The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is a platform for, and by, industry cluster organisations.

ECCP mission is to be the European online hub for cluster stakeholders (cluster organisations, policymakers and other related stakeholders from the cluster ecosystem) and the reference one-stop-shop for stakeholders in third countries aiming to set up partnerships with European counterparts.

The services of the ECCP include:

  • Dynamic mapping of over 1,200 profiled cluster organisations worldwide
  • The largest information hub for clusters offering the latest newsand open calls to a broad community via the quarterly ECCP newsletter
  • A variety of events(webinars, capacity building seminars, conferences) organised by the ECCP, European Cluster Partnerships and the cluster community to foster capacity building and peer discussions
  • Matchmaking eventssupporting the development of cooperation between clusters in Europe and beyond
  • An extensive knowledge database featuring a mapping of regional, national, international and sectoral cluster networks, toolkits and publicationsdeveloped by the ECCP, European Commission, academia and larger community, as well as the EREK knowledge database with best practices of environmental and resource efficiency technologies
  • Detailed information on four the European Cluster Partnerships and a dedicate Partnership forum for members
  • Another forum for Cluster Associations and Networks to foster mutual learning and the exchange on activities and funding opportunities
  • A partner search facility, where cluster organisations can find potential partners and a ClusterXchangefacility for them to exchange offer and demand directly through private messaging
  • Dedicated pages supporting international cooperationincluding profiles of selected countries of strategic interest and a technical assistance facility (SMEs Go International)
  • The most up-to-date information on key policy areas of the European Commission: green and digital policysocial economyeconomy resilienceand industrial ecosystems (in focus sections)

The ECCP platform provides a networking opportunity for maritime companies to connect with other stakeholders in the industry, such as potential customers, partners, and collaborators. This can help businesses expand their professional network, establish new partnerships, and explore business opportunities within the maritime sector.

Registering on the ECCP platform allows maritime cluster members to showcase their expertise, capabilities, and products/services to a wider audience. This can help raise their visibility among potential customers, investors, and partners, and promote their brand within the maritime community.

ECCP provides its members with access to up-to-date information on market trends, technological innovations, legislative changes, and other relevant issues related to the maritime industry. Cluster members can use this information to develop their strategies and plan for future actions.

ECCP facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing among its members through various tools and features on the platform. Cluster members can engage in discussions, share best practices, exchange ideas, and learn from each other’s experiences, which can lead to valuable insights, learning opportunities, and potential collaborations.

ECCP promotes the establishment of international partnerships and cooperation among clusters from different countries. Maritime cluster members registered on ECCP can participate in international projects, collaborate with partners from other countries, gain access to new markets, and expand their opportunities at an international level.

The ECCP provides its members with access to up-to-date information on market trends, technological innovations, legislative changes and other relevant issues concerning the maritime industry.

PU UMC is already registered on the platform and recommends that cluster member companies join the source of leading knowledge and opportunities.

Learn more: An introduction to The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP)

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