Dear member of the ECCP community,

On 8 March 2016, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform was launched in Brussels to a large European and international community of cluster organisations and stakeholders.  The platform offers a new design, with modern interactive features and support services for international cluster collaboration.

The new support services for your internationalisation work include:

  • Mapping of cluster organisations, based on new profiles related to internationalisation
  • Opportunities to connect and initiate collaboration in high level events in Europe and beyond – through matchmaking events for clusters and SMEs
  • A forum for cluster organisations to discuss/offer/demand/exchange opportunities for cluster cooperation
  • Key information on priority third countries helping clusters and SMEs internationalise
  • A home for the new European Strategic Cluster Partnerships – Go International, launched today in Brussels.

But the new ECCP web platform will only work if you are part of it!

What you should do next?

  • Visit and take a few minutes to register and discover its features
  • Put your cluster on the map! If you represent a cluster organisation, first register to get your personal account, then create your cluster profile. Your international visibility will be greatly enhanced with very little communication efforts!
  • Regularly promote your own news/events/documents that you want to share internationally on your cluster profile
  • Let us know about any information you think is relevant for the cluster community (success stories, great achievements) and we will publish it on the public pages. We want ECCP to be an open community, sharing  your knowledge with the wider cluster community
  • Help your cluster SMEs to connect and develop international links
  • Come back regularly to stay updated! ECCP will grow daily in content and exposure and is at your service – make good use of it!

The first opportunity concerns the new ECCP cluster matchmaking programme: we are pleased to announce that the ECCP kicks-off with the first of a series of matchmaking events inviting you to participate at the EU-US matchmaking event in Hannover, 25-26 April. Don’t miss the chance to explore new business opportunities with European and US clusters at this special event during the Hannover fair, one of Europe’s largest and most dynamic industrial events!

  • Application, registration, preparation – Just a few clicks on the event site.

We look forward to meeting, interacting and supporting you on ECCP!

The European Commission has selected 24 "European Strategic Cluster Partnerships – Going International" as a result of the COSME call "Cluster Go International" (COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03).

On 8th March 2016, DG GROWTH of the European Commission has officially launched the newly established "European Strategic Cluster Partnerships - Going International" (ESCP-4i) following the call for proposals "Cluster Go International" (COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03) and organised a major partnering event for the different cluster organisations involved in these partnerships.

An ICT-focused cluster matchmaking event will take place during the European Innovation Week in Taipei (Taiwan) from the 30th of May to the 1st of June of 2016. The Cluster Matchmaking Event will coincide with the COMPUTEX Fair. The Event represents a real opportunity to foster cooperation between European and Asian clusters and their Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) members within the ICT field.

The Cluster Matchmaking Event will be part of the "European Innovation Week in Taiwan" (30th of May to 3rd of June 2016). The European Innovation Week is a joint initiative of the European Commission in collaboration with Silicon Europe Worldwide, Enterprise Europe Network, EU Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan, European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

The Call for Expression of Interest is launched to identify a European delegation composed of representatives from cluster organisations and business networks focused in the ICT field that are willing and committed to participate in a matchmaking event in Taipei (Taiwan).

Draft agenda


Explore new business opportunities with European and U.S. clusters at a matchmaking event in Hannover!

On the 25th and 26th of April 2016, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) supported under EU COSME programme will organise in collaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network a thematic matchmaking event with the aim of promoting EU-U.S. cluster-to-cluster and cluster-to-business partnerships in various fields. Clusters with activity related to industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technology, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as research and development, in EU and COSME participating countries are welcome to apply for benefitting of this unique opportunity. The whole set of topics can be found via this link:

This event offers a chance for your European Cluster to develop collaborations with other participating clusters and their business members from Europe and the USA; thus, creating greater possibilities for your SMEs to grow through opportunities such as access to new markets or to new products and services.

Draft agenda

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