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Klastr českých nábytkářů, družstvo
Kozí 26/4, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Phone +420 539 030 656
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The cooperative Cluster of Czech Cabinet Makers (Klastr českých nábytkářů) was incorporated on 22 June 2006 in Brno. It associates 35 companies, 27 of which operate in the cabinet-making and interior design fields, 5 consulting companies in the field of domestic and international exhibition and corporate development support, two professional organizations and the Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno. The subject of the cluster’s business is cabinet making, mediation of furniture trading, research and development in the field of the cabinet-making product innovation and furniture safety, including quality of life, and the rendition of organizational and economic consultancy services

Network Security Monitoring Cluster
Jundrovská 1035/33
Brno, 624 00
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Network Security Monitoring Cluster (NSM Cluster) is co-operative industrial cluster focusing on the network security and security in ICT. NSM Cluster has 21 members together with Masaryk University in Brno and is open for other members. It was founded in South-Moravian Region and most of current members ale held in South Moravia but clusters ambition is to become interregional grouping in Czech Republic (and also to Europe).

Pannon Textile Cluster
H - 9763 Vasszécseny, Petõfi Sándor str. 76.
Office: H-9700 Szombathely, Horváth Boldizsár krt. 9.
Direct phone: +36-94-508-160
Fax: +36-94-500-496
Cluster manager: Ferenc Schwiegelhofer
Mobile: +36-30-216-0469
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The Pannon Textile Cluster was formed on 13th September 2005 with the aim of promoting a more effective and profitable work for experts and enterprises in the West-Transdanubean region working in the field of textile industry and services, and providing vocational, infrastructural backgrounds, mental workshops and communication channels. Establishing network (cluster) co-operations, its maintenance and management task provision.
Legal form: Pannon Textile Industry and Service Development Association
Non-profit organisation, with the activities financed by funds.

Address: 9740 Bükfürdő, Termál krt. 2.
Telephone: 94/558-074
Fax: 94/558-074
Dr. István Németh, president
Ferenc Haller, manager of the office – coordinator
Mobil: 30/680-5621
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On 22nd June 2001, 27 organisations and companies dominating in improvement and services in the West-Hungarian Region and in the Region of Lake Balaton signed a cooperation contract. The cluster has currently more then 30 members, among them: wellness and cure resorts, medicinal and thermal baths, sanatoria, development agencies, consulting companies, education firms and local governments. The initiative concerning the foundation and operation of Pannon Thermal Cluster may be an example as a well organised, tuned, and regional integrated tourism development model, its efficient operation and functioning, in order to promote the general competition ability of the region in the long haul.

OABB optic alliance brandenburg berlin e.V.
Grünauer Fenn 42
14712 Rathenow
Tel. +49 3385 572 350
Fax. +49 3385 572 346
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The optic alliance brandenburg berlin (oabb) is a network of companies, service providers and research and development institutions in the field of ophthalmic optics and ophthalmic medicine. Spatial centre of the oabb network is the city of Rathenow – the historical traditional core of the Berlin-Brandenburg optic industries. In 2011 the cluster consists of ca. 65 members - companies and other organizations. The companies cover the ophthalmic value chain from precision mechanics and electronics to the final products of glasses, lenses and spectacles frames as well as workshop equipment and interior fittings for showrooms. The optic alliance brandenburg berlin was founded in 2007, its forerunners exist since 1999. The objectives of oabb are to enhance innovation in products and processes, to develop new markets and to promote the sector. Another crucial and successfully achieved aim is internationalization, exploring relationships especially with Eastern Europe suppliers and customers.

profil.metall - GRW-Netzwerk Stahl- und Metallverarbeitung in Brandenburg und Berlin
c/o IMU-Institut Berlin GmbH
Schlesische Straße 28 / Haus S
10997 Berlin
Fon: + 49 (0) 30 29 36 97 0
Fax: + 49 (0) 30 29 36 97 11
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The steel and metalworking cluster in Berlin-Brandenburg “profil.metall” is a network of companies, research and development institutions, service providers and other sector related actors in the German capital region. It is based on four active local networks in the metalworking industry. Today profil.metall consists of more than 100 companies covering a broad range of steel- and metal related products and production technologies. profil.metall was founded in 2007, the local roots of the cluster with predecessor regional networks trace back to 1999. The purpose of profil.metall is to achieve greater prominence and to unlock innovation potential for the metals sector through increased cross-regional cooperation between existing and active regional networks. Basically the cluster is aiming at the systematic build-up of the steel - construction value creation chain, focusing on the use of new materials and processing technologies. To accomplish the overall cluster strategy profil.metall aims with its activities to strengthen capabilities of its members. This includes lobbying for the sector; development of new products and processes in cross-regional cooperation and joint projects; market development; targeted contact with other sectors to unlock cooperation potential; cooperation with universities and systematic technology transfer; initiatives to secure skilled labour and specialists for the metals sector and including regional players and existing workers’ council networks.

The Styrian Automation Technology Platform
CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences
Degree Programme in Automation Technology
Körblergasse 126
8021 Graz
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Tel: 0043 316 6002 726
Fax: 0043 316 6002 1258

Automation technology is the interdisciplinary combination of different specialist fields: electrical engineering, information technology and mechanical engineering. It follows that automation technology is directly at the interface of technical innovation with the market and significantly influences the path that leads the way from the conception of an idea to the final product. As regards the production process, resources such as human capital, machines, energy and material usage need to be taken into account, along with other factors including time, quality, cost and environmental sustainability. The final outcome should be a product which is second to none in every way and which can be sold at a profit on the market. Changing legal or ecological guidelines, quantitative demand and quality features, amongst others, are factors which continually influence the lifecycle of a product and are thus a constant source of innovation in the field of automation technology. Automation technology does not only play a major role for large corporations and mass production with a large number of pieces manufactured, but also for many small and medium-sized companies with specialised products and a high technological standard. It is precisely the competence of those SMEs that is becoming more and more important in a cross-linked business environment with increasingly individualised processes.
The Styrian Automation Technology Platform The Federal State of Styria in general, and particularly the region around Graz – its capital city – boasts a high density of specialised technical industrial firms, as well as SMEs. Active networking between companies and institutions leads to precious synergies in the entire sector, thus considerably strengthening Styria as a business location.

The Mechatronics Cluster (MC)

Clusterland Oberösterreich GmbH Mechatronik-Cluster
Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz
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The Mechatronics Cluster (MC) was founded at the beginning of 2003 in Upper Austria. Since then, 328 companies have been collaborating within this sector-specific network, with new partners joining the cluster every year. Clusterland Oberösterreich GmbH and, since 2010, ecoplus, the Business Agency of Lower Austria, are the project’s promoters.
As a platform for cooperation and information, the cluster brings together companies from the following fields: mechanical engineering & plant building, equipment & apparatus construction, technology & component subsupply, service providers, R&D organisations and educational institutions. The MC’s partner companies employ more than 51,000 individuals and generate an annual turnover of 10.2 billion Euros.

Degree Programme in Automation Technology
Cercal - Via dell'Indipendenza 12,
47030 S. Mauro Pascoli
Phone +39 0541 932965
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The manufacturing system of the footwear cluster includes the production units located in the Province of Forlì-Cesena, among the Municipalities of San Mauro Pascoli (17.3 sq km and a population of 10,045), Savignano sul Rubicone (23.2 sq km and a population of 15,543) and Gatteo (14.2 sq km and a population of 7,036). Its overall turnover is about 400,000,000 Euros (405 millions in 2002), equal to 15 million pair of shoes. 75% of its production is for export, equal to about 36% of its overall turnover. The main reference markets are EU countries, North America and Japan. The number of companies involved in the footwear industry is less than 200 units, for a total of 2,969 employees. THE Production in the cluster focuses on the manufacturing of shoes in the medium-high and top-class range: they are products characterized by the use of quality raw materials, enhanced by customized and handmade craftworks. These features explain why the production focus is on women’s shoes, which feature high fashion content The Service Centre CERCAL was founded in'80 by the Emilia Romagna Region and the local stakeholders.

Val D’Enza Resource Centre at “Silvio D’Arzo”

Montecchio Emilia (Reggio Emilia)
Phone 0522356305
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Located between the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma, the The Val d’Enza packaging cluster combines the productive features of both provinces, the Reggio Emilia mechanical tradition with the Parma food industry, thus creating a cluster operating in the manufacturing of equipment for the mechanization and automation of food industries and packaging. Fundamentally, the productive system includes the activities and services connected with: packaging; design and production of machines for the food industry; manufacturing of equipments for industrial automation. It counts 560 enterprises, 5.700 employees, a turnover of 1,2 Billion Euro and an Export rate of 70%. The firms of the cluster, in fact, feature a propensity to export through the supply of complete services to meet the requirements concerning the inner industrial handling by producing: metal containers; cans, drums; plastic containers; glass containers; bottles, glasses, caps, vases, small jars, jugs, pallets. In particular, the handled containers can be grouped into 4 typologies: can; glass; various polymers (PET, PVC); paperboard. The production technologies, which are traditionally linked to mechanics, have gradually developed, increasingly incorporating electric and electronic components devoted to the control of automation and efficiency of line processes.

The First Polish Cluster of Passive and Energy Efficient Building Industry
Coordinator of the cluster - Górnośląski Park Przemysłowy Ltd.
ul. Konduktorska 39A
40-155 Katowice, Poland
Phone: +48 32 781 20 00
Fax:+48 32 781 20 32
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In the case of the Energy-saving and Passive House Cluster, the intention of development cooperation has become a common activity in the field of designing, building and energy efficient building management. This goal is to be achieved by combining the resources of individual cluster members oand the common pursuit of knowledge, mainly empirical, in the field of energy-saving building and its dissemination in the market. The Polish Energy-saving and Passive House Cluster was initiated by: Silesian Technical University in Gliwice, Cracow University of Technology in Cracow, Polish Passive House Institute in Gdańsk, Vocational Advancement Institution in Katowice, Chamber of Construction in Katowice, HVAC S.C. Design and Advisory Office in Chorzów AT Architektura in Rybnik, Bauren Design Office in Rybnik, AGA Bauservice Ltd. in Cracow, EKO Budgar in Lędziny, Polski Beton Ltd. in Katowice, Eko Beton Ltd., limited partnership, in Katowice, SPEC BAU Polska Ltd. in Oświęcim , B Group Ltd. in Katowice,OST-ENGINEER unlimited partnership in Chorzów, Górnośląski Park Przemysłowy Ltd. in Katowice.

Main activities of the cluster are focused on:
  • Construction of energy-saving building - a laboratory

  • Conducting research and analysis of energy demand for heating and cooling of buildings

  • Conducting of energy audits

Polish Wood Cluster
Coordinator: Agencja Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości Sp. z o.o.
Ul. Boczna 8
44-240 Żory, Poland
Phone: +48 (32) 724-25-75
Fax: +48 (32) 724-92-76
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The main objective of establishment of Polish Wood cluster is using its experience and accumulated many years of cooperation by operators in the Cluster. Partners will have the opportunity to strengthen existing cooperation between the actors, strengthening their competitiveness and cooperation, improve information flows, implementation and improvement of innovative technologies, which are the creators or owners of both the needs of the Cluster partners and external companies.
The decisive factor is cooperation with universities such as: Technical University of Czestochowa, the Agricultural University in Krakow, the Silesian Technical University in Gliwice, research institutes - research in Jaworzno and Krakow, which will have significant impact on the development and progress of research results as well as the implementation them into production.

Cluster partners with experts main activities are - improve and test:
* Innovative drying sawdust and wood (biomass) for the power plant, briquette and pellet producers,
* Pellet burners used in heating households,
* Burning of biomass using glycerin,
* Industrial biomass boilers and briquettes,
* Innovative methods of woodworking,
* Innovative products made ​​of wood with the use of modern techniques of drying, sanding and varnishing,
* Dedusting machines and production lines in factories, furniture, windows and chipboard using modern filtration systems.

Silesian Design Cluster
Coordinator – Cieszyn Castle
43-400 Cieszyn, Poland
ul. Zamkowa 3 abc,
tel.: +48 33 851 08 21
fax: +48 33 851 08 21 w.16

Silesian Cluster of Design was established in Cieszyn ( Silesian region, Southern part of Poland) in July 2011 and by promoting innovative solutions is expected to contribute to the competitiveness of regional economy.

Silesian Cluster of Design is a new regional concentration of creative industries. Cluster animator and manager is Cieszyn Castle, which combines innovative companies, scientists and designers. Cluster believes that the design is a connector tool, which helps companies to differentiate themselves on the market, improve management and optimization of their costs.

There are two strategic objectives of the Cluster :
1st one is encourage the creation of new innovative products and companies,
2nd is development of partnerships for innovation.

Silesian Cluster of Design offers:
• assistance in the deployment of new products and services,
• help in the process of improving the products and services,
• assistance in initiating contacts between the scientific, business and design firms
• specialized training and workshops,
• promotion at the fair Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in 2013,
• participation in the Arena Design Poznań and Łódź Design Festival.
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