Kick off Silicon Europe Worldwide

The partners of the COSME project Silicon Europe Worldwide (European Semiconductor Cluster Internationalisation Project) will meet on 21st January 2016 in Athens for the project kick-off.

The six clusters Silicon Saxony (DE), Minalogic (FR), DSP Valley (BE), High Tech NL (NL), Corallia mi-Cluster (EL) and Fondazione Distretto Green and High Tech Monza Brianza (IT) are cooperating to implement the internationalisation strategy for third countries as developed within the Silicon Europe project.

The internationalisation activities are primarily meant to strengthen the international impact of the cross-regional ecosystem created by the cluster partnership. These activities will focus on three objectives:

  1. Support electronics companies, and more in particular, SMEs, to be present in foreign markets either for business or partnerships.
  2. Attract foreign investment money or actors missing in Europe’s value chain.
  3. Promote the European electronics industry worldwide.

In order to realise these objectives, the cluster partnership will implement and further develop relationships with selected regions outside Europe. The relationship building will be done with one region at a time. Within the Silicon Europe project, a thorough analysis of regions outside Europe has been made. Based on this analysis, Taiwan and North East USA have been selected as the first two regions to focus on. At least one more region will be selected during the project.