The Automotive ecosystem networks South Tyrol automotive suppliers. The automotive sector, in its wider sense, generates more than half of the regional exports and is responsible for more than half of the regional investments in research and development. The current transformation of the automotive sector towards electro-mobility, autonomous and networked driving as well as mobility services calls for increased cooperation amongst the regional automotive suppliers as well as with research partners and innovative service providers.
IDM’s Automotive ecosystem supports the search for strategic partners for collaboration by identifying pioneering technologies and competencies. In addition, the ecosystem vigorously promotes the sharing of common interests in work groups as well as the initiation and acceleration of strategic projects for product and market development.
The Ecosystems of IDM Südtirol / Alto Adige were assessed on December 14th, 2016 according to the Silver Label approach developed and performed by the "European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis“. The Ecosystems fulfill selected indicators of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative and develops its processes and tools continuously. The Ecosystems receives the Silver Label of Cluster Management Excellence valid until December 31st, 2018.