Submitted by Fabrizio Ciarmatori on 19 April 2019

On 5th June 2019 in Bologna an "International Cluster-to-Cluster meeting - C2C" will take place. The C2C is conceived as a summit gathering national and regional clusters from European countries aiming to exchange innovative models for cluster cooperation, explore common areas of interest, activate new partnerships among clusters and between clusters and other innovation actors. 

The meeting will be a unique opportunity to meet high-level representatives of clusters (e.g. cluster managers)  and cluster experts (e.g. policy makers, practitioners) for exchanging knowledge and insights and preparing the ground for practical cluster international cooperation and innovative projects.

Participants will have the opportunity to join two interactive sessions:

  • workshop with keynote speakers and a round table discussion;
  • matchmaking with several rounds of cluster-to-cluster bilateral meetings.

Moreover, all clusters participating in the C2C meeting will have the opportunity to join the R2B - Research to Business exhibition and all related activities, including the Innovate&Match brokerage event on the 6th and 7th June.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is needed. It is already possible to register here.

Up to 15 travel grants are available to support the participation of clusters from EU countries. Here are the Guidelines to take the opportunity to submit travel grant requests, by May the 6th. 

The C2C meeting is organized by ASTER in collaboration with the the Emilia-Romagna Clust-ER Network and the Enterprise Europe Network, it is promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region and has received the patronage of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP).

You can find more information at the official web page.

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