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ASSOCIAÇÃO CLUSTER PORTUGAL MINERAL RESOURCES

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Alentejo
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Marta
Peres
Cluster Manager
+351968685016
marta.peres@clustermineralresources.pt
Languages spoken: 
English
Portuguese
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Metal Mining
Non-metal Mining
Technology fields: 
Mining and extraction
Mining Technologies
S3 EU priority areas: 
Other mining & quarrying
New or improved service processes
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
65
Number of SME members: 
37
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
18
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
8
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission

Deepening knowledge of the economic potential of resources, promoting R & D + I, improving productive investment conditions and access to markets, as well as increase skills (technical, technological, management) and stimulate inter-company and inter-institutional cooperation.

Objectives:

• Produce knowledge and induce innovation;

• Promote value creation and internationalization;

• Promote efficiency in the use of resources;

• Enable Cluster actors;

• Strengthen synergies between sectors.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Argentina
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Czech Republic
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Czech Stone Cluster (from Europe)
Cluster of Applied Earth Sciences - Hungary (from Europe)
Fundación Centro Tecnolóxico do Granito - Spain (from Europe)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)

Participation in Funded Support National Programme (02/SIAC/2015):

Internationalization Strategy of STONE.PT

StonePT is the result of a partnership between members of the Portuguese Cluster of Natural Stone with the purpose of demonstrating the conformity of Portuguese natural stone products with the requirements established in technical documents.

StonePT it’s part of the Collective Efficiency Strategy of Natural Stone Cluster, including the Anchor Project: Valuation of Natural Stone, approved under the COMPETE/SIAC.

The main mission of this Organization is promoting and show the credibility of its marks, in both national and international levels, as well as all the companies associated to it.

StonePT values are based on independence, technical rigor and credibility as a mean to ensure its impartiality and integrity as/when in contact with different relating entities, assuring the adequate management of conflicts of interest.

The Valorpedra is the responsible entity for the international promotion of STONE.PT.

The participation in the main international fairs, the advertising in important markets for Portuguese natural stone and the constant presence on the internet and social networks

The strategy is constituted by participation in various international fairs, advertising in countries destination Stone Natural Portuguese and constant presence on the Internet and social networks are the main initiatives.

This project is supported by Portugal 2020 funds.

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

ASSOCIAÇÃO CLUSTER PORTUGAL MINERAL RESOURCES is the association that manages the Cluster of Mineral Resources in Portugal.

The development of activities related to the Cluster of Mineral Resources towards the innovation, qualification and modernization of companies in the Sector. It also intends to ensure the cooperation between companies, business associations, technology centers, R&D Institutions, training centers and other organizations in the Sector, thus contributing to stimulate the processes of technology transfer, productivity increase, competitiveness and innovation in the several economic and productive activities.