This section presents projects co-funded by the European Union with at least three EACN members participating in the consortium.

EVOLUTE – wE striVe fOr cLUsTer Excellence in the Automotive and Land Machine Industry

EVOLUTE consisting of 6 clusters from Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Serbia, and Spain aims at building high performance clusters in the Automotive and Land Machinery Industry. Existing industry-relevant data will be analysed, future outcomes will be discussed with (industry-) partners to gain comprehensive knowledge to underline strategic decisions.

The results are intended to 1. sustainably raise the clusters to a new level of quality and 2. help companies and employees to be prepared for future challenges (e.g. disruptive developments, digital & green transformation, challenges due to Covid-19) through new offers and services.

Project partners

Duration02.2022 – 01.2024
Grant agreement101037932
Budget500.000 €
CoordinatorWirtschaftsförderung Raum Heilbronn GmbH, Germany

Co-funded by the COSME programme
of the European Union
under Grant Agreement No 101037932
Websitehttps://project-evolute.eu/
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EACN for joint industrial modernisation investments

The European Automotive Cluster Network is an European project that aimed at strengthening Cluster-to-Cluster cooperation via a common collaboration strategy and joint cluster actions; at boosting competitiveness of cluster members, especially SMEs, via business creation, the initiation of collaborative research projects and of joint investments in industrial modernisation in the field of Industry of the Future; and at building a strategic interregional collaboration and strong industry cooperation focused on four pillars:

– Virtualisation for planning processes (simulation and modelling)
– Robotics & Artificial Intelligence in production processes
– Elasticity of production processes in SMEs
– Skills and competences of people

Project partners
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Duration10.2018 – 01.2021
Grant agreement821989
Budget475.000 €
CoordinatorPôle Véhicule du Futur, France

Co-funded by the COSME programme
of the European Union
under Grant Agreement No 821989
The project has been labelled ESCP-S3 project.
WebsiteEACN project website (static backup)