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General Information
Programme: 
INTERREG Europe
Project duration: 
Thursday, 1 August, 2019 to Sunday, 31 July, 2022
Total budget: 
€163.794.100
EU Contribution: 
€163.794.100
Partnership Composition: 
Organisation nameFunctionCountryWebsite linkECCP linkIs Cluster Organisation ?
Regional Development Agency Posavje (RDA Posavje)
Coordinator
Slovenia
No
ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria
Partner
Austria
No
Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia
Partner
Latvia
No
Innovative Business Association of Furniture Manufacturers in the Murcia Region - AMUEBLA
Communication
Spain
Yes
Business and innovation Centre of Beira Interior
Partner
Portugal
No
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
Partner
Sweden
No
Slovak Business Agency
Partner
Slovakia
No
West-Pannon Regional and Economic Development Public Nonprofit Ltd.
Partner
Hungary
No
Romanian Cluster Association - CLUSTERO
Partner
Romania
Yes
Buckinghamshire Business First
Partner
United Kingdom
No

Due to different factors as the relocation of work to Asia, the industry contribution to the EU economy is declining. This reflects the necessity to transform the current industry sector into a smarter one. Nevertheless, the European Innovation Scoreboard 2017 shows that SMEs with innovative products or processes have decreased 18 points since 2010 and not all EU countries are at the same level of innovation and smart specialization.

 

Therefore, it is essential to introduce the necessary changes in current policies to get a real smart transformation of the European industry, with the final aim of being more competitive and reaching the target set by the European Commission of boosting manufacturing´s share of GDP from 15% to 20% by 2020.

 

On the other hand, clusters have been proven to have a reticular effect to introduce changes in the European industry. The European Cluster Panorama 2016 shows that wages in more developed clusters are close to 3% higher than in industries not located in such regional hotspots. Thus, changing regional clusters policies will trigger the transformation of the industry in a larger scale.

 

For that reason, INNO Industry project aims to increase rate of clusters that develop activities to support the transformation towards Industry4.0 by 2022 through the improvement of regional and national policies.

 

INNO Industry proposes to establish a strategic work group with the aim to share best practices related with cluster activities and the promotion of Industry 4.0 to develop a European Blueprint as a policy guide towards clusters 4.0.

 

The development of INNO Industry will achieve as key outputs a SWOT analysis in 10 EU regions, the identification of at least 30 best practices related with clustering and industry 4.0, one European Blueprint towards clusters 4.0 and 10 action plans to introduce improvements in addressed policy instruments.