Unique competitiveness cluster dedicated to ceramics and certified by the French Government since 2005, based in Limoges & Toulouse, the European Cluster of Ceramics (ECC) is considered as an expert in France.
It brings more than 180 members in the ceramics field (manufacturers, research and technologies organisations, training centers), mainly in France and also abroad (Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, …).
Thus, it animates its network to increase its capacity :
- accelerate innovation thanks to the active support of the engineering team,
- boost growth through networking and visibility activities,
- develop business on the European and international scale.
The strategy of the cluster is based on
6 Strategic business fields
3 transitions in our innovation ecosystem
Administrative and Finance Officer
Communication and events director
European Project Officer
Occitanie Representative Officer
European & International Project Officer
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The operators of the Cluster are gathered at the heart of an association for the development and promotion of the French Ceramic Cluster.
The association is led by a board of directors and is composed equally between industrial members and other members (financial members, research and training organizations, technology transfer centers, unions, techno parks and consular officers). It is currently chaired by M. Eric Males (Aeronautics Expert in OERLIKON BALZERS).
The board of director’s elects among its members a president, two vice-presidents, a secretary and a treasurer.
The board :
- President, Eric Males, Oerlikon Balzers
- Vice-President, Marc Montaudon, Safran Ceramics
- Vice-President, Fabrice Rossignol, irCer – Université de Limoges
- Treasurer, Fabien Husson, CITRA
- Secretary, Olivier Durand, CTTC
The permanent structure of the association consists of 8 employees.
Ceramics often offer the perfect, economical and high-performance alternative to traditional materials such as metals or plastics.
Ceramics have multiple properties and can be used to meet major societal challenges (health, green transition, decarbonised energy, circular economy, European strategic autonomy, etc.).
If you would like to know more about ceramics (materials, properties, etc.), visit the SICT website at https://ceramique-technique.com/.