A Vibrant Platform At The Service Of Cluster Organisations
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is an action of the Cluster Internationalisation Programme for SMEs funded under COSME launched by DG GROW of the European Commission in 2016. The ECCP provides networking and information support for clusters and their members aiming to improve their performance and increase their competitiveness through trans-national and international cooperation.Read more
About Cluster Organisations
This is the stage on which cluster organisations present themselves - their structures, services, experiences and above all, their interest in cooperation with peers. We invite you to explore this diverse cluster community, identify your potential cooperation partner and show the world what you are good at - by profiling your organisation !
ESCP-S3 | Smart Specialisation
What is ESCP-S3 ?
The European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments (ESCP-S3) are transnational cluster partnerships that support cluster cooperation in thematic areas related to regional smart specialisation strategies and to increase the involvement of the industry in the context of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.
ESCP-4i | Going International
What is ESCP-4i?
The European Strategic Cluster Partnerships – Going International (ESCPs-4i) are transnational cluster partnerships that develop and implement a joint internationalination strategy and support SME internationalisation towards third countries beyond Europe.Read more
What are ESCPs ?
The European Strategic Cluster Partnerships have been launched by the European Commission as effective means of supporting cross-border collaboration for the benefit of SMEs with the ultimate goal of boosting economic growth and competitiveness in Europe.Read more
- ESCP-S3 | Smart Specialisation
About matchmaking events
ECCP organises inter-European matchmaking events, as well as opportunities for you to meet your peers from other countries – either in EU or abroad. Find also additional international matchmaking opportunities promoted here.
About International Cooperation
In a globalised world, SMEs need to be able to confront increasing competition from developed and emerging economies and to plug into the new market opportunities these countries will provide.Read more
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About European Cluster Initiatives
As an information hub, ECCP collects and structures a wide variety of information relevant for cluster organisations from various European programmes and initiatives like the ones below. These are supporting in different ways the interaction between clusters and for driving the competitiveness of European businesses. We offer you here the unique opportunity to find out more about the most relevant cluster-related projects and what you can learn from them. Or, why not, cooperate with them!Read more
The FORESDA consortium visited CyberForum!
- Oct 29, 2018
- CyberForum e.V.
The 7th project meeting of the FORESDA partners focused primarily on best practice examples of connectedness and knowledge exchange with other EU-projects. The three-day meeting was characterized by various discussions concerning the current state of research and development in forest-based industries within the different project regions. The partners were united in the opinion that precisely innovation is the key force to ensure sustainability in the long-term development of the Danube Region.
Great opportunities to learn from each other
Representatives from other interesting EU-projects were present in Bad Wildbad (ROSEWOOD, AlpLinkBioEco, TripleWood) and facilitated knowledge exchange. Also, the consortium visited the venue of CyberForum e.V. in Karlsruhe, the biggest regional Hightech Business Network, which is lead partner of the FORESDA project. CyberForum e.V. is a non-profit organisation supporting IT- and hightech firms across all development stages. David Hermanns, CEO of CyberForum, and Ceren Akbaba of DIZ | Digital Innovation Centre were able to provide interesting insights into the networking strategy on regional and state level to the partners.
Especially interesting was also the visit to the Living Labs - Conducted by the research institute FZI (Research Center for Information Technology). Their research facilities are dealing with some of the most interesting research fields like smart automation, mobility, automotive, robotics, energy, and home.
Aiming at cross-sectoral innovation
The cross-sectoral approach, which is one of FORESDA's main accents, is being more and more important for further development of the economy in the Danube Region. Accordingly, FORESDA developed ten pilot projects. The pilots should lead to the emergence of new cross-sectoral value chains and increased effectiveness of collaborative research and innovation activities. The implementation phase started in January 2018 and some interesting results have already been achieved. More information about the pilots will be presented during the next project meeting, which will be organized in Belgrade, at the beginning of November this year.
FORESDA is an Interreg Project, funded by the European Union, and CyberForum e.V. acts as lead partner. The project, which has started on 01.01.2017, is running for 30 months.
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