CLUSTER cooperates with companies

Since December 2008 CLUSTER has established an Industry Advisory board with the participation of important companies that cooperate in a structured way with the consortium members

The main objectives of the Board are:

  • Crerating a stable relationship between the consortium and the industrial world
  • Have a constant forum on Technology related education especially in relation with the impact of the crisis on the future needs and with a particular focus on the involvement of female students in Science and technology programmes
  • Issue joint statements on specific themes
  • Shaping a CLUSTER technology roadmap
  • Joint cooperation at MSc and PhD level
  • Joint organization of Summer Schools
  • Concrete offering of thesis, industrial PhD, internships to CLUSTER students


Current industrial partners:

  •  UMICORE (BELGIUM), Egbert LOX, Vice President
  • ARCELORMITTAL (BELGIUM), Luc CHEFNEUX, Director of Scientific & International Affairs
  • Thales Alenia Space ETCA (BELGIUM), Marc DURVAUX, Chief technical Officer
  • FIAT (ITALY), Nevio DI GIUSTO, CEO FIAT Research center
  • STMicroelectronics (ITALY), Alessandro CREMONESI, Vice President Strategy & System Technology Group
  • TELECOM (ITALY), Roberto SARACCO, Director Future Center
  • EDP - Energias de Portugal (PORTUGAL), Antonio VIDIGAL, Director General
  • GALP Energia (PORTUGAL), Ruben EIRAS, Scientific Community Relations Executive
  • ERICSSON (SWEDEN), Ulf WAhLBERG, Vice President, Industry and Research Relations
  • PHILIPS (THE NETHERLANDS), Jean GELISSEN, Senior director of Strategic Partnership
  • Schneider Electrics (FRANCE), Claude GRAFF, Executive VP Renewable Energies Business Unit
  • IBERDROLA (SPAIN), José Luis DE LA FUENTE, Responsible for Technology Watch,  Directorate for Innovation
  • KONECRANES (FINLAND), Stiv GUSTAVSSON, Chairman of the Steering Board