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El Departamento de Competitividad en Innovación de la Universidad Pública de Wallonia, como entidad impulsora de los Clústeres en Wallonia, está interesada en participar como socia en propuestas de proyectos enfocadas a la convocatoria CIP 62-G-ENT-CIP-13-N04C031 « Cluster excellence », publicada el 17 April 2013.

Sobre la Convocatoria CIP 62-G-ENT-CIP-13-N04C031 « Cluster excellence »,

Identifier: 62-G-ENT-CIP-13-N04C031

Publication Date: 17 April 2013

Budget: € 1 377 000

Deadline: 18 June 2013 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Specific Programme(s): Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP)

Additional information

The objective of this Call for proposals is to pursue the EU efforts aimed at strengthening cluster management excellence in the EU by further using the results and tools developed by the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) and building upon the experience and lessons learned from the 2011 Call for proposals and the current projects working on cluster excellence.

More precisely, the action will support:

• Training activities addressed to all project partners on how to use the benchmarking tool provided by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) for assessing the performance of the management of cluster organisations;

• Training activities addressed to all project partners on how to assist cluster managers to improve their management skills and provide high quality services to their cluster members, by using the training materials provided by the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence (EFCE);

• Activities to support the efforts of cluster organisations, which have already acquired the bronze label of excellence, to move to the next level of excellence and acquire the gold level.

Eligible members of the consortium shall be regional or national public authorities or agencies financing and/or managing cluster programmes in their territory. Each consortium should be composed of partners from at least 3 different CIP participating countries. Maximum 4 projects will be funded through this action.

Sobre Walloon Clusters

The Competitiveness and Innovation Department is part of the Directorate-General for Economy, Employment and Research (DGO6) of the Public Service of Wallonia. It is responsible, among others, for coaching, monitoring and funding the Walloon clusters, as wells as the www.clusters.be website. The first Walloon clusters appeared in 2001. In 2006, the Competitiveness clusters were created. Together, they cover about 15 economic and technological sectors.

End of 2012, the whole of the Walloon clusters undertook an ESCA labeling process and all of them have been awarded the bronze label. Our desire is to get most of them to the gold label. According to the assessments already conducted, 3 or 4 would already be close to it.

Enterprises Networks Directorate includes 4 economists. It would therefore be possible to appoint 3 of them to become ESCA experts.

Más información y contacto:

Email: mariad.guillen.ruiz@juntadeandalucia.es

Tfno: +34 955 00 74 78