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“Local Innovation Hubs Inventory” elaborated by TeRN in cooperation with project partners, in the framework of EACP-EUROSME project The EACP-EUROSME project, a cluster collaboration project financed by the EC COSME program, aims to stimulate the cooperation between clusters that come from differently developed regions to develop collaborative paths based on their distinctive skills and their specific resources to exploit their complementarity, to exchange best practices, and to develop and implement a joint cluster partnership strategy with a common “European” vision for the Aerospace smart specialization strategy. The...
Date: 31/07/2020 - 10:04 | EACP-EUROSME

The second virtual study visit organized in the framework of the EACN project took place yesterday with the aim of sharing best practices among clusters and identifying opportunities for collaboration. In this occasion, the Galician Automotive Cluster (CEAGA) was the consortium partner selected to exchange success stories about how supporting automotive companies in their digital transformation process. CEAGA showed two activities which are key in the 4.0 strategy of this cluster: One is the promotion of 4.0 entrepreneurship through the Business Factory Auto (BFA), a business accelerator which has been fully recognized as...
Date: 31/07/2020 - 09:12 | EACN
One of the activities planned in the framework of the EACN initiative was the organization of study visits to some of the partners, with the aim of sharing best practices on how to support automotive companies in their change process towards industrial modernisation. The first event of this kind was held last Friday 10th of July, with the title: Training and education modules to prepare company personnel for Industry 4.0 change processes”. Organized in virtual format by the Automotive Cluster of Bulgaria (AC Bulgaria), this meeting was connected to the “Skills and Competences” thematic area, one of the four pillars the...
Date: 13/07/2020 - 14:04 | EACN
Clusters belonging to the EACN partnership had the opportunity yesterday to meet three representatives from the Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, in order to share with them our vision of the automotive sector and evaluate possible future collaboration. For this aim, we took the opportunity to present them the results of the working groups which during the last months analysed how to support the automotive industry to overcome the current pandemic crisis and transform the challenges into an opportunity. The collaborative effort was focused on three main topics:...
Date: 08/07/2020 - 10:03 | EACN
On Monday 15th of June, the EACN partnership was invited again by the European Clusters Alliance (ECA) to take part in one of its “European Alliance against Coronavirus” daily sessions. Moderated by Antonio Novo, current ECA’s president, the webinar was this time focused on analysing the main disruptions affecting the automotive ecosystem and attracted the interest of around 35 participants. On behalf of the EACN network, Thomas Röhr, from Pôle Véhicule du Futur, had the opportunity to attend as speaker and present our main actions to fight against the COVID-19 crisis as well as what we think the panorama of the...
Date: 17/06/2020 - 09:13 | EACN
The EACN project is looking for experts to provide technical assistance to SMEs and guide them for the successful development of their projects. The European automotive industry faces today several challenges that force companies and especially SMEs to innovate and optimise production and processes to ensure their future competitiveness. In this context, the EACN initiative aims to promote the development of joint projects, where these companies can find solutions to common needs, sharing costs and taking advantage of synergies. The role of the expert is to support the projects and ensure that they are carried out in the...
Date: 15/06/2020 - 10:12 | EACN
Last Tuesday 2nd of June several members of the EACN partnership had the opportunity to take part in the meeting "Analysis of Disruptions in the Mobility - Automotive Ecosystem", organized by the European Clusters Alliance (ECA) with the support of the European Commission. This event was one of the several daily webinars the ECA is hosting focused on specific industrial activities, with the aim of creating thematic expert groups and looking for leaders who can act as representatives of these sectors. The event started with a presentation by Isabelle Dussutour, Director of Innovation and International Relations at the...
Date: 10/06/2020 - 09:35 | EACN

S3martMed's support to interregional collaboration projects continues, following the Virtual Brokerage of June 25th which saw the participation of over 90 attendees from 15 countries and 5 speakers who illustrated the latest technological developments in Innovative process, materials and advanced softwares in the medical sector. All companies, research centres and all other stakeholders interested in developing collaborative projects that participated in S3martMed partnering events have been included in the "book of competences" available here . The S3martMed network provides excellent opportunity to find business,...
Date: 24/07/2020 - 13:12 | S3martMed

DIGICLUSTERS as consortium made from traditional and hi-tech clusters from four countries (Poland, Spain, Lithuania and Latvia) have designed, tested and validated a pioneer tool - X-Industry Hackathon model- to boost cross-industry cooperation and speed up industrial modernisation of agri-food and packaging sectors towards digitalisation and Industry 4.0. X-Industry Hackathons were implemented at regional level (Andalucia-ES, Mazovia-PL, Latvia and Lithuania) and at international level (gathering ICT, food and packaging SMEs from all four countries). Also, DIGICLUSTERS gathers partners from regions with similar Regional...
Date: 09/07/2020 - 12:30 | DIGICLUSTERS
A comparatively low technology adoption level in manufacturing industries leads to a loss of efficiency and competitiveness, hence innovative and practical approaches towards industry digitalisation have to be used to change the tendency. DIGICLUSTERS is a novel European Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP) for smart specialisation investments and industrial modernisation of agrofood and packaging sectors introducing the pioneer concept of Cluster-Facilitated X-Industry Hackathons to foster Industry 4.0 and digital transformation. The hackathons are widely known events in the startup environment and are recognised for...
Date: 09/07/2020 - 11:53 | DIGICLUSTERS

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