The innovative potential and critical mass of the Cluster have made it worthy of recognition by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness with its registration as AEI.
Last July 30, MetaIndustry4 was recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness as Cluster of Excellent Innovation being registered in the National Register of Clusters, belonging to the mentioned Ministry. This recognition allows access to the support program to the “innovation cluster” strengthening, which is part of the European strategy for improving competitiveness.
In these new policies developed by the European Union, through the National and Regional Strategies for Intelligent Specialization (RIS3) and the Framework Program for Research and Innovation (2014-2020), known as Horizon 2020; The clusters are considered important agents of innovation capable of fostering collaboration between universities, R & D centers and the industry as a dynamic action of business activity.
MetaIndustry4 joins the 101 entities registered in Spain as Excellent Cluster (AEI) so far, of which only 5 are Asturian, thus following their strategy of socialization and integration in global networks, access to new opportunities for cooperation in innovative projects and presence in organizations which representing and promoting clusters interests.