DREAM – Digital Resilient Europe for Advanced Manufacturing

From 1st September 2022, 30 EUROCLUSTERS have been launched to implement the EU Industrial Strategy. Euroclusters are cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and trans-European strategic initiatives of industry clusters and other economic actors (research organisations, companies, etc).

€42 million from the Single Market Programme have been allocated to this first wave of Euroclusters, composed of 171 partners, covering 23 different countries (22 EU Member States) and 14 industrial ecosystems.
20 Euroclusters
work on initiatives in specific industrial ecosystems, while 10 work across several industrial ecosystems.


DREAM – Digital Resilient Europe for advanced manufacturing is supporting manufacturing SMEs to be more efficient and sustainable

The COVID19 crisis has demonstrated the absolute necessity of having strong European digital ecosystems as key enablers to avoid disruption in value-chain, in the new business circumstances where digitalisation has proven its benefits, both from a business and sustainable point of view. However, digitalisation can only be efficient if digital ecosystems are strongly interlinked with their applied market sectors, and the manufacturing domain is one of the most challenging.

The project is coordinated by Pôle SCS, and includes Pôle MécatechG.A.C Group and MESAP, all already partners in IoT4Industry project (2018-2020). The project represents an opportunity to make exploitable and sustainable the collaboration and the experiences started in 2018, bringing the synergies beyond by including the Romanian cluster of Cluj IT focused in information technology field.

DREAM final event at Hannover Messe

Join us at DREAM – Digital Resilient Europe for Advanced Manufacturing Final event to explore the future of manufacturing in Europe!

We are approaching the end of our journey with DREAM EUROCLUSTER and invite you to celebrate with us at the HANNOVER MESSE fair!

HANNOVER MESSE fair – taking place from the 22nd to the 26th of April 2024 in Hannover, Germany – is the most important international platform and hot spot for industrial transformation – with excellent innovations or unusual products – including more than 500 Exhibitors, side events, conferences, presentations, and showcases from different fields of industry.

DREAM Final Event will take place:
24th of April
from 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM
Hannover Messe Conference Center | Berlin Room

(ATTENTION: fair ticket is necessary to participate in this conference – DREAM eurocluster will provide free admission tickets to all persons registered to the conference)

We will:

  • explore some technological megatrends of Industry 5.0
  • share DREAM’s amazing results
  • showcase DREAM funded projects during the pitch session
  • boosting connections with European companies in the networking coffee break

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to boost your connections with European companies and be part of the future shapers of digital resilience in Europe. 

DREAM’s 35 funded projects

DREAM put in place a cascade funding mechanism for innovation vouchers, to support projects’ deployment from the digital ecosystem into the manufacturing context, for a more digitalised sector, with a focus on efficient management of resources.

Through an Open Call, DREAM selected up to 35 collaborative projects. The total budget for the DREAM Open Call is 1.050.000 €!

Boosting opportunities

The DREAM project is tackling Upskilling and Reskilling in the context of transition towards Industry 4.0 – necessary for SMEs to foster digitalisation and competitiveness – providing opportunities to boost their knowledge.

How to access new markets opportunities? Get on board!

DREAM Eurocluster organised a set of online webinars with experts to support SMEs in their internationalisation process, providing strategic information, tips and tricks, tools, and contacts to access the selected overseas markets: Japan, Canada and the USA.

More than 100 people connected to the cycle of meetings to have the chance to strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs in advanced manufacturing!

These three countries are of high interest for European SMEs in advanced manufacturing as they are strong players in the global market.

Understanding their market situation, the peculiarities of their manufacturing sector, the supportive policies, the trade and economic relationship and the cultural differences is key to successfully export there.

The initiative referred to one of the 6 axes Euroclusters’ activities to reinforce the European digital ecosystem applied to manufacturing, namely GO INTERNATIONAL, to boost access to global supply and value chains.

Want to know more about this opportunity? Watch the recording of the workshops (youtube links)

You also have the chance to organise short follow up meetings of 20 minutes with our country expert and/or our GAC internationalisation support team to discuss your specific internationalisation project and provide you personalised advice and guidance. If you are interested, please send  an email to Marc Pattinson (mpattinson@group-gac.com) and/or Lisa Pourcher (lpourcher@group-gac.com).

Training on business resilience plans

The 35 funded projects also had the chance to participate in the Training on business resilience plans’ webinar.

The challenges of resilience & business continuity are critical to SMEs, who are often struggling to understand how to integrate safely and cost effectively digital technologies, and facing fierce competition to attract the related digital skills needed.

During the training, participants were introduced to the fundamentals of business resilience, diving into the ISO 22301 standard for business continuity management. 

Key topics such as risk assessment, business continuity planning, disaster recovery planning, and incident response planning were the main focus of this DREAM training.

After the theoretical approach, participants had the chance to challenge themselves by using Miro tool and work on a real-case focused on robotics.

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