European exchange on digitization

EXCITE aims to facilitate exchanges and strategic partnerships between clusters and SMEs. This is to be done, among other things, by using the ClusterXchange system. ClusterXchange is a new pilot project that drives short-term exchange to better connect industrial ecosystems in Europe.

EXCITE enables participating companies to learn about new ecosystems, attend relevant local events, and find new partners through B2B matchmaking – all with financial support.

The project focuses on skills, processes and services related to digital transformation – both in relation to the cluster organization itself and its members. Ultimately, they should help project participants successfully access global markets.

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Duration: February 2022 – January 2024

Funding program: COSME program

Target group: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research & technology organizations, scale-up organizations and clusters interested in getting to know new ecosystems and finding business partners from the digital sector in different EU countries.


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Advantages at a glance


  • Organization of three-day corporate missions
  • Getting to know different European ecosystems
  • Collaborative organization with local network partners ensures sustainable contact with the region


  • organized company visits as well as B2B meetings in the target location
  • Support in targeted matchmaking with your desired partners
  • Tie travel to relevant local events with discounted or free access


  • Lump sum for their travel expenses for three-day participation
  • e.g. trip to France: 450 € support

Testimonials on the Smart Mobility Mission to Sophia-Antipolis, France

Impressions of our project work

Numbers. Data. Facts

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Partner organizations

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Business Missions

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Participating companies, clusters & research institutes

Silicon Saxony Day

Meet the representatives of the EXCITE project at the annual Silicon Saxony Day! Saxony’s largest high-tech event offers you an excellent platform for presenting your company as well as your services and solutions. You can also meet technology experts from all over the world here.

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EXCITE has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme under GA No 101037899.