The Szeged based ArchEnerg International Innovative Cluster for Renewable Energy and Building Trade became the first Hungarian cluster to achieve Gold Label of European Cluster Excellence, thus entered the exclusive group of Europe’s best clusters.
We would like to draw your attention to the after event of Quality World Forum, called: EUROPEAN QUALITY WEEK 2015 – „National Quality and Quality-Innovation Conference in the contect of Quality World Forum”.
These days the natural building materials are gaining importance. Our article reveals how we can use hemp as building material.
Hemp bricks are made of hemp, lime and water (sometimes mixed with sand or cement). We use it as insulating and moisture control material. Mankind has been using this technology for at least 2,000 years.
The Economy- and Enterprise-development Centre of University of Szeged invited the clusters of Csongrád county for the first time for a round table conversation.
On 6 October 2015, Ede Bálint and Ciprian Morcan representing the Transilvanian Furniture Cluster has visited ArchEnerg Cluster. The aim of the meeting was to explore and shape possible cooperations, and also to exchange international experience regarding clusters.
The Banat-Triplex Confinium EGTC is a regional cooperation aggreagtion for the fortification of economic and social cohesion at the Hungarian-Romanian-Serbian triple border area. On 17 June 2009, on Mórahalom 50 mayors of the triple border area has decided to create a European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) called „Banat – Triplex Confinium” with Mórahalom headquarters.
On 23 September 2015, Péter Nyári, managing director of american hemp-product manufacturing company, Hemptique visited our cluster. The aim of the meeting was to form possible cooperations, because projects with hemp-based building materials are also present in our cluster’s portfolio.
Central-Europe Cross-border Initiatives Assistant Office and it’s project partners hold a cross-border energetics cooperation professional event on 15 September, in Mórahalom.
Canadian Relations Vice-president of our cluster, Tony Kez – also the Vice-president of Hungarian - Canadian Chamber of Commerce – held professional presentation about „Hungary and the globalisation” on 2015.09.08., at the University of Szeged Faculty of Economics and Business Administration to master’s students. Tony mentioned the cooperational possibilities related to Canadian enterprise development and Canadian - Hungarian enterprises.
This year the beginning of September is not only an important starting point for anxious students returning to school or beginning university. It is also an important turning point for ArchEnerg Cluster. Years of hard work and months of dedicated preparation could finally pay off – the reward is around the corner. It is worth noting we’ve been aiming for Gold, namely the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) Gold Label accreditation. Our chance is here with this week’s audit and what an achievement it would be to get it - we would be the first in Hungary with such a title! Successful Gold accreditation would imply additional funding opportunities in the future reserved exclusively for this elite club, opportunities to grow as a network and develop our renewable energy sector towards a more prosperous tomorrow.
We wish for the best and will keep our readers posted!
The ArchEnerg Cluster attended a meeting with Jedlik Ányos Cluster, and the meeting resulted in a signed cooperation agreement. The goal of the cooperation is to improve the environmentally friendly traffic, to promote the use of non-conventional fueled vehicles.