The Clust-ERs are financed by the European Funds of the Emilia-Romagna Region – ERDF ROP 2014-2020.
In Emilia-Romagna, the mechanical sector employs over 350,000 people and is the most important one in terms of revenues and exports.
A number of worldwide famous brands both in the automotive and in the mechanical sector are located in the region.
These companies are at the cutting edge of a corporate system, working together with a large number of small and medium-sized companies – and often operating within a network that includes larger companies – to offer products of undisputed excellence.
The Clust-ERs are associations of public and private bodies: companies, research centres and training institutions that share skills, ideas and resources to support the competitiveness the regional industrial strategic sectors.
The Emilia-Romagna Region has found in the Clust-ERs the subjects capable of multiplying innovation opportunities through a collaborative approach, as they focus their activity in R&D strategic sectors.
Together with the Technopoles and the High Technology Network laboratories, they are one of the key players in the regional innovation ecosystem coordinated by ASTER, the Emilia-Romagna consortium for innovation and technology transfer.
The Clust-ERs of Emilia-Romagna are part of the Clust-ER project promoted by ASTER and are financed by the European Funds of the Emilia-Romagna Region - ERDF ROP 2014-2020.