Cluster of Innovative Manufacturing Technologies - CINNOMATECH

Project information

Index: 0787R2
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location POLAND POLUDNIOWO-ZACHODNI Wroclaw Dolnoslaskie Start/End date of the practice
Start: 15/05/2009
End: n/a

Topic of the practice

Support to SMEs

Good Practice Information

Cluster of Innovative Manufacturing Technologies CINNOMATECH gathers companies the majority of which have their headquarters in Lower Silesia. These companies mainly represent businesses that handle metal working, mechanical engineering, machinery parts, and machine cutting tools.The mission of CINNOMATECH is to support economic growth of the region and consolidate competitiveness of manufacturing companies. Strategic objectives are set to:
a)create a network of cooperation between companies, high education institutions, local government and business support organisations;
b)increase company innovative capability,
c)provide the flow of information between cluster members,
d)support business and provide conditions for effective commercialisation of scientific research results,
e) create and introduce innovative products/services on the market;
f) promote Polish regional and national manufacturing industry, create a common brand;
g)create convenient conditions for development of manufacturing industry innovativeness by lowering costs of work.

Objectives are accomplished through:
a) Planning and coordination of joint projects (organisation of group work);
b) Applying for funds from public resources,
c) Promotion of the region as a place which stimulates establishment of innovative companies, skills development and accomplishment of projects in the manufacturing industry;
d) Access to a common research infrastructure;
e) Access to consultancy and training;
f) Starting and administrating the cluster’s website;
g)Organisation of broking conferences, workshops, meetings, foreign missions, etc.;
h)Actions for research on innovations;
i)Entering into and developing relations with other clusters, organisations, institutions, companies from outside the cluster.

Evidence of success

The results since the creating CINNOMATECH are :
a)Promote the idea of the cluster and the CINNOMATECH by creating a uniform system of visual identification, the creation of the Cluster website;
b)Development and printing information
c)Defining competence and economic needs of members of the Cluster, the analysis of 20 member companies, the organization of 3 meetings of identification within the Cluster;
d)Identification of partners that can take the economic cooperation,
e)Acquisition of new partners to the cluster corresponding to the needs of existing members; f)Develop internal information portal for members of the cluster;
g)Activation of the economic relationships between members of the cluster, the identification of at least 3 joint business ventures among members of the cluster;
h)Developed map of competence, systematically adding new businesses and correcting information based on comments from members of the cluster. Currently, the competence map includes 49 members of Cluster.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Jarosław Chrobot, Magdalena Niziołek, Elżbieta Szlauer

Lower Silesian Innovation and Science Park

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