EXCITE - Exchange of Clusters Using Digital Transformation for Excellence
EXCITE aims to strengthen cluster management and facilitate exchange and strategic partnership between cluster staff and cluster members by using the ClusterXchange system. ClusterXchange is a new pilot project to promote short-term exchanges to better connect industrial ecosystems in Europe. The project will focus on skills, processes and services related to digital transformation - both in terms of the cluster organisation itself and its members, to be able to support them in successfully accessing global markets.
EXCITE is a two-year EU funding project. Both the participating cluster organisations themselves and their SME members are to be supported in this way in successfully opening up international markets.
The consortium consists of six European clusters and scale-up organisations from Eastern and Western Europe that are active in the ICT sector. In addition to the clusters Silicon Saxony (Germany), Gaia - Association of Knowledge and Applied Technologies Industries in the Basque Country (Spain) and Secure Communication Cluster (France), which have already been working together for several years as part of the Silicon Europe Alliance, partners such as Cluster for Digital Transformation and Innovation (Bulgaria), Business Hive Vilnius (Lithuania) and Mazovia Cluster ICT (Poland) are also involved.