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Energy Cluster of the Valencia Region

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 10 December, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Comunidad Valenciana
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
National Registration AEI00150
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Enrique
Bayonne
Cluster Manager
+34654420481
enrique.bayonne@clusterenergiacv.com
Africa
Batan
Project Manager
clusterenergiacv@gmail.com
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
Italian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Energy management
Storage of electricity, batteries
S3 EU priority areas: 
Bio fuels & energy efficiency
Energy distribution
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
smart grids, energy storage, industry 4.0, biomass, oil&gas, e
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
30
Number of SME members: 
13
Number of larger company members: 
11
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Iberdrola
Larger Company
BP Oil
Larger Company
UBE
Larger Company
Gas Natural Fenosa
Larger Company
Red Eléctrica de España
Larger Company
Saggas
Larger Company
Titania
Research Organisation
ITE
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Energy Cluster of Valencia Region is an association with the mission of improving competitiveness through innovation in the energy, water and environmental sector companies by facilitating an industry-driven collaboration along the value chains and seeking partnerships.

The Cluster’s goal is to contribute to the positioning of the Valencia Region as one of the European references in the energy, water, environment, technology and innovation fields.

ASSOCIATION STRENGTHS

  • 30 companies and institutions
  • Turnover > 4.200 Million € in Valencia Region
  • Entrepreneurial nature
  • Development of cluster strategic plans
  • Facilitation of collaboration between members
  • R&D management
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)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Details of support services: 
  • Analysing and reporting the market opportunities of the energy sector
  •  Organization and coordination of meetings and joint activities to share knowledge on strategic approaches for the clusters and SMEs in value-chains and in seeking synergies
  •  Dissemination and communication activities. Development of communication plans
  •  Identifying key and innovative projects and formation of consortia
  •  Great level in developing technological projects in cooperation
  •   Participation at trade fairs and exhibitions
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Mexico
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Italy
Portugal
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

We are involved in a INNOSUP project with clusters from France, Italy, Sweden, Portugal and Germany among others.

We participated in several matchmaking events: in Hannover (EU-USA, April, 2016) and in Lyon (EU-Brazil, November, 2016)

We are in conversartions to join a ECSP

Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
H2020
Other

MAIN RECENT PROJECTS

•Development of advanced solutions and tools for manufacturing automation modules smartbiogas (2015). Consortium of 2 SMEs and or Cluster Funded by MINETUR (Spanish Government) and ERDF. Budget:  125.000 €

•Design of a prototype for testing and validation of a new polyurethane coating to protect the leading edge of wind turbine blades (2015). Consortium of a major company, and SME and our Cluster funded by MINETUR and ERDF. Budget: 142.000 €

•Facilities for  intelligent management of Air Conditioning and Hot Water (2015). Consortium made of 3 SMEs, one techonological institute and our Cluster,  Funded by MINETUR and ERDF. Budget 141.000 €

•Use Of CO2 As A Substitute Of Chlorine-Based Chemicals Used In O&M Industrial processes For Macrofouling Remediation. LIFE+ Project  LIFE 13/ENV/ES/000426 Consortium of 4 major companies, 2 SME and our Cluster Budget 4,064 M€

Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras 

The Program for Innovative Business Groups (AEI) of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MINETUR), launched in 2007, part of the European strategy for promoting competitiveness through the creation and development of innovative clusters Support for the creation and strengthening of "clusters," or business groups, is part of the European strategy for promoting the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises and innovation. According to this strategy, supporting the creation and strengthening of the 'cluster' is a means to alleviate the consequences that certain market failures related to size issues and coordination have on the possibilities for companies to interact with each other, establish flows and achieve sufficient knowledge to develop innovative projects that improve their competitive critical mass.

In Spain, following EU guidelines, it has implemented measures aimed at consolidating and strengthening "clusters" through the implementation of tools to support innovative business groups (AEI). According to the Order ITC / 3808/2007 of 19 December, the special register of innovative business clusters of the current Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism is regulated, the AEI must be not-for-profit and characterized by being a combination in a geographical area or productive sector companies and research centers and public or private training, involved in processes of collaborative exchange aimed at obtaining advantages and benefits arising from the implementation of specific innovative projects, around a market or target market segment or a branch or scientific reference sector. The purpose of these groups is to facilitate, by achieving a sufficient critical mass of companies and grouped set of organisms, innovative practices to improve the competitiveness of Spanish companies and their projection and international visibility.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Energy Cluster of Valencia Region has been growing as a cluster organisation since its start in 2010. Since then, it has made an effort to bring together different companies, including large and small companies, research institutions and universities in the field of energy.

The great potential for growth of the cluster has been demostrated already in 2015, having been the 4th cluster, among the 99 cluster recognized by the Spanish MInistry for Industry, with the highest number of innovative projects financed.

In 2016 we are participating for the first time in a HORIZON 2020 INNOSUP call, being part of a consortium with 10 more institutions from all europe including technological institutes, universites and other clusters.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Energy Cluster of Valencia Region aims to support competitiveness through innovation in the energy sector. The association is focused in several growing fields, like renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy saving, energy storage, smart grids and biomass. We are a very open and collaborative organisation seekiing partners offering similar o complimentary strategies to stimulate innovation and growth.

We are looking for partners in Horizon 2020 and for Cluster with excellence in order to learn from them good practices to improve our cluster competitiveness.