The main objective of the action is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across borders and sectoral boundaries and to support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest – notably in support of the development of emerging industries.
The action focuses on the promotion of cluster internationalisation where interested consortia have the opportunity to develop and implement a joint internationalisation strategy and support SME internationalisation towards third countries beyond Europe.
The action will be implemented by consortia and cluster organisations and/or business networks operating in COSME participating countries that are interested in establishing and running a European Cluster Partnership. The partnerships are expected to develop a joint "European" strategic vision with a global perspective and common goals towards specific third markets.
Applicant consortia are free to propose activities they consider relevant. However, it is essential that all activities are clearly related to the objective set out for each strand and duly justify:
Applicants are cluster and business network organisations registered or planned to be registered on the European Cluster Platform.
Applicant organisations must be established
Applicants have to submit
The deadline for electronic submission is 21 April 2015, 17.00 hours (Brussels time).
The links to submission system are available below:
The electronic submission reference for this call will be COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03.
If you are looking for partners to apply to this call, you may use the Cordis database where you have the option to create partnership requests.
For people who already have a Partner profile in Cordis database, they can select a specific COSME call when they create a partnership request. Each partnership request will then show up as being associated to the call to attract others interested in the same call.
In the case you don’t have a profile you can create one.
Should you encounter any difficulties with the Cordis database, please contact the Cordis helpdesk.
You may also contact your nearest Enterprise Europe Network member who could assist you in finding potential Partners.
Potential applicants should address questions related to the content of this call by e-mail to EASME-COSME-CLUSTER-INT-CALLfirstname.lastname@example.org. Only questions sent to this functional mailbox will be answered.
Answers will only be published periodically and within a reasonable period of time on this page.