ERCI – The European Railway Clusters Initiative

ERCI_Logo_RGB_mit unterem weißen RandA decisive milestone was reached when the European Railway Clusters Initiative ERCI was founded and the agreement of cooperation was officially signed during the INNOTRANS 2010 in Berlin. Meanwhile ERCI is the leading meta-cluster of the railway industry in Europe uniting 11 innovation clusters from 9 European countries. Together, we connect the ideas and interests of over 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses in the industry. 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.

Over the past years, ERCI has established governance structures and has established itself as the European railway cluster network. ERCI has been accredited under the project name PERES 4i-partnership, under the roof of the EU cluster collaboration platform. Among other activities, the member companies and institutions of ERCI partner clusters benefit from:

  • Accelerated access to other European companies and institutions
  • Active support in the participation at EU research and development programs, e.g. Shift2Rail
  • Access to ERCI events all over Europe
  • Marketing and business development activities within the EU and beyond
  • European lobby for SME interests

Every year, the ERCI meta cluster awards the ERCI Innovation Award  for the most innovative companies in the rail sector across Europe.

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I-Trans (Lead Partner)
Chantal Labadie
Technopole Transalley
Le Mont Houy – RD 958
F-59300 Famars
Phone: +33 3 27190010
Fax: +33 3 27238161

Germany, Berlin

Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft
und Technologie GmbH
Lutz Hübner
Fasanenstraße 85
10623 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 46302-573

Germany, Saxony

Harald Rüdiger
Wiener Straße 80a
D-01219 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 4174950
Fax: +49 351 4402613

Germany, Bavaria

CNA-Cluster Bahntechnik
Dr. Holger Schulze-Halberg
Theresienstraße 9
D-90403 Nürnberg
Phone: +49 911 48094815
Fax: +49 911 4610760


Dr. Veronica Elena Bocci
Piazza San Leone 1
I-51100 Pistoia
Phone: +39 0573 374 324


CenSec’s innovation cluster for production Inno-Pro
Poul-Erik Hansen
N.O. Hansens Vej 4
DK-7470 Karup

Phone:  +45 52 13 15 44


Järnvägskluster i Västerås
ekonomisk förening
Tomas Karlsson
Linslagargränd 1
SE-721 30 Västerås
Phone: +46 736 33 93 81


Logistics in Wallonia
Emilie Parthoens
Liege Airport Building 52
B-4460 Grâce-Hollogne
Phone: +32 4225 50 60
Fax: +32 4225 50 65

United Kingdom

Robert Hopkin
The Control Tower Long
Marston Storage
Campden Road Long Marston
Stratford on Avon Warwickshire
Phone: 01789 72 00 26


Dr. Ignasi Gómez-Belinchón
C/ Còrsega 270 Àtic
E-08008, Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 4159865
Fax: +34 93 4159865


Poludniowy Klaster
Kolejowy – Southern
Railway Cluster
Dr. Adam Jablonski
Dr. habil. Marek Jablonski
Ul. Ligocka 103
PL-40-568 Katowice
Phone: +48 2683705