CLAMTEX main objective is to strengthen cluster management excellence of the participating European clusters to boost their specialized innovation eco-system by facilitating the cross-sectoral and cross-regional collaboration to facilitate the uptake of digitalization within and beyond the partnership with the implementation of ClusterXchange pilot scheme.

CLAMTEX partnership is composed of 5 clusters from 3 European Member states (France, Portugal and Spain) and representing 4 regions: Catalonia and Valencia in Spain, Pays de la Loire in France and Norte in Portugal.

CLAMTEX is a strategic project for all partners as it will enable the alignment of each individual cluster strategy with the RIS3 priorities at each region and the uptake digitalization as a common driver for growth and innovation towards excellence. CLAMTEX will also favor the cross-regional value chains involved and foster the cross-regional cooperation with specialized eco-systems across Europe with strong focus on the industrial smart specialization priorities where all partners are already active.

CLAMTEX will also drive a long-term cooperation strategy among the partners in order to foster cross-regional and cross-sectoral cooperation among all participating clusters with particular emphasis on the uptake of digitalization in the textile sector benefiting from advanced production systems and manufacturing.

One of the aims of CLAMTEX will be to develop experience exchanges as another tool to the deepening cross-regional cooperation. After design and development of a joint cooperation strategy, a road map will be defined with joint activities for the next years, will be address training and business needs of SMEs and clusters that are required to better adapt to trends, challenges and opportunities that come along with industrial changes. For that, the ClusterXchange pilot action can have an important impact on the skills development process for people, SMEs and clusters involved and represent an exciting opportunity for regional innovation policy makers and the clusters.