Alcimed carries out cluster studies for its clients allowing them to develop and structure an ecosystem of excellence on their territory. A cluster study allows for the identification of the themes that are likely to lead to economic development in a sector of interest with a view to creating value.
How we help you to carry out your cluster study
Through a cluster study, Alcimed has the capacity to identify the high value-added links in the value chain of a sector in order to position a territory, a public structure or an industrial company on the development of key skills or activities.
We accompany our clients in this economic analysis by sector by characterizing the stakeholders and their needs, the environment, the actions carried out and the mechanisms generating these actions within the sector. Based on this analysis, we evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the system and identify economic development opportunities and synergies between possible actors for our clients.
Some examples of cluster study projects for our customers
Strategic study on the subcontracting of drugs and active ingredients
We conducted a strategic cluster study on the subcontracting of drugs and active ingredients for an interministerial grouping. Through an economic inventory and the challenges faced by French companies, our team made 10 recommendations in order to support the competitiveness of the sector, strengthen its structure and unleash innovation.
Study of the wood cluster in France
We have carried out a cluster study with representative organisations and wood industry players, focusing on several strategic issues: consolidating economic data (business fabric, added value, indirect employment, etc.) to support the strategic orientations of companies and public authorities, helping to create links and cooperation within the sector, and more generally preparing it to better respond to the challenges of tomorrow, particularly in terms of increasing skills or mobilizing forest resources.
Creating a cluster for the recycling of composite materials
Alcimed supported an economic development and innovation agency in its reflection for the construction of a composite materials recycling cluster in a French region, with the aim of federating the players of the local ecosystem, across the whole value chain, from the production of the materials, to their recycling and their second life. The objective of our cluster study project was to define the roadmap for the structuring and development of the cluster, by identifying the composite materials of interest for the region, the initiatives already carried out on a local and national scale, as well as existing technologies and skills on an international level. In addition to an in-depth bibliographical work, we compared the points of view of various local players and experts to develop a complete vision of the ecosystem in the region. In fine, our analysis brought us to define with our client guidelines on the classes of composite materials presenting a development opportunity for the region and to co-construct a roadmap for the creation of the cluster.
Study of the analytical laboratory sector for an inter-professional committee
We carried out a cluster study for an inter-professional committee with two objectives: to finely characterize the analytical laboratory market (market size, needs of players, etc.) to guide commercial decisions, and to decipher the major trends at work on the market (digitalization, emergence of new services and business models, regulatory requirements, etc.) in order to prepare for the future in an increasingly uncertain context.
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