The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) has launched a brand new webpage: THE COVID-19 INDUSTRIAL CLUSTERS RESPONSE PORTAL to support the efforts of industrial clusters to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 epidemic in Europe.
This portal has been created to facilitate the interaction of the industrial cluster community to allow fast and direct responses within the community itself too. Its objective is twofold:
- Serve as a one-stop shop where reliable information for industry, and especially industrial clusters, can be found on actions and decisions of the European Commission and the EU Member States impacting on the functioning of the Internal Market.
- Support an open discussion forum where actors can share their experiences, solutions, requests and questions
Over 1100 offers from companies for medical supply such as masks and ventilators were already channelled to the European Commission via clusters with the support from the European Clusters Alliance. Very shortly we will launch the open discussion forum to increase the quick, easy exchange between the cluster actors (open access based on a simple user account on the ECCP).