GIVE project under the COSME call Cluste Go International was awarded by the European Commission with the label European Strategic Cluster Partnership yesterday in Brussels.
The partners are the following organisations: ICT Cluster (lead partner), AITA, MASIT, HAMAC, ICT Cluster Plovdiv, Automotive Cluster Slovenia and Green technology Cluster from Hungary.
The project is focused on cross- cluster and cross-industry collaboration in the filed of green ICT technologies and mainly in the automotive industry and renewable energy.
2nd project meeting under the GIVE project and the 1st Focus Group: Cross-Industrial collaboration meeting help on the 27 and 28 of June 2018, Cluj, Romania.
The overall goal of the 1st Focus Group was to identify a representative number of new or radically improved crosscutting products/services/processes based on which further needs can be analyzed and new market opportunities explored.
A complex, yet effective design thinking methodology was applied during the meeting which allowed for participants to achieve the best possible results taking into consideration the project objectives and deliverables, but also to raise its impact, as well as to put the basis for the multiplication of results.
The main outcomes and results of the focus group analysis resulted with prioritizing four main cluster and sub-cluster categories of key concepts:
1. INDUSTRY 4.0
• Smart factories
• Connected, smart production
2. SMART, GREEN ECOSYSTEMS,
• Smart green mobility
• Smart, green cars
• Smart cities, passive buildings
3. CIRCULAR, GREEN PRODUCTION
4. SMART IT INFRASTRUCTURES
By the end, participants were able to generate a series of 12 ideas for radically improved products, services and processes in technological cross-sectoral niches. These will be later on further explored for their cross-industry and cross-border collaboration potential.