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Clusters in Aerospace and Satellite Navigation Technologies linked to Entrepreneurial Innovation

Objective

CASTLE is a trans-national cluster formed by three European regional clusters engaged in aerospace technologies and with strong sectoral focus on satellite navigation (SatNav) applications: Leiden, Zuid Holland; Prague, Czech Republic and Munich, Bavaria. It is proposed to support the three existing cluster structures in becoming more competitive and to develop as European leaders in innovative and creative applications covering known fields of SatNav like air, rail or fleet control as well as new imaginative ideas.

The suggested co-ordinating action will analyse the existing structures in the three regions, identify best practice in the management of clusters, organise joint workshops and seminars, identify latest business trends and improve the networking of the key players. Mutual learning and exchange of personnel and experts is planned during the 30 months project time. Members involved are SME cluster members from each region; a university-based research institution from Prague; the national Czech Space Office; CeTIM, the Leiden-based technology management centre and, as co-ordinator, GruenderRegio M, Munich's university start-up support platform.

Expected results are the mobilisation of existing SatNav clusters in Europe to collaborate and exploit synergies, to better understand the success factors and weaknesses of clusters, the launch of joint projects and business strategies among the participant clusters and the definition of policy lessons and recommendations in particular for the new member states.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-6
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

GRUENDERREGIO M E.V.
Address
Muenchner Technologie Zentrum, Frankfurter Ring 193A
Muenchen
Germany

Participants (7)

ANYWI TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Address
Plantsoen 97
Leiden
AUTO TAG GROUP A.S.
Czechia
Address
Klostermannova 1000
Uvaly
CESKA KOSMICKA KANCELAR, O.P.S (CZECH SPACE OFFICE)
Czechia
Address
Katerinska 10
Praha 2
CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE, FACULTY OF TRANSPORTATION SCIENCES
Czechia
Address
Konviktska 20
Prague 1
EUREKA AG
Germany
Address
Beta Strasse 9A
München Unterföhring
GAF AG
Germany
Address
Arnulfstr. 197
Munich
STICHTING CETIM - CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
Address
Plantsoen 97
Leiden