EXCITE is a two-year EU-funded project (COSME-ClusterExcellence) focus on skills, processes and services related to digital transformation. Both the participating cluster organisations themselves and their SME members are to be supported in this way in successfully opening up international markets.

The consortium consists of six European clusters and scale-up organisations from Eastern and Western Europe that are active in the ICT sector. In addition to the clusters Silicon Saxony (Germany), Gaia – Association of Knowledge and Applied Technologies Industries in the Basque Country (Spain) and Secure Communication Cluster (France), which have already been working together for several years as part of the Silicon Europe Alliance, partners such as Cluster for Digital Transformation and Innovation (Bulgaria), Business Hive Vilnius (Lithuania) and Mazovia Cluster ICT (Poland) are also involved.

The ClusterXChange Scheme – Supporting international networking of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

In the frame of the project will be organised international missions aiming at facilitating networking exchanges in partnership with participating clusters and there members according to personalised agendas. Information sessions will be organised by SCS on this matter.
More information


  • From 12 to 14/10/2022: Smart Mobility Mission Côte d’Azur. More information HERE
  • From 29/11  to 01/12/ 2022: Automotive Mission in Germany. More information HERE
  • REGISTRAGIONS OPEN : From 20 to 22 June 2023: B2B Mission to Germany- Digital & Microelectronics. More Information HERE

In preparation:

  • From 26 to 28 September 2023 : Hosting of German delegation from e-mobil BW – Smart Mobility Mission2023 – More information very soon!
  • Autumn 2023 TBD : Mission to Spain, Basque Country-Industry 4.0
  • January 2024 TBD : Mission to Poland, Smart City


Projects details:

  • Funding programme : COSME, Cluster Excellence
  • Duration : 1/02/2022 – 31/01/2024
  • Coordinator : Silicon Saxony





  1. Website
  2. Social networks : follow the hashtags #EXCITE et #ClusterXchange
  3. All our news about EXCITE HERE


Contacts :

Clémence Castell – clemence.castell@pole-scs.org
Marielle Campanella – marielle.campanella@pole-scs.org