SMEs in the electronics field are expected at the kick-off conference for the ESCA-IPS project aimed at supporting ELINCLUS cluster’s activities
The Association for Promoting Electronic Technology (Asociația pentru Promovarea Tehnologiei Electronice, APTE), the management entity of the Electronic Innovation Cluster – ELINCLUS, will organize on the 7th of July, in Bucharest, at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology (Bd. Iuliu Maniu, no. 1-3, sector 6, Bucharest), Building A, 1st floor, room A102, the kick-off event for the project “Entitate Suport Colaborativ Avansat pentru Inovare de Produse şi Servicii – ESCA-IPS” (“Advanced Collaborative Support Entity for Products and Services Innovation”), SMIS Code: 49741, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Operational Programme ” Creşterea Competitivităţii Economice (Increase of Economic Competitiveness (POS CCE) 2007-2013″ “Investments for your future!”.
Representatives of cluster members as well as potential members, namely SMEs in the Bucharest-Ilfov region who are specialized in electronics and related fields, are invited to this conference.
Participants at the conference will gain useful information regarding project activities, how to gain access to these activities and benefits for members of the ELINCLUS cluster. Among the activities of the project, we can highlight: access to assistance in obtaining funds for development, promoting partnerships, increasing the customer database and the supplier database (new), cluster members may be represented or participate in trade fairs, exhibitions and economic missions, brokerage events, mentoring/coaching sessions on topics such as: innovation, leadership, controlling, change management and operations management, etc..
At this moment ELINCLUS has 48 members (36 SMEs, 8 research centres, one institution of higher education, two NGOs, one regional authority) from the Bucharest-Ilfov region; this entities, by working synergistically, aim to support the entire value chain involved in the development of innovative electronic products. Currently ELINCLUS is one of the five Romanian clusters who have obtained the Bronze Label from ESCA (“The European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis”), and in the frame of the project we plan to obtain the Gold Label.
The project “Entitate Suport Colaborativ Avansat pentru Inovare de Produse şi Servicii – ESCA-IPS” (“Advanced Collaborative Support Entity for Products and Services Innovation”) will take place between May 13, 2014 – October 12, 2015.
For more information on the conference agenda, please visit www.elinclus.ro. Contact person: Florentina Stalinescu, PR representative, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.