EU4Sports Cluster Alliance

 

EU4SportsClusters Alliance is a project co-financed by the European Commission to implement and test a Joint Internationalization Strategy for the European Strategic Sport Clusters Partnership, developing new value chains and exploiting international opportunities for SMEs, especially those existing in third markets outside the EU.

EU4SportsClusters Alliance is the evolution and growth of a sport partnership fostered in 2013 as a result of the CIP-funded project EU4SportsClusters (2012-2014).

The alliance is made up of five European partners (INDESCAT from Catalonia, Spain; Sports & Technology, The Netherlands; EPSI (European Platform for Sports Innovation), Belgium; Cluster Montagne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France; and Flanders’ Bike Valley, Belgium), and has five specific objectives to fulfil:

  1. Consolidate the European Strategic Sport Clusters Partnership;
  2. Define new value chains along the sport cross-sectorial industry;
  3. Develop new collaborative cluster tools to foster the internationalization of SMEs;
  4. Implement and enrich the Joint Internationalisation Strategy for the participant clusters and its SMEs;
  5. Disseminate and exchange the results and lessons learned among other European clusters.

Project meetings

Kick off meeting in Barcelona

During this first session, EPSI and the four Sport Clusters (INDESCAT, Sport and Technology, Flanders’ Bike Valley, Cluster Montagne) formally introduced themselves, determined their role within the project and established their strategy. The core objective of this alliance is to facilitate the internationalization of European Sports companies, through cross sectoral cooperation.

Workshop in Brussels

This second meeting was a workshop scheduled at the end of April, in Brussels, where the partners developed the project strategy in a more concrete way, defining the value systems they will focus on.

This second meeting was a workshop scheduled at the end of April, in Brussels, where the partners developed the project strategy in a more concrete way, defining the value systems they will focus on.

Additional information

More information about project and partners can be found in our digital brochures:

  • kick off meeting in Barcelona
  • workshop in Brussels
  • Training on EU funding
  • Succesfull China mission

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