At the beginning of December 2017, project DISCp “Digital Industry Strategic Cluster partnership” kicked-off, in the framework of COSME Programme: a two-year project to set-up a partnership of world leading clusters to configure a “European Strategic Cluster Partnership – Going International” focused on internationalization of the “Industry 4.0” SMEs.
This partnership will lead clusters to increase their competitiveness with a European coherence, fostering international cooperation among SMEs and enhance innovation: a cross-sectorial collaboration to commercialise different technologies, products and services jointly in the field of digital technologies and smart manufacturing.
The six clusters involved etch a route across Europe and ideally across the multifaceted capabilities they possess: our travel starts from Sweden in the academic Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center (MITC) focused on smart manufacturing, goes on with the teutonic BalticNet-PlasmaTec (BNPT) discovering plasma technologies (the 4th state of the matter). The 3rd stage of the trip leads us in the south-west where we meet GAIA/Basquegame Cluster focused on video and gaming sectors (entertainment and training) in the Basque Region, to descend to Aveiro (Central Region) and visit the National Portuguese ICT Cluster TICE.PT specialised on Information Technologies, Communication and Electronics. We travel over South of France up to the technology pole of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region to discover SCS Cluster involved in the field of Secured Communicating Solutions covering the entire ICTs value chain. Our adventure in the industry of the future ends in the North-west of Italy with MESAP the Mechatronics cluster focused on Smart Products and Smart Manufacturing based in Turin, in the industrial area of FCA and Leonardo.
DISCp partnership assemblies cross-sectorial capacities across European countries
to help SMEs be more competitive and innovative, shortly
to project them in the future.