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Milestones in history of Metal Processing Cluster

2018

Implementation of the unique project of rotary internships for students in several cluster companies. The Cluster wins the PARP contest – PLN 10 million for international expansion. MPC is once more awarded the status of the Key National Cluster with the best result in the country in the competition.

2017

The Cluster wins the PARP competition for international expansion. Cluster firms have a stand at the largest industrial sector event, the Hannover Messe. The MPC is a strategic partner at the Subcontracting Industrial Cooperation Trade Fair in Poznań. Launch of the second edition of the Leadership Academy – a development programme for senior executives. Cooperation agreement with metal clusters from Brandenburg and Hungary. The Cluster receives the ESCA – Silver Label – a certificate awarded to the best European cluster organizations.

2016

The Cluster becomes an Ambassador of the Podlaskie Economy. First joint trade fair stand at Subcontracting in Poznań and Midest in Paris. Launch of the MPC Management Academy – a 1.5-year development programme for corporate executives. Advanced Cooperation Group Human Resources comes into being.

2015

Metal sector included on the Regional Intelligent Specializations list. The MPC receives Key National Cluster status. First joint representation of companies at international trade fairs in Antwerp and Sweden (ELMIA).

2014

Cluster reconstruction – new cooperation Agreement – 4.12. First Declaration of strategic partners: local governments, universities and business environment institutions.

2013

First management training cycle for MPC company managers and directors.

2012

10 metal industry companies finance the first Advanced Cooperation Group. The Cluster's first Poland-wide project, 'Educated by Technology'.

2011

The Cluster project sees the effective development of the Polish-Lithuanian border. First strategic partners join the Cluster.

2010

The MPC reaches 96 members. 'E-Cooperation' project – innovative clusters on the Polish-Lithuanian border.

2009

The 'Modern Technologies' teacher training programme is awarded by the Ministry of Education.

2008

The Cluster implements the 'Educated by Technology' teacher training programme.

2007

29 metal industry companies sign an agreement to cooperate within the Metal Processing Cluster.

2006

European project, the Podlaskie Metal Processing Cluster, a regional opportunity for innovative development, implemented by the Podlaskie Promotion Centre (later CPiR).