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C2LAb was an interactive workshop to network, meet new people, mature your project idea, and build the business case. 

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform, in collaboration with Clusters of Sweden and Mobile Heights, organised the second edition of the Cluster Collaboration Labs in Lund, Sweden, on 21-22 March 2023. It was open to cluster organisations, companies, research organisations, actors from the civil society, and other interested entities. Before and during the lab, the participants teamed up and developed together their project idea and business case.

After the workshop, the ECCP team do a follow-up and support in the further development of projects, for example, looking into suitable financing sources.

The C2Lab was open to participants from the European Union and the SMP/COSME countries.

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Why come to Sweden?

Make new contacts with the Swedish innovation ecosystem! Sweden is one of Europe’s most innovative countries. You are invited to join a “tech safari” to visit companies and technology parks in Lund at the beginning of the C2Lab. That way, you learn more about the Swedish innovation ecosystem and can make new business contacts. Companies of the “tech safari” include Alfa Lavel, Axis, Bosch R&D centre, E.On ectogrid, Ericsson Sony, Sigma Connectivity Tetra Pak, and Volvo Cars. We will also visit the Ideon Science Park and the Medicon Village Science Park. Please see the agenda for the full list (published below).

This C2Lab is organised in the context of the Sweden Innovation Days (online) and the Sweden’s Innovation Ecosystem Summit, an in-person event that expects more than 500 participants. The event brings together the core of Sweden's national and regional profiles from innovation environments, politics, business, academia and society. The C2Lab participants will join the opening programme and the networking lunch of this summit.

How does the C2Lab work?


The C2Lab is a co-creation space and counts on your active participation. The aim is to mature project ideas and build business cases with other participants, potentially from other regions, countries, or sectors, which will be further implemented after the lab itself. Based on the interests and ideas that are submitted during the registration process, the C2Lab team will create working groups that share similar areas of interests or that could tackle similar challenges. You will also have the opportunity to contact other participants before the event to initiate new collaborations.

During the C2Lab, a moderation team will guide the working groups and support with the definition of next steps to put your ideas into practice. The goal is to have a project roadmap at the end of the C2Lab. The team will follow up with you after the event and help with challenges you might face to start the implementation.

What kind of projects are we looking for?

We are open for your ideas! The projects developed at the C2Lab should support the green and digital transition and increase the resilience of the European industry. This time, the focus is on:

  • Energy transition: Creating advanced and innovative solutions in green technology, energy efficiency and fossil-free industry, that contribute to the global energy transition.
  • Circular economy: Developing economically and environmentally sustainable and circular business solutions.
  • Open strand: Any idea related to the green and digital transition and increasing resilience of the European industrial ecosystems.

Please bear in mind possible synergies with existing projects and initiatives, and if you like to address a similar idea, consider how to collaborate and build on the existing work.


Stay up to date: Join the C2Lab Discussion Group

We have created a group for you to exchange your views and meet potential project partners. We will also share information on the C2Lab in this group.

Please join and be part of the C2Lab: C2Lab Discussion Group

In case you have any questions, please don´t hesitate to contact us at c2lab [at] clustercollaboration.eu

Location and date

Lund, Sweden

21-22 March 2023

On 1 March, the ECCP organised an EU Clusters Talk to explain the C2Lab and hear from participants about their project ideas.  For more information about the C2Lab, visit its dedicated EU Clusters Talk event page.


Learn more about the event by checking the agenda.

Input Paper 

Learn relevant information about the Swedish innovation ecosystem and funding instruments in the Input Paper.

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