ABOUT THE PROJECT
„Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster – the power of the tool and processing industry” project was co-financed by Co-operative Links Fund under the Regional Operation Programme for Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship for 2007-2013 (the priority called Strengthening competitiveness of companies), led by Toruń Regional Development Agency and Kujawsko-Pomorska Agencja Innowacji Ltd. being its partner.
The aim of the project is to implement the actions defined by the Development Strategy of Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster for 2014-2020. In total 20 cluster members participate in this project: 17 companies, one business environment institution and two research and development organizations.
ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE PROJECT
Participation in the International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing PLASTPOL in May 2014
The International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing PLASTPOL concentrates companies from the whole world – it is the most important international trade fair in Poland and the biggest branch fair in Central-East Europe. Each year about 700 firms from over 30 countries from the whole world and about 17 thousand people – mostly companies owners and experts – visit PLASTPOL International Trade Fair. In total eight companies – members of Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster will participate in PLASTPOL.
Organization of the trade mission to Russia in June 2014
Match-making meetings with branch Russian companies, visits in branch companies and a meeting with representatives of the Trade and Promotion Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Moscow will take place during the mission. Participants will also visit trade fairs in Moscow: International Equipment, Instruments and Tools for the Metalworking Industry Exhibition METALLOOBRABOTKA and International Specialized Exhibition ROSMOULD. Six companies will participate in this mission.
Organization of Trade Mission to Germany in October 2014
Match-making meetings with branch German companies, visits in branch companies and a meeting with the representatives of the Trade and Promotion Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Berlin will take place. Participants will also visit FAKUMA International Trade Fair for Plastic Processing in Friedrichshafen. In total six companies and Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster itself will participate in this mission.
Creating a communication platform
The platform will consist of widely available part and the intranet part – dedicated to interior use. The widely available part will contain information about cluster, its strategy, mission and its members and their offer. Intranet will be used to exchange information between members, for example information on technology, market, legal issues, job offers, cooperation, logistic services etc.
The aim of the platform is to give reliable and up-to-date information about new technologies and acquiring external funding for innovation and investments. Another area of cluster activity is to develop mechanisms of cooperation between entrepreneurs and R&D units. This initiative should result in contact facilitation between universities and institutes. R&D units will have the opportunity to give information on currently conducted research and the entrepreneurs will inform them about their need for specific research and job places for universities graduates.
Preparation of information and promotional materials in foreign languages
A promotional catalogue will be created and printed in English, German and Russian. The catalogue will provide information about Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster and trade offers of companies participating in this activity. Companies and cluster will use these materials to gain new business contracts and explore new markets.