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1. What is the objective of the project? The objective of the EACN project is to bring together companies, especially SMEs from the European automotive sector, in order to identify similar problems and needs, define common issues and initiate joint innovation and investment projects related to industrial modernization. We also aim, through this project, to organize common purchasing activities for SMEs in Industry 4.0. This approach will not only allow the sharing of development costs and risks, but also the creation of closer relationships between the actors, as a basis for further cooperation. A more overall objective...
Date: 22/05/2019 - 14:58 | EACN
The European Commission is organising, on 14, 15 and 16 May, the European Cluster Conference in Bucharest, Romania, attended by more than 400 policy makers, cluster managers and other stakeholders from all over Europe to hear and discuss recent and future priorities of cluster policies and developments. This event helps to share good practices, knowledge and promote innovative and sustainable industrial modernisation and interregional cooperation, with a focus on building bridges between the different actors of the cluster community. The sixth edition of this Conference is focusing on issues such as digitisation and lack...
Date: 16/05/2019 - 08:08 | EACN
The first Steering Committee Meeting of the european project EACN was held on Wednesday, April 24. This meeting took place online, via GoToMeeting, so each partner attended the call from their own headquarters. The Steering Committee Meetings are held at least every six months with the aim of summarising everything that has been done during the last period of time: progress, achievements, activities carried out and activities that are planned to be carried out in the future within the scope of the EACN project. In addition to the members of the consortium, were also invited the entities in charge of the industry of every...
Date: 03/05/2019 - 11:00 | EACN
On 13th March and 4th April 2019, the online workshops of the European project EACN were held in each of the partners’ headquarters. The aim of these workshops was to share the ideas, problems and experiences of SMEs with the Clusters. The topics on which the workshops were based were the main topics of the project: the first workshop dealt with virtualisation and elasticity of production processes, and the second workshop on April 4 was about robotics, artificial intelligence and skills 4.0 competencies. These topics were covered in the online part of the event, where each partner leading a specific topic talked about...
Date: 09/04/2019 - 09:15 | EACN

Webinar – “3D printing of medical devices: Innovative projects across Europe” Join our webinar on 3D printing in medical technology on May 23th 2019, 11.00 – 12.15. Artificial organs from human tissue - as recently shown for skin and heart - and precisely fitting implants as well as exactly reproduced body models from the 3D printer are becoming an indispensable part in medical technology. The advantages of additive manufacturing are obvious: resource-conserving, miniaturized and cost-effective, they are far superior to conventional manufacturing processes. As part of the S3martMed project, the second webinar aims to...
Date: 13/05/2019 - 14:10 | S3martMed
On 2 April 2019, the five S3martMed cluster partners organised their first Working Group with Regions in Lyon. The session was attended by the regional authorities of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Wallonia, Piedmont, Upper-Silesia and Baden-Württemberg, together with representatives of the five S3martMed clusters. Working Groups play a crucial role to enable clusters and regional authorities to work hand in hand to explain to SMEs and stakeholders like RTOs, the different type of financial supports available in each region (in the framework of the Smart Specialisation Strategy or at the level of individual innovation policy)...
Date: 10/04/2019 - 15:21 | S3martMed

The very first digitalisation workshop for the food industry or X-industry hackathon, taking place from March 19th-April 16th in Riga, Latvia, has just finished bringing food and IT companies together. Alongside the traditional hackathon the mini X-industry hackathon concept was introduced helping food companies learn more about existing digital solutions and gain insights in how these solutions can upgrade their business. As the participants mention – the hackathon is a great way how effectively solve the industry business challenges. During the workshop in Latvia different industry challenges were put into the...
Date: 24/04/2019 - 10:56 | DIGICLUSTERS
In March 18 th 2019 the project partner representatives took part in the project management team meeting and study visit in Kaunas, Lithuania. The purpose of the partner meeting was to: Discuss basic aspects of project implementation and reporting Discuss about the progress of implementation of the project activities Study from best practices of implementing local corporative hackathons Attend local brewery to learn cases of digital transformation in food producing sector Intensive meetings with project partners, debates, discussions and group work facilitated to share best practice and experiences on the implementation...
Date: 02/04/2019 - 12:41 | DIGICLUSTERS
New digitalisation workshops for the food industry, also titled X-industry hackathon, have been launched on March 19 th , taking place till April 16 th . Alongside the traditional series of events, a mini X-industry hackathon is presented where IT professionals join the industry SMEs to help them evaluate their current business processes and how the existing digital solutions can help them improve their results. The X-industry hackathon for the food industry lets the food companies share their business challenges and invites the IT companies to look for the digital solutions. In 5 workshops from March 19 th to April 16 th...
Date: 02/04/2019 - 12:14 | DIGICLUSTERS

Date: 21/03/2019 - 10:18 | EACP-EUROSME

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