ISE Clusters

The ISE project enabled companies from Kent, East Flanders, West Flanders, the SW of the Netherlands and Hauts-de-France to form sector-focused clusters during the project. The clusters were based around:

  • Food & Drink
  • Digital & Creative
  • New Materials
  • Mechatronics

As a legacy element for ISE, the digital and creative cluster has evolved into Imagineers International to enable businesses to continue to cooperate in the future. You can find out more by clicking here to visit the Imagineers International website.

You can also download a pdf booklet with details of the ISE cluster companies by clicking here.

ISE Clusters –Terms of Reference

Aims & Objectives:

The ISE clusters bring together businesses and experts within the different target sectors (Food & Drink, Digital & Creative, Engineering & Manufacturing, New Materials) in order to:

  • Meet with other companies
  • Collaborate & do business
  • Provide peer-to-peer support
  • Attend international business events
  • Keep in touch electronically


Cluster membership was open to SMEs (according the the EU definition) located in one of the ISE partner regions (shown on map on the right) wishing to further develop their business internationally and interested in working with companies and experts from other European regions. Companies would normally have a minimum of 5 employees and would be seeking to grow their business. Representatives of Higher Education or Research Institutes in relevant fields will form part of the clusters


  • Opportunities to meet with other businesses
  • Problem solving activities
  • Funded trips to visit trade shows/innovation events
  • Online communication platform

Co-ordination & Management:

The clusters were set up and managed by the ISE project partners until the end of the ISE project.

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