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MecaTech Competitiveness Cluster serving its members

MecaTech Competitiveness Cluster serving its members

The MecaTech Competitiveness Cluster offers a series of services to support the development of its members’ projects:

Project engineering and follow-up

  • Search for expertise/partners (companies, laboratories, research and skills centers, universities and institutes of higher education, etc.)
  • Advice on putting together an application
  • Support in dealing with administrative bodies

Mapping tool

  • Search for specific partners/skills
  • Thinking about project generation

Funding

  • Access to the Walloon competitiveness clusters’ specific funding facilities
  • Knowledge of the various government funding sources
  • Relations with public/private investors

Market studies

  • Privileged relations with consultancies
  • Funding aid for market studies linked to the competitive clusters’ projects in conjunction with AWEX.

Intellectual property and consortium contract

  • Privileged relations with PICARRE, Innovatech, law firms, etc.

Videoconferencing

  • To make optimal use of time, MecaTech competitiveness cluster recommends using videoconferencing in order to limit time spent traveling.
  • MecaTech is a partner of the 3GSP tool and gives priority to virtual meetings.

Communication

  • Networking events for the players in Wallonia’s mechanical engineering sector
  • Support for members’ participation in AWEX missions abroad
  • Newsletter
  • Organization of a kick-off meeting for each business network-approved project
  • Press relays
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