Project Partners

Strategic partners

These organizations have a strategic importance for the project development, gathering mainly sectorial expertise and representation, or national/regional funding sources, to support R&D and Innovation related projects and activities.

This group includes European (or large national) industrial associations, ETP’s and other research and innovation initiatives (such as PPP’s), national/regional funding authorities or agencies, national/regional clusters that also manage or influence funding programmes. These organizations are not part of the project’s consortium but they will play an active role in its development, justifying the inclusion of a budget to cover the related travel and accommodation costs (when necessary).

The following organizations have ready expressed their interest in EXPLORE:
 

Strategic partners

Region

Country

Organization

Flanders region (Vlaams Gewest)

Belgium

Flemish Government

Tampere

Finland

Council of Tampere Region

Île de France
Pays de la Loire and Rhône-Alpes

France

OSEO

Nord-Pas de Calais

France

Direction de L’Action Economique

Iles de France

France

Regional Council

Pays de Loire

France

European Inter-regional Centre

Stuttgart

Germany

WRS (project beneficiary)

Western Greece

Greece

Regional Government

Lombardia

Italy

Presidency of the Regional Government

Emilia Romagna

Italy

To be confirmed

Lower Silesia

Poland

Marshal

North of Portugal

Portugal

CCDRN

Aragon

Spain

ARAID

Basque Country

Spain

Regional Government

Valencia region
(Comunidad Valenciana)

Valencia region

IMPIVA

Ticino

Switzerland

AGIRE

South Region

The Netherlands

Brainport Development


 

Sector

Country

Organization

Food

European

Food for Life ETP

Footwear

European

Footwear P&P ETP

Moulds and Special Tools

European

European Tooling Platform

Textile

European

The European Technology
Platform for the Future of
Textiles and Clothing

Wood and Furniture

European

The Forest-based Sector ETP

Machine Tools

European

CECIMO

Manufacturing Industry

European

Manufuture-EU

Automotive

Spain

ACICAE

Shipyards

Spain

INNOVAMAR

Renewable Energies

The Netherlands

Solliance

Production Technologies

European

EFFRA

Chemical

European

SPIRE

Production Technologies

Germany

VDMA (To be confirmed)

Associated partners

They are organizations external to the project consortium that will support the project’s implementation in aspects like the including the organization of events at national/regional level and the mobilization of and interface with SMEs. This group is composed of organizations such as national/regional SMEs or sectorial associations and other cluster initiatives (without funding capabilities).

The following organizations have expressed their interest in EXPLORE:
 

Associated partners

Organization

Country/Region

Type

Sirris

Belgium

Cluster

Hermia Ltd.

Finland

Cluster

Manufacturing Finland

Finland

Cluster

FIMECC

Finland

Cluster

MATERALIA

France

Cluster

MECAFUTURE

France

Cluster

Pôle des Microtechniques

France

Cluster

MANUFUTURE-BW

Germany

Cluster

Kompetenzzentrum Mechatronik

Germany

Cluster

Cleaning Excellence Center

Germany

Cluster

Lower Virtual Dimension Center

Germany

Cluster

Achaia Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Greece / Western Region

Federmacchine

Italy

Sectorial association

SIRI

Italy

Sectorial Association

Assolombarda

Italy

Sectorial Association

Anitec

Italy

Sectorial Association

Lower Silesia Chamber of Commerce

Poland

CINNOMATECH

Poland

Cluster

Innovamar

Spain

Sectorial Association

ACICAE

Spain

Cluster

Solliance

The Netherlands

Cluster

 
It was also considered relevant to have direct and privileged links with a selected group of manufacturing companies, representing large organizations and SME’s, different sectors and regions. They can act as lead users for the new developments and be strong candidates to implement or support demonstrators and pilot lines. They create the EXPLORE Industrial Advisory Group (IAG), a sub group of the SAG. The following group of manufacturing companies have already expressed their interest in collaborating with the EXPLORE project in the above mentioned areas.

 

Associated partners

Company Name

Country

Sector

Daimler AG

Germany

Automotive

Skaala Oy

Finland

Construction

TurboCare

Poland

Energy

Barilla

Italy

Food

Kyaia

Portugal

Footwear

MCM – Machining
Centers Manufacturing

Italy

Machine Tools

PAFANA

Poland

Machine Tools

Adira

Portugal

Machine Tools

Iberomoldes

Portugal

Moulds

Scheuten

The Netherlands

Renewable Energies

TMC – Technology
Management Consultants

Poland

Surface Treatment

STX Finland Oy

Finland

Shipyards

IREIS

France

Surface Treatment

Festo

Germany

Machine Tools

Loux

Greece

Food

Natuzzi

Italy

Furniture

Whirlpool

Italy

White Goods

Zaklady Metalowe Slwek

Poland

Metal

Sitech

Poland

Metal, Automotive

LaserTec

Poland

Production Technologies

EDAI

Spain

Automotive