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Pôle Véhicule du futur

European Automotive Cluster Network for Joint Industrial Modernisation Investments

The European Automotive Cluster Network for joint Industrial Modernisation Investments (EACN) aims at initiating joint R&D projects and investments teaming partners from different European...

Company Contact details

Company name
Pôle Véhicule du futur
Company description
Competitive cluster label in 2005 and located on the Alsace and Franche-Comté regions, Pôle Véhicule du Futur is an automotive cluster that brings together industrial players, academic and training in the field of vehicles and mobility of the future.
Address
  • Pôle Véhicule du Futur Centre d'affaires Technoland 15 rue Armand Japy F-25461 ETUPES Cedex. France
Website / Email
Type of entity
  • Cluster

Company Description Description of the initiative

Initiative description

The European Automotive Cluster Network for joint Industrial Modernisation Investments (EACN) aims at initiating joint R&D projects and investments teaming partners from different European regions. The focus is set on virtualisation of processes, robotics and artificial intelligence, elasticity of production, and skills and competencies. This project is supported by COSME program.

Founded in early 2017, the European Automotive Cluster Network (EACN) regroups currently nine European automotive clusters from Bulgaria, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Serbia and Spain. EACN partner clusters represent 1,400 companies and institutions (most of them are SMEs) employing more than 300,000 people. 


Date
  • 15th Oct, 2018 / 14th Oct, 2020
Link to the initiative
Industrial FIT4FoF areas
  • Data analytic
Main focus of initiatives
  • Collaborative and/or research project
  • Communication and dissemination activities
  • Event, forum or network
Funded by
  • European funding
Extent of the initiative
  • European
Target group
  • Employees (Operators)
  • Employees (Supervisor/Manager)
Sector(s) targeted by the initiative
  • Automotive
  • Technological

Results achieved Main outconsumes

The project will bring together SMEs from various countries with the aim of finding common upskilling solutions. The project includes visits to success stories, and direct contact with the differents ecosystems. Within the EACN initiative the strategic focus will be on the following issues:

- Workforce learning and development – training programs focused on competencies in data analytics, data interpretation, system integration, software development, increased human-machine integration

- Leadership competency –  management’s awareness of available technologies, management’s ability to plan and execute change processes

- Industry 4.0 Leadership development program

- Culture change towards decentralisation of decision making processes on the shop floor


Good practice Best practice

The clusters participating in the project work directly with SMEs and the regional governments, with the aim of facilitating the industrial modernization of this type of companies, focusing in working environment, training/education, skills 4.0 and re-talenting to meet skills gaps., identifying good practices in governments to promote digital transformation and bringing together SMEs for common projects (same problems, same solutions).