European Union launches a Call for interest to benefit from a strategic package of preparatory activities for their members to go international to USA . Upon partners' joint decision, the Call is open also to SMEs of the European Rail Supply Chain not-members of the 5 Partners (DITECFER, Italy; i-Trans, France; BTS, Germany; Rail Alliance, United Kingdom; RCSEE, South-East Europe) and that are strongly interested in collaborating with the 5 Partners and their SMEs as a "European value chain" . The initiative is a "...
Date: 20/12/2018 - 10:33 | PERES Partnership (2018-2019)

The PIMAP partners had a fruitful workshop in Porto to explore the possibilities for cross-sectoral cooperation and plan the organisation of project business mission to the United-States and Canada. "Collaboration is the key for success. Competition is getting tougher and tougher. [...] The cluster entity is really important to address the value chain in its globality." Video credits: Tuukka Pakarinen
Date: 18/12/2018 - 16:35 | PIMAP Partnership

SMEs selected under the Space2IDGO internationalisation programme could attend this month PwC’s Accelerator first workshops : - workshop N°1 : « Getting ready to go global » - workshop N°2 « How to develop a successful export strategy ? » As a whole, 20 persons attended those workshops.
Date: 17/12/2018 - 13:46 | SPACE2IDGO