3 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018 / Pécs, Hungary
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3 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Pécs, Hungary
Open4Business 2018 International Matchmaking Event

The South West Hungarian Engineering Cluster that is authorised to use Accredited Innovation Cluster title is the biggest one in the region both in respect of revenues and size of the Cluster members.


International Cluster Cooperation  

In the frame of project VINE (short for Competitiveness, Innovation, Internationalization and Cooperation) the South West Hungarian Engineering Cluster as lead beneficiary ensures the achievement of the set cluster development goals.

By providing new professional cluster services, the high degree of internationalization and competitiveness of the Cluster and cluster members will further strengthen and fuel the economy of the region. Creating a stable and prosperous environment for industries are the key to the development of manufacturing industries and the region’s economic strength.

Goals of project VINE are:  

  • Increasing the number of cluster members and IT development
  • Creating multilingual marketing communication tools
  • International presence, participation at exhibitions, fairs and business meetings
  • Organizing International Mechanical Cluster Meeting and B2B event in Pécs
  • Market research study for the introduction of cluster members' joint products
  • Implementation of organizational development training
  • Obtain ESCA Silver Label certification



Portfolio - South West Hungarian Engineering Cluster

About the South West Hungarian Engineering Cluster

The South West Hungarian Engineering Cluster was established in March 2011 thus providing an organizational background to support coordinated action and implementation of development ideas, the determining engineering organization of the region. The Cluster that is authorized to use Accredited Innovation Cluster title, owner of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative Bronze Label is decisive organization is the biggest organization of this type in the region both in respect of revenues and size of the Cluster members.

The South West Hungarian Engineering Cluster has the following major objectives:

Business Development:

  • Market-based collaboration,
  • Strengthening the cluster internal market, common capacity utilization
  • Joint procurement of energy, services and materials and others
  • Dynamizing the innovative activity, developing common products

Training Development:

  • Developing vocational training and dual tertiary education in mechanical engineering

Representation of interest, marketing, networking:

  • Establishing common, powerful lobby activity
  • Sectoral and cluster networking, the establishment of professional collaborations
  • Operating the platform for experience and information exchange
  • Sectoral and cluster networking, the establishment of professional collaborations
  • Common domestic and international presence and representation

Cluster members have a highly heterogeneous, specialised activity range if compared to each other they represent different market segments.



Registration

Closed since 15 September 2018

Location

Pécs, Hungary

Organised by

Meetings

Participants 172
Meetings 232

Participants

Austria 3
Belgium 5
Bulgaria 1
Croatia 9
Czech Republic 3
France 2
Germany 6
Greece 2
Hungary 114
India 2
Italy 3
Netherlands 14
Poland 2
Portugal 11
Romania 6
Serbia 4
Slovenia 4
Spain 3
United Kingdom 8
Total 202

Participants

Company 111
University 7
R&D Institution 1
Association/Agency 8
Authority/Government 8
Chamber of Commerce and Industry 20
Other 18
Entrepreneur / Start-up 11
Cluster 18
Total 202