The organizational structure of the Cluster SPRING, as a non-profit association, is composed of a General Assembly, which includes representatives of all the Members, a Board of Directors, which is formed of twelve Directors, including the Chairman, and four Thematic Committees.
The General Assembly is the sovereign body of the Association: it represents all the members and, through its deliberations, it expresses the associates’ will.
The Board of Directors is the body for the Cluster strategic orientation; as such, it processes the Association program of activities to be submitted to the Assembly, pursuing the Statute objectives, and it supports and encourages, in the appropriate locations and forms, the project proposals coming from the members.
Each associate, depending on its nature and in compliance with the provisions of the Statute, takes part in one of the four thematic committees inside the Association:
1) Industrial Innovation Committee, which brings together all the members of entrepreneurial nature and has the objective of developing strategies for research, development and industrial innovation;
2) Dissemination Committee, which includes non-profit entities (such as local associations and unions, foundations, consortia, Innovation clusters) and is responsible for the dissemination of the results obtained by the Cluster both in local areas and among the members of the above-mentioned different realities;
3) Research Committee, which brings together universities and research centers falling within the definition of “Research Organizations” as referred to in the European Commission communication 2014 / C 198/01. It has the function of developing strategies for public research;
4) Territorial Development Committee, which includes Development Agencies of Regional and Local authorities, and/or the bodies formally delegated to represent them within the Association; it guarantees synergy and consistency between regional local policies and the Cluster activities.
Each Committee can then establish Thematic Working Groups, in accordance to the needs of studying in depth specific technical issues.