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Lobbying and promotion

Lobbying and promotional activities

A cornerstone of the CEDEG activities is represented by lobbying, promotion and dissemination within the framework of digital transformation and progressive environmental technologies with the ultimate goal in mind - boosting the competitiveness and innovativeness of the grouping members.


Lobbying activities are built on the vast experience of the CEDEG board members in this
area, where already established bonds with strategic decision-makers from European, national and regional public and private entities are actively leveraged. Key aspects cover for example the issues related to certification, legislation building, contractual policies, the definition of the support mechanisms for the entrepreneur and R&D sectors, shaping the EU and national policies, programs and calls, etc.


As for the promotional activities these are primarily focused on the dissemination of the key achievements of the CEDEG grouping members together with strategic pieces of information about the successes and results of the joint activities. In order to boost the reach and effectively engage key representatives of the target audience, CEDEG is using tailored communication via selected well-established promotional channels.  



Business opportunities and prestigious projects



A key dimension for providing high-added-value services for the members of the CEDEG ecosystem embodies active seeking for financial and business opportunities for grouping members and the CEDEG legal structure itself. These activities are targeting both private and public stakeholders.


As for the private level, access to key international financial institutions and matching with prominent investors and business angels are facilitated. Furthermore, the activities include the provision of new business opportunities in domestic and foreign markets.


At the public level primary focus is given to the identification of the relevant topic-oriented call for proposals (both national and international) and supporting the consortia building for fostering the creation of successfully funded projects.


For these activities the extensive social capital of the CEDEG ecosystem is being harnessed together with long-term experience of the members with the above-mentioned activities. Due to the presence of the representatives of distinguished and highly active European cluster organisations withing the CEDEG member base, the direct reach of the grouping counts with more than 3.000 representatives of the SMEs, innovation actors and other highly relevant European stakeholders.


Events and representation


Another key area of the CEDEG grouping activities is the organisation of key events that are oriented on current digitalisation trends such as Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart city, HPC, AI, and others. Within this activity, the representatives of the CEDEG board of directors have already organized 12 big conferences which were carried out during the last 1,5 years.


Furthermore, periodic online events are being held with Water Smart Territories interregional partnership managed under the umbrella of the European Commission´s Smart Specialisation Platforms. This partnership responds to the water industry challenges through advanced technological solutions to tackle European water territories and society needs with a special focus towards boosting resilient infrastructure, digitalisation, circular economy, and multistakeholder governance.

Tailor-made services


In order to complete the CEDEG supporting activities, the grouping offers specific services that are based on the current needs of the members as well as on their future development prospects.


These services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advice in connection with the establishment of companies, start-ups, spin-offs
  • Consultancy in the field of commercialization and technology transfer
  • Support in the design and implementation of joint projects
  • Strategic consulting with research and application of suitable technological solutions
  • Active participation of members in thematic conferences
  • Information meetings on innovation, information society, research and development, etc.
  • Matching and networking activities with key stakeholders based on specific collaboration needs

Tailored training and consulting activities