Service Innovation Clust-ER

The Emilia-Romagna industrial system is strongly focused on the productive dimension and is extremely dynamic from the point of view of the research for innovative and competitive solutions. Advanced and competitive services, both internally developed by manufacturing companies, and provided and organized by specialized companies, are essential to guarantee the protection of markets and their loyalty. In this context, the role of digital technologies, as a vehicle for transforming services in a global context and to emphasize their transformative power of the economy and society, is particularly important.

Value Chain

  • SCABIS - SCAlable Big data Infrastructure for innovative Services
  • ER-IoT - Service platform for IOT
  • CySEC - Cybersecurity
  • Intell_ITS - Intelligent IT Services
  • Log-ER – Goods logistics

Who we are

The Service Innovation 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 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.

What we do

The Service Innovation Clust-ER focuses on its action on 5 strategic lines of research and innovation enabled through 5 working groups, or Value Chains, representative of the Emilia-Romagna service innovation system:

  • IOT
  • Big Data
  • Cybersecurity
  • Intelligent IT services
  • Goods Logistics

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