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ERCI – European Railway Clusters Initiative

About

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ERCI has established governance structures and has established itself as the European railway cluster network.

ERCI

We support our cluster members with our strong European network

ERCI is the leading meta-cluster of the railway industry in Europe uniting 17 innovation clusters from 16 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Türkiye, United Kingdom).

Vision

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Mission

We connect the ideas and interests of over 2.000 small and medium-sized businesses in the Railway industry as well as of large companies and research organisations based in our territorial ecosystems in Europe.. ERCI is their voice and lobby at European level. We help our member companies to grow – through improved access to European partners and customers, accelerated technology transfer and joint marketing in- and outside of the EU.

High level activities

The member companies and institutions of ERCI partner clusters benefit from:

History

2012
MUNICH
The ERCI Steering Committee met in Munich, Germany at Deutsche Bahn Systemtechnik headquarters to determine the long-term strategy of ERCI
2012
2013
DRESDEN
In 2013 the first ever ERCI event took place in Dresden, Germany hosted by BTS Rail Saxony (predecessor of Rail.S). Then-ERCI spokesperson Jean Verrier signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNIFE on the further cooperation
2013
2014
INNOTRANS, BERLIN
The ERCI Steering Committee met on InnoTrans 2014
2014
2015.11
BARCELONA
The BCN Rail 2015 in Barcelona saw first ever volume of the ERCI Innovation Awards. Trophys were given to the lucky winners from Poland, Germany and France
2015
h-arus
ERCI grows: Welcome to the Anatolian Rail Transportation Systems Cluster!
At InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin ERCI decided to admit a new member: Welcome ARUS – the Anatolian Rail Transportation Systems Cluster! ERCI now counts 12 ERCI partners from 10 different countries
2018
h-mafex
ERCI welcomes MAFEX as new ERCI partner!
Since 1. February 2019 ERCI officially welcomes the Spanish Railway Association MAFEX among their members. ERCI now counts 13 partners from 10 different countries. Next to the Catalonian Railway Cluster
2019
h-serbia
RCSEE becomes 14th member of European Railway Clusters Initiative
The management board of the leading European association of railway clusters ERCI decided at its meeting in Birmingham on May 23 to accept the membership application of RCSEE- the Railway Cluster for
2019
h-acstyria
ACstyria becomes 15th member of European Railway Clusters Initiative
The management board of the leading European association of railway clusters ERCI decided at its meeting in Brussels on February 5 to accept the membership application of the Mobility Cluster ACstyria
2020
2020
BRUSSELS
At the ERCI Steering Committee meeting in Brussels the Austrian transportation cluster AC Styria was accepted to ERCI
2020
2020.09
ONLINE
ERCI Steering Committee online version due to Covid19
2020
2021.10
LILLE
Hybrid ERCI Steering Committee in Lille, during SIFER 2021 exhibition
2021
2022
LIÈGE
Hybrid ERCI Steering Committee in Liège
2022
erci-brusselles2
ERCI ASBL
Establishment of the new legal entity ERCI ASBL based in Brussels
2
MAY
2022
h-scotland
Scottish Rail Cluster becomes the 16th member of the European Railway Clusters Initiative
The ERCI Board of Directors accepts the new membership application of the Scottish Rail Cluster
2023
Rail-Forum -
Rail Forum UK becomes the 17th member of the European Railway Clusters Initiative
The ERCI Board of Directors accepts the new membership application of the Rail Forum UK.
1
GEN
2024

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