C2Lab in Cluj, Romania: A round-up of activities & summary of the projects

Submitted by ECCP Team on 30 June 2022

On 22 & 23 June 2022, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) organised the first Cluster Collaboration Lab (C2Lab), in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This C2Lab took place in the context of the 7th edition of the annual Transylvanian Clusters International Week (TCIW).

At this two-day workshop event the 50+ participants representing companies, cluster organisations, financial providers, civil society actors, and other interested entities had the possibility to meet new potential partners, team up within or across regions & countries, and develop together a roadmap for their next projects.

What was the purpose of the C2Lab?

The C2Lab is a co-creation space. The structure of the interactive workshop was designed to develop project roadmaps with the other participants in the lab, who could be from other regions, countries, or sectors. Check out the event pictures here to see how the workshop was designed to facilitate this interaction.

What was the structure of the C2Lab?

Following a presentation overview of the current disruptions in supply chains and possible solutions, the participants presented their initial project ideas. These were then discussed, and working groups formed across the following sectors:

  • Agri-Food
  • Construction & Materials
  • Social Affairs
  • Energy & Logistics

What were the outcomes of the C2Lab?

The project ideas were then presented to all participants, and merged into a shortlist of projects proposals to be further developed.

The results were as follows:

  1. Communities of practice for stakeholder engagement and education for the topics of agri-food, digital, and energy. The idea is to offer innovation camps and platforms for the business, public, and prosumers/community.
  2.  Innovation process in health to facilitate the development of devices and standardisation. The project includes the mapping of resources to accompany the journey from idea to product in the health sector. The clusters want to create an “innovator’s roadmap” that should help Europe in standardising processes and products.
  3. Community platforms for energy. This project seeks to share knowledge, extend the existing regulatory frameworks, and improve data availability related to energy.

What are the next steps and how can I get involved in developing these projects?

The participants will continue defining further each project together and will be supported by the team members of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

If you are interested in collaborating in any of the projects, please contact the organising team at c2lab [at] clusterscollaboration.eu

How can I attend the next C2Lab?

The ECCP will organise three more C2Labs until end of 2023. Each workshop is open to entities from across Europe, and requires previous registration.

For information about this registration, look out for updates on our ECCP social media channels (Twitter and LinkedIn), in the ECCP newsletter (sign up here), and on the C2Lab webpage.

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