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Are you a SME?

How can we help you

Improve your competitiveness!
Share costs and risks for innovation!
Collaborate in R&D or joint investment projects!

Strategic Level

Improve competitiveness of European automotive industry
Accompany SMEs in industrial modernisation to face challenges (industry 4.0, new processes and production methods, electrification, connected and autonomous vehicles)
Strengthen European automotive cluster collaboration for improved added-value services for members

Practical Level

Boost collaboration among cluster members
Facilitate and initiate common R&D or joint investment projects
Enhance and increase cluster collaboration
Design a road-map for EACN’s long-lasting cooperation and growth
About Projects

Participate in the EACN project!

  • Discover Factory of the Future challenges for automotive SMEs
  • Learn from best practices exchanges
  • Find partners at international virtual and physical business to business/matchmaking events
  • Get an audit to identify your needs for industrial modernisation
  • Obtain assistance in project partner search
  • Benefit from co-funded expert support
  • Start cooperation among regions
News & Events

Latest News

Get the Latest News and Activities of the European Automotive Cluster Network

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    More than 65 people attended the EACN High-level conference

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    Last day to participate in the EACN Best Practices Awards

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    EACN organizes a high-level conference with European authorities

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    EACN High-level Conference

    The EACN high-level conference will be held on December 17th.

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    Interview to Automotive Cluster Bulgaria

    We interviewed Miglena Miteva, Project and event manager at Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB).

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    The EACN Initiative rewards the best practices in industrial modernization

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    Interview to Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia

    We interviewed Teresa Tous, EACN Project management assistant at Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia (CIAC).

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    EACN joins the European Pact for Skills initiative for the development of professional skills in the automotive sector

    The EACN joins an initiative coordinated by ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association) that aims at setting up a joint European framework for jobs in the automotive sector.

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    Virtual Demo lab to share innovative solutions on robotics and artificial intelligence

    Yesterday, a Demo lab on robotics and artificial intelligence was held online in the framework of the EACN project.

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    Demo Lab on robotics and artificial intelligence

    On October 14, a Demo lab on robotics and artificial intelligence will be held completely online. It is organized by the Galician Automotive Cluster (CEAGA).

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    Eskişehir Chamber of Industry, new EACN Partnership member

    We welcome a new member of the EACN partnership: Eskişehir Chamber of Industry (ECI).

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    Interview to Galician Automotive Cluster

    We interviewed Patricia Solá, EACN Project assistant and Head of International Expansion and Business Development at Galician Automotive Cluster (CEAGA).

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    CEAGA hosts the EACN second study visit focused on entrepreneurship and 4.0 skills

    The second virtual study visit organized by the Galician Automotive Cluster took place yesterday with the aim of sharing best practices among clusters and identifying opportunities for collaboration.

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    Virtual Study Visit: Training and entrepreneurship to fill the gaps in competences and technologies required for the digital transformation process

    Virtual study visit organized by Galician Automotive Cluster (CEAGA).

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    First EACN virtual study visit to share good practices on Industry 4.0 skills and competences

    The first EACN virtual study was held last Friday 10th of July. It was organized by the Automotive Cluster of Bulgaria (ACB).

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    Virtual Study Visit: Training and education modules to prepare company personnel for Industry 4.0 change processes

    Virtual study visit organized by Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB)

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    EACN partnership and European Commission evaluate potential future collaboration

    The EACN partnership had the opportunity to meet three representatives from European Commission, in order to share with them our vision of the automotive sector.

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    The EACN partnership participes as special guest in a new "European Alliance against Coronavirus" meeting

    On Monday 15th of June, the EACN partnership was invited by the European Clusters Alliance (ECA) to take part in one of its “European Alliance against Coronavirus” daily sessions.

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    The EACN initiative is looking for experts to support collaborative projects of SMEs

    The EACN project is looking for experts to provide technical assistance to SMEs and guide them for the successful development of their projects.

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    The EACN partnership meets the European Clusters Alliance

    Several members of the EACN partnership had the opportunity to take part in the meeting "Analysis of Disruptions in the Mobility - Automotive Ecosystem", organized by the ECA.

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    EACN partnership members help the EU Auto industry to transform the pandemic crisis into an opportunity

    On 23 April 2020, 19 experts from 15 automotive clusters met to launch an action to think about how to support their members and the whole European automotive industry.

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    Temporary suspension of the EACN project

    Due to the COVID-19 global health crisis, the EACN project partners have been forced to ask the European Commission for the temporarily suspension of the project activities.

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    Third EACN Matchmaking Event in Belgrade

    The third Matchmaking Event focused on “Virtualisation of production processes”, was held from 4 to 6 March 2020 in Belgrade.

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    Matchmaking Event on Virtualisation of processes

    Third Matchmaking Event of the EACN initiative.

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    Second EACN Matchmaking Event in Mulhouse

    The second Matchmaking Event focused on “Elasticity of production processes”, was held from 4 to 6 February 2020 in Mulhouse.

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    Matchmaking Event on Elasticity of production processes

    Second Matchmaking Event of the EACN initiative.

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    Ten new members joined the EACN partnership in 2019

    One of the objectives of the “EACN for Joint Industrial Modernisation Investments” project is to strengthen European and international automotive clusters’ cooperation and ensure the continuity of the European Automotive Cluster Network in the future.

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    Interview to Serbian Automotive Cluster

    We interviewed Aleksandar Šaranac, Editor in Chief of the Connect and Supply magazine, published by the Serbian Automotive Cluster (AC Serbia).

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    Second Steering Committee Meeting in Mulhouse

    Last week, the EACN project’s partners met in Mulhouse, France, to hold the second steering committee meeting and the monthly consortium meeting.

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    First EACN Matchmaking Event in Barcelona

    The first Matchmaking Event of the EACN initiative was held on 1 -2 October, in Barcelona.

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    Matchmaking Event on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

    First Matchmaking Event of the EACN initiative.

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    Interview to Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing Cluster

    We interviewed Ewa Dudzic, EACN Project Team Member at Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing Cluster.

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    Thematic workshop "Robotics and artificial intelligence"

    A small look at the thematic workshop on robotics and artificial intelligence organized by the Automotive Cluster of Catalonia (CIAC)

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    Thematic workshop "Elasticity of production processes in SMEs"

    Overview of the EACN workshop held on 2 July and organised by the French automotive cluster Pole Vehicule du Futur

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    Thematic workshop "virtualisation for planning processes"

    Summary of the online workshop that took place last Tuesday 18th, organised for the Automotive Cluster of Serbia.

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    Interview to Pôle Véhicule du Futur, leader of the EACN project

    We interviewed Clotilde Nadé, European projects manager at the cluster "Pôle Véhicule du Futur".

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    EACN project wins first European award for best cluster project in industrial modernisation

    This award is a distinction to the great work that the automotive clusters of the project are doing with SMEs to support them in their industrial modernisation processes.

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    First Steering Committee Meeting

    The first Steering Committee Meeting of the project EACN was celebrated on April 24. During this meeting it was summarized what has been done in the last 6 months and future events.

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    Summary of the online workshops

    Two online workshops were organised related to the topics on which the project is based, in order to find out the opinion of SMEs and to discuss with them.

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    Workshop "Robotics + Industry 4.0 competencies"

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    Workshop "Virtualisation + Elasticity of production processes"

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    Conclusions of the EACN project’s meeting in Katowice, Poland

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    Meeting in Katowice

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    Kick-off meeting and BE 4.0 (Industry of the Future) exhibition

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    EACN promotes cooperative projects and joint investments for the modernisation of the automotive industry

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    Nine European automotive clusters join to promote cooperative projects and share good practices