Photonics For Advanced Manufacturing Plus
The PIMAP+ consortium has been set up to support 6 leading European clusters, their SMEs and regional ecosystem actors to strengthen cross-sectoral cooperation in the fields of photonics, advanced manufacturing, metalworking, and aerospace industry.
PIMAP + partnership - funded under the COSME programme - will foster the SMEs internationalisation and will support the development of business agreements in 4 country markets: USA, Canada, China and Japan.
PIMAP + Partnership
Call: COS-CLUSTER-2019-3-01, Strand 2A.
Grant Agreement: Nr° 951208
EU Funding: 449.652 €
Coordinator: ALPHA-RLH, le pôle français des ondes de l’innovation.
The PIMAP+ partnership is a follow-up of the successful activities implemented in the PIMAP Partnership Strand 1 – which build a solid internalisation strategy with 2 MoU signed in USA and Canada – to further enhance the internationalisation capacities of SMEs, accelerate the SMEs access to international markets and further boost the inter-clustering activities and cross-sectorial cooperation between photonics, advance manufacturing, metalworking and aerospace industry.
In the period 2020-2022, 6 European Clusters, ALPHA-RLH, le pôle français des ondes de l’innovation, AFIL- Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia, Triple Steelix, Business Joensuu Oy, PRODUTECH – Production Technologies Clusters and Moravian Aerospace Cluster, will further accelerate the access to international markets for SMEs and will support the development of business agreements and B2B cooperation.
Together they will accelerate innovation and the industrial modernisation process in Europe and will provide a springboard for cluster SMEs to internationalise and support regional actions through the leverage of photonic technologies and cross sectoral collaboration in key industrial value chains, establishing Business Agreements in 4 country markets: USA, Canada, China and Japan.
The consortium will capitalise on their existing connections in each country to maximise the benefits of the project for SMEs. The concept will create synergies between cluster and SME policy support programmes and will support regional growth in line with regional S3 strategies.
To support cross-sectoral cooperation among cluster organisations and SMEs.
Establish cooperation agreements with international business in countries beyond Europe
Establish cooperation agreements with Research intermediaries in countries beyond Europe
To foster SMEs engagement and SMEs internationalisation
To create a European Identity and Explore the possibility to establish a metacluster
To develop a long-term exit strategy ensuring the sustainability of the PIMAP + Project