DTI Cluster is a lead partner of a two-year project Clusters for the City of the Future (C2Future), funded by COSME Programme 2014 -2020, Cluster Go International Call
The overall goal of the project is to create and maintain a European Strategic Cluster Partnership in the field of smart cities in order to increase the competitiveness of SMEs through innovation and development of new products and services with higher added value in order to place on third country markets. A special goal is to encourage international cooperation between 6 clusters in the following areas: ICT, mobility, construction and environmental technologies.
The project will help SMEs to establish international and cross-sectoral contacts by creating a common internationalization strategy, taking into account different business models in different industrial sectors in the areas of smart cities.
It is planned to establish a new value chain through this project, focused on the markets of third countries such as the USA, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Algeria, using the already established contacts in those countries.
The project is funded with 200,000 euros from the European program COSME, and the consortium consists of:
- Digital Transformation and Innovation Cluster (DTI); Bulgaria
- Acclima, Spain
- ICT Net, Serbia
- GreenHome; Italy
- HAMAC; Greece
- Lombardy Mobility Cluster; Italy