Mechatronics and Motoristics Clust-ER

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.



Value Chain

  • DaAMa - Digital and Advanced Manufacturing
  • A&RER - Automation and Robotics in Emilia-Romagna 
  • MoVES - Efficient, sustainable and smart Engines
  • MAMM-ER - Advanced Materials in the Manufacturing of Engines and Mechatronics
  • FLY.ER - Avionics and Aerospace
  • NAUTICAL - Nautical Affairs
  • FP - Fluid Power

Who we are

The Mechatronics and Motoristics Clust-ER is an association of public and private bodies: companies, research centres, and training institutions that share skills, ideas and resources to support the competitiveness of the sector.

The Emilia-Romagna Region has found in 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.

What we do

 The Mechatronics and Motoristics Clust-ER focuses its action on 7 strategic lines of research and innovation enabled through 7 working groups, or Value Chains, representing the Emilia-Romagna mechatronics and motoristics systems:

  • Digital and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Safe, efficient, sustainable engines and vehicles
  • Advanced Materials for Motoristics and Mechatronics
  • Avionics and Aerospace
  • Nautical
  • Fluidpower 

Who can join the Clust-ER

Private sector Companies including innovative Start-ups

  • Industrial Research Laboratories and Innovation Centres accredited by the Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Consortia and networks of companies
  • Higher Education Institutions and Training Centres accredited by the Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Other organisations active in the field of innovation.

Join the Clust-ER

Being a member of the Clust-ER will give you privileged access to many opportunities:

  • Contribute to the definition of regional development strategies
  • Receive the latest sectoral science, technology and business news from regional, national and international sources
  • Leverage our network of international partners to build consortia for research and innova-tion projects