WHO MAY BE INTERESTED:
The EU project “EXXTRA” led by DITECFER gives to DITECFER shareholders and stakeholders of its wider ecosystem – but however members of a cluster – to participate in the European pilot-initiative “ClusterXchange”.
WHAT IS THE “CLUSTERXCHANGE”?
It is about the possibility to make an exchange (lasting from 3 days to 30 days) with another European organisation that can be another SME or a Universirty or a research centre or an incubator or an accelerator or a Digital Innovation Hub member of a European cluster, or even with another European cluster itself (i.e.g a railway cluster from another European country you are interested in as a market).
WHAT BENEFITS FROM PARTICIPATION?
– If you make the exchange as “Visiting Organisation” (this means you making the request to ‘spend some time’ with another European organisation to move forward on an innovation / to acquire know-how on a technology of your interest-need / to develop a project / to find a business partner, etc. etc.):
– If you make the exchange as “Host Organisation” (this means you giving the availability to host a “Visiting Organisation” that can choose you to give answer to its know-how or market needs => in this case you will define priorly what type of organisation you are available to host, for what type of activities and for what lenght of time):
HOW DOES THE EXCHANGE HAPPEN?
The project was conceived for “physical exchanges” (with you going to another country and receiving for this a flat reimbursement from us up to 1.100 € according to the cost of living in the selected country; or with you hosting an organisation from another country – in this case you don’t receive any reimbursement) but – of course – due to COVID-19 we had to revise this and the EU gives the possibility to start doing also “virtual exchanges” (in this case, not having to incurr in travel/hotel costs, you won’t receive any reimbursement; however you will still have the possibility to then make also a “physical” exchange – with reimbursement – once pandemics were over).
WHERE TO START FROM TO MAKE A “CLUSTERXCHANGE”?
1) Read here further description
2) Start registering your account on the dedicated portal and follow the indications provided in this presentation and/or contact the Operational Manager of the EXXTRA ClusterXchange, Ms Irina Vescu