The Egyptian Renewable Energy Cluster Initiative – ERECI – is an initiative financed by the Egyptian Ministry of Scientific Research through the RDI Program. ERECI project aims to set-up a stable cluster organization in the Renewable energy field in order to support the Egyptian industrial development and enhance the partnership among Institutions, researchers and enterprises. The principal purpose of the cluster initiative is to support job growth and new technology development in the strategic field of renewable energy.
The project will include activities that will lead to the development of a business-driven cluster based on the ‘triple helix’ model of collaboration between the private sector, universities, and the public sector. The concept aligns tightly to the objectives of the RDI-2 Programme, which includes fostering the Science and Innovation culture and environment, expanding research collaboration between the R&D and business sectors, enhancing the impact of Egyptian researchers’ participation in EU funded programmes, and advancing Egypt’s scientific and technological capacity through supporting Centres of Excellence. This emphasis on supporting the innovation ecosystem by creating linkages is the basis for cluster development. The project will be implemented in close collaboration with a number of European experts in cluster development, cluster practitioners, and sector-specific actors such as SME, industry associations, and technology transfer officers.
This action will contribute directly to the overall subthemes of expanding collaboration based on the triple helix model proposed, but also at specific activities to bring SMEs and larger industrial players into the cluster. The action meets the specific requirements of the sector in that it explicitly targets the innovation eco-system, including the leading research institutions, industrial associations, and European institutions and business networks with experience in technology transfer.
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