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The first of totally six international business missions organized by the EACP ABROAD consortium is a bout to start next week. 30 participants from 17 companies, 2 clusters and 3 public institutions will explore for one week business opportunities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America. The region around Seattle has grown to the worlds' largest aerospace cluster. Being home not only of Boeing but of an ecosystem of aeronautics, space and other relevant sectors, the region covers the entire aerospace value chain and is an important partner within the global aerospace industry. The European group will meet...
Date: 08/02/2017 - 12:28 | EACP ABROAD

The traditional view holds that cluster cooperation could be driven by top-down initiatives, public incentives and management who network, liaison between similar formal and informal structures and associations in other countries to reach out to individual SMEs and create match-making leads. However, other, more bottom-up ways of cooperation are becoming possible due to the direct links established by individual cluster members with their counterparts along the relevant value chains. These business-to-business contacts matching the complementarity of other...
Date: 08/02/2017 - 08:58 | LASER-GO
In the framework of the LASER-GO project, the Paris region high-tech cluster Opticsvalley visited Quebec to initiate further cooperation in the light of the strengthening cooperation between the EU and Canada. Antoine BEGUE, specialized in health issues for Opticsvalley, travelled to Canada in May 2016 to discuss potential cooperation with representatives clusters/organisations from the photonics and medical sector in Quebec: Arizona Photonics Association, Québec international (the economic development structure of Québec) and MEDEC (lobbying organization for Medical devices industry in Canada). A meeting was also...
Date: 01/02/2017 - 14:36 | LASER-GO

First Natureef article has been published in the Biobased Future Magazine during the last January Edition promoted by IEA Forschungs Kooperation. Check it out in the documet attached, pages 27-28
Date: 07/02/2017 - 17:15 | NATUREEF
The meeting will focus on internationalization of clusters, their members and partners. The promoters of the project; the National Cluster Association, together with their member CREA Hydro&Energy, will share their rich experience with other partners. European Strategic Cluster Partnership NATUREEEF will be presented, which will also offer businesses a chance to participate in specific activities towards Latin American countries and ASEAN countries, and partnerships cluster associations V4.
Date: 03/02/2017 - 17:14 | NATUREEF

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Three new affiliated entities (Omnipack First Hungarian Cluster of Packaging Technology - Hungary, Packaging Cluster - Spain, TICE.PT – Portugal) signed during the last 2 month a project partnership agreement. After more than one year of project duration, the AdPack project has now 12 signed project partnership agreements with clusters from 9 different European countries and from 7 different technology fields. CzechBio – Association of Czech Biotech Companies (Czech Republic) HTI Cluster – Hi-Tech innovation cluster (Czech Republic) IND-AGRO-POL Cluster – Technical Equipments Construction for Agriculture and Food Industry...
Date: 02/02/2017 - 11:31 | AdPack

One year after the launch of the REINA PLUS project, the third steering committee meeting was held in Linz, 12th January 2017. The 11th of January all the partners spent the day doing technical visits to leading Austrian companies specialized in different sectors such as biomass, solar PV or energy efficiency. Besides, Oekoenergie (OEC) organized a Work Group with some of its companies so they could present their products and services and learn about the REINA PLUS project. To know more about the meeting, please, download the document attached below.
Date: 01/02/2017 - 10:28 | REINA PLUS

Energy in Water ESCP-4i is organising an elevator-pitch competition during SMAGUA 2017 exhibition to disseminate innovative products or projects (ideally TRL8 – TRL9 ) that tackle water and energy issues in the urban/agricultural/industrial sector. EnW ESCP-4i, formed by seven European clusters working across water and energy sectors, will be celebrating its 3rd mission at SMAGUA 2017 water and irrigation exhibition and the partnership wishes to showcase, disseminate and internationalise "watergy" innovations through this elevator pitch competition, that will gather together case studies on innovative solutions by its SME...
Date: 31/01/2017 - 15:54 | EnW
A new case study on how to secure the optimal energy efficiency in waste water is available on the Energy in Water platform Let's know how we can work together for implementation and creation better solutions. Contact: Morten Kildahl Sorensen E:
Date: 28/01/2017 - 08:54 | EnW

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European Circular Costruction Alliance (ECCA) 1st General Assembly meeting took place in Ljubljana, on 11th January 2017. The aim of the GA meeting was to constitute the general assembly, formally establish European Circular Construction Alliance (ECCA) as an European Strategic Cluster Partnership for internacionalization (ESCP-4i), and discuss the ECCA internationalization strategy. Thirteen clusters and innovative business networks from Slovenia, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, and Serbia applied for the partnership in the ECCA ESCP-4i, and three supporting organisations. According to ECCA Partnership agreement the...
Date: 27/01/2017 - 08:02 | ECCA