ClusterXchange is a new pilot scheme to support short term exchanges to better connect Europe’s industrial ecosystems.

It facilitates transnational cooperation, peer learning, networking and innovation uptake between actors of different industrial clusters It is implemented with support from cluster organisations that have teamed up in European Cluster Partnerships Excellence projects like EPIX.

What is an exchange?

An exchange in ClusterXchange constitutes a stay abroad by a visiting organisation visitor at a host organisation host to explore collaboration and growth opportunities. An exchange can be minimum 3 working days and maximum one month executed consecutively, excluding travel time

Exchanges can be used to :

  • Learn from actors in another cluster
  • Explore growth opportunities in new markets
  • Take up new technologies, digitalisation and green low carbon solutions
  • Invest in strategic interregional collaboration
  • Other B2B and C2C networking activities.


Participants (visiting and host organisations) of a transnational exchange can be representatives of :


  • Cluster organisations and business network organisations
  • Scaling-up support organisations (such as tech centers, research institutes, digital innovation hubs, fab labs, creative hubs, resource-efficiency service providers, incubators, accelerators) that are cluster members
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are cluster members
  • Large companies (only as Hosts)
  • Public Authortities (only as Hosts)

All participant organisations must be from countries participating in the COSME programme.


The EPIX project will take advantage of this opportunity to support its partner clusters to further reinforce their contacts with other cluster organisation of complementary sectors (smart energy and mobility; data and IoT devices; infrastructures) as well city managers and value chains in order to open new business collaboration breaks for smart cities projects.


  • Single Exchange in Lyon (France)

16-19 October 2023

Host organization: LM Consulting sas

Visitors: SME ELESI LUCE SRL (Italy)


  • ClusterXchange in Lisbon (Portugal) – business exchanges on the occasion of the Décor Hotel Fair

26-28 October 2023

Host organization: AMR Industrias Texteis



  • ClusterXchange in Barcelona (Spain) – business exchanges with Secartys and visit to the Smart City Expo Word Congress Fair

07-09 November 2023

Host organization: SECARTYS

Visitors: ELCA European Lighting Cluster Alliance, SMEs ENERGIA EUROPA SPA, RAWFISH (Italy), EnviroSense Ktf (Hungary)


  • ClusterXchange in Paris (France) – networking opportunities on the occasion of MAISON&OBJET Fair

18-20 January 2024

Host organization: SAFI SALONS

Visitors: Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto, SMEs Studio Architetto Pelloia, IL FANALE GROUP SRL (Italy), Banabil Interiorismoa, BU Architecture, Estudio MAS, Lazaro Estudio, Silvina Morales, GB Studio (Spain)


  • ClusterXchange in Piombino Dese (Italy) – visit to LIV companies and participation to the 7th edition of Venetian Smart Lighting Award

19 – 22 July 2022

Host organization: Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto

Visitors: Cluster CICAT (Spain) and SMEs Suhas Design and Marsdlight (France)


  • ClusterXchange in Barcelona (Spain) – business exchanges with Barcelona Municipality and visit to the Smart City Expo Word Congress fair

15 – 17 November 2022

Host organization: City of Barcelona

Visitors: Cluster pRO-nZBE (Romania), SMEs Elektrosystemy, Eturia, ParkCash, PN Lider, ZAQ (Poland) and GNE, Cluster MoWin Net (Germany)


  • ClusterXchange in Milano (Italy) meeting with LIV exibiting lighting companies on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile fair

18 – 20 April 2023

Host organization: Cluster Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto


SMEs: AC Konserwacja Spolka Jawna, Consiste SC, Jan Witkowski Projekty, Avocado Kaja Warycha, Zbigniew Broś Avocado, PIM Concept Dorota Kwiecien (Poland), Asselum Luminotecnics, JVV Group, Muka Design Lab (Spain), Bath4you

INSTITUTES: Ing. Petr Kouřil – Truhlářství a prodej řeziva, Institute of Interior Designers, National Centre of Furniture Design, Technical University in Zvole (Czech Republic)


  • ClusterXchange in Hannover (Germany), business exchanges on the occasion of the Hannover Messe fair

17 – 20 April 2023

Host organization: SME Druseidt

Visitors: SMEs Techniq2000, Techniq Butor, Techniq Curet Tare, TQ Reklam (Hungary)


  • ClusterXchange in Munich (Germany) business meeting with the companies on the occasion of the Intersolar Europe Fair

14 – 16 June 2023

Host organization: SME Viessman

Visitors: SMEs Abraxas, Energia Media, Geodeta, Globenergia, Helioenergia, Michdar, Zywokost (Poland)


  • ClusterXchange in Tampere (Finland), business exchanges and participation at the Final Conference of tetRRIS project and Tampere Smart City Expo 2023

5-7 July 2023

Host organization: Research Center VTT Technical Research of Finland

Visitors: SME Prudentex, Cluster Dutireg, Innovation Center Del-Alfoldi Regionalis Innovacios Ugynokseg Kozhasznu Egyesulet, SME LS-8a (Hungary)



ClusterXchange in Piombino Dese – 20-22 July 2022

ClusterXchange in Barcelona – 15-17 November 2022

ClusterXchange in Milano – 18-20 April 2023

ClusterXchange Barcelona – 07-09 November 2023

sterXchange in Paris – 18-20 January 2024