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Networking ICT Clusters in Europe

Objective

The objective of NICE is to strengthen the European ICT sector by networking clusters, having in mind that information and communication technologies (ICT) are playing a key role in achieving the main objectives of the Lisbon strategy. NICE seeks to bridge the gap between regions with a highly innovative business environment due to ICT innovations and cluster building and those regions less advanced. Therefore, NICE aims at supporting networking, co-operation, transfer of knowledge and initiation of joint projects between advanced ICT clusters of the European Economic Area and associated countries through (1) Analysing clusters and entrepreneurial networking in the participating regions; (2) Carrying out workshops to exchange experience and expertise and to initiate sustainable learning processes; (3) Organising workshops to initiate and implement joint projects, business strategies and task forces; (4) Developing policy recommendations based on the gained key findings; (5) Disseminating results and exploiting synergies among other (ICT) clusters and related EU projects like PAXIS or the intended accompanying measure in INNOV6.

The project consortium consists of partners from three clusters (Paderborn, Tampere and Berne), two associated regions (Ankara and Moravian-Silesian Region) and the Institute for Work and Technology as leading scientific partner with cluster policy know-how. The idea is, to bring together clusters of the same sector but with different foci: each cluster combines different parts of the ICT sector in a specific way. By covering the bigger part of the ICT value chain, the project aims at maximising complementarities and synergies. Following this approach, a great number of potential co-operations, joint projects and innovative ideas driven by competition can be assumed at the same time.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-6
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

INSTITUT ARBEIT UND TECHNIK
Address
Munscheidstr. 14
Gelsenkirchen
Germany

Participants (10)

AGENTURA PRO REGIONALNI ROZVOJ, A.S. (REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OSTRAVA AS)
Czechia
Address
Na Jizdarne 7
Ostrava
BERNE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Switzerland
Address
Münsterplatz 3
Berne
CODE-X GMBH
Germany
Address
Technologiepark 21
Paderborn
ISOLUTIONS GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Laupenstrasse 1
Berne
ORTADOGU TEKNOPARK GELISTIRME MUHENDISLIK INSAAT TAAHHUT VE TICARET A.S.
Turkey
Address
Metu Twins Building Metu-technopolis Metu Cankaya
Ankara
OY TAWASTA OS TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
Finland
Address
Visamäentie 33
Hämeenlinna
TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
Tampere
TECHNOLOGY CENTRE HERMIA LTD
Finland
Address
Hermiankatu 1
Tampere
TELEMATIC CLUSTER BERNE
Switzerland
Address
C/o Innobe Ag Morgenstrasse 129
Berne
WIRTSCHAFTSFÖRDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT PADERBORN MBH
Germany
Address
Technologiepark 13
Paderborn