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COS-CLUSTER-2020-3-03: French cluster looks for an energy cluster is sought to coordinate a ClusterXchange proposal aiming at strengthening inter-regional collaboration between clusters


A French energy transition cluster and a Spanish energy efficiency cluster intend to apply to the Cluster For Excellence call (a Portuguese and an Austrian clusters have also shown interest). The project aims at enhancing the collaboration, networking and learning of clusters and their members towards specialised business support to SMEs. They are looking for an energy cluster to coordinate and participate in the project. Cluster awarded with Gold label can be a plus.

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Type: Energy cluster or cluster dealing with topics linked with energy (digital, construction…) and willing to strengthen European collaboration. Role: To coordinate the project and to participate in a cluster exchange scheme and activities which aim is to enhance cluster managers' skills, to support the development of new professionalised services for their members, to organise twinning activities. Experience in European projects is sought. Cluster awarded with a Gold label is particularly welcome.


High quality cluster management and strategic connections between clusters are key elements of world-class clusters successfully assisting companies to access global markets. Collaboration, networking and learning between clusters contribute to increase their skills and to improve the services they provide to their members. To this aim, the COSME call “European Cluster Excellence Programme with ClusterXchange scheme connecting ecosystems and cities” (COS-CLUSTER-2020-3-03) has been published, aiming at strengthening inter-regional, sectoral and cross-sectoral collaboration between clusters. A French and a Spanish energy clusters intend to apply to this call and two other clusters from Portugal and Austria have also shown their interest to join the consortium. To complete the consortium, they are now looking for an energy cluster (or a cluster specialised in other sectors for cross-sectoral collaboration) experienced in European projects, ideally COSME projects. The partner sought will coordinate the consortium and participate in the project. The consortium believes that a cluster awarded with Gold label would be a plus for the project. Actions developed and implemented within the projects will be: - Capacity building activities for improvement of the team’s skills and management - Implementation of the ClusterXchange scheme for SMEs - Twinning activities and exchange of good practices Expression of interest deadline: 20/12/2020 Call deadline: 02/02/2021

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