The Foundation proposes itself as an open structure where all the interested regional actors can participate, in order to create a community of regional significance, capable to effectively represent their areas of reference in a national and international perspective.

The adopted working method is based on a territory-up approach. The needs are collected and analyzed through a process of mapping and technological scouting.
Ideas are stimulated by the organization of work tables and the drafting of roadmaps. Finally such ideas are enhanced thanks to sharing with political decision-makers, networking and the creation of joint plans.

Through the Clusters, the Foundation has activated a network of over 150 partnerships and collaborations with companies, research centers, Universities and above all other Clusters at national and above all European level, acquiring over the years in dissemination and communication actions through the organization of workshops, laboratories, round tables with the main stakeholders of the reference sector. The regional clusters to the respective national clusters and to the reference European platforms.

 

THE CLUSTERS

Clusters are aggregates of companies, universities and research institutes that collaborate to promote excellence in research and innovation, and allow the country system to compete in Europe and in the world. All Clusters are in line with the priorities of the Horizon 2020 European Research Framework Program: a funding program with a budget of 80 billion euros for research and innovation.


Italian promoter of the Cluster policy is the MIUR which, on the basis of the Intelligent Specialization Strategy (S3), has identified twelve strategic areas for the technological development of the country and therefore twelve National Technological Clusters.
 

 

Quality, safety and certification of products, nutraceuticals, sustainability of production chains, precision farming.
The Cluster Agrifood Marche Association (CLAM) is an aggregation made up of the four Universities of the Marche (UNIVPM, UNICAM, UNIURB, UNIMC), Research Institutes, companies that are linked to the agricultural, food and fish world, trade associations and companies of services that collaborate with each other to meet the need for innovation along the entire agro-food chain of the Marche region.

 

Safety, well-being and comfort, smart environments and multimedia technologies, sensors, health and active aging.
The e-Living Association is a public-private partnership made up of universities, research institutes and local companies that collaborate to collect and study the needs of the manufacturing production of models, systems and technologies for Ambient Intelligence and Ambient Assisted Living.

 

Industry 4.0, robotics, mechatronics, new materials and production processes, energy efficiency.
The Marche Manufacturing Cluster is a public private partnership made up of Universities, Research Institutes and local companies that collaborate to collect and study the needs of manufacturing production. The main goal is to foster manufacturing processes that are increasingly oriented towards automation, efficiency, low environmental impact and human centered.

 

Made in Italy, circular economy, textiles, footwear, leather accessories, wood, furniture and its accessories, eco-design.


 

WORK METHODOLOGY


The working methodology is based on a bottom-up approach to collect the needs of the territory and analyze them through a process of mapping and technological scouting.
Ideas are stimulated with the organization of working groups and the drafting of roadmaps and finally enhanced by sharing with policy makers, networking and the creation of joint projects.


HOW TO JOIN


To become part of the network of the Marche Cluster Foundation, it is necessary to adhere to at least one of the Regional Technological Clusters, in accordance with one's own reference topic.
Becoming part of the Cluster community means having at your disposal a series of useful tools to increase your level of competitiveness and performance both at a regional but above all at a national and European level.