The ECEI (European Cluster Excellence Initiative) Label, issued by the ESCA (European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis), attests to the documented commitment to continuous improvement.
Out of more than 2,000 European clusters, to date, only 19 out of 130 innovation clusters have received the Gold Label in Europe, including three in France. Techtera is the only European cluster dedicated to the textile sector to receive this award.
The audit, carried out by two neutral experts, covers 31 indicators, making it possible to verify the level of excellence in terms of management, strategy, financing, services and organisation; also, efficiency and the strong European dimension. The diagnosis and assessment are then studied by the Cluster Excellence Expert Group (CEEG) made up of thirty professionals from ten European countries.
This fourth renewal of the Gold Label is a strong message of recognition of the entire team’s work; real motivation to maintain continuous improvement at the heart of the association’s strategy. It is also a powerful tool for attracting industrial organisations, research and training centres and European authorities, in the service of projects for the French textile industry.