The MecaTech cluster, a competitiveness hub for mechanical engineering.
A competitiveness cluster groups together enterprises and research and training units around an economically promising field.
The aim: to increase these companies’ innovation, production and service capacities in order to raise their profiles on the European and world markets.
Almost all fields of activity are concerned: from consumer products (cars, household appliances, etc.) to health, to machines and industrial processes.

The machines and processes of mechanical engineering and their components incorporate an increasingly varied range of scientific fields and cutting-edge technology. This growing interaction is leading to the ‘hybridisation of mechanical engineering’, which in turn allows for truly groundbreaking innovations. The hybridisation of technology makes networking a must for the various players in mechanical engineering. Universities and research centres are key players in these networks.
MecaTech Cluster projects revolve around four strategic orientations: Materials and Surfaces of the Future, Comprehensive Forming Technologies, Microtechnologies & Mechatronics and Intelligent Maintenance.