According to the companies and research and training institutes queried, belonging to a competitiveness cluster offers the following advantages:
Membership in MecaTech Competitiveness Cluster is open to private and public legal persons with business or operating headquarters in Wallonia that are engaged in the research, development, and/or application of technological products and processes in the mechanical engineering sector.
Legal and physical persons, be they private or public, that support through their work the development of the mechanical engineering sector in Wallonia, are also eligible. Examples are:
Membership in MecaTech Competitiveness Cluster is subject to the payment of annual dues
Large companies and SMEs in the mechanical engineering sector will pay annual dues based on their total number of employees in Wallonia: .
|Number of staff||Dues|
|up to 20:||€250|
|1001 and up:||€5,000|
Research and training entities
University groupings (académies), universities, hautes écoles, and research and training centers pay an annual set amount.
The other entities eligible for membership pay dues of €2000 per member.
To join MecaTech Competitiveness Cluster, you need only send the membership request form duly filled in,
Member status is contingent on payment of the dues.