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The European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, in partnership with the National Cluster Association of the Czech Republic, CEDEG, Klastr MECHATRONIKA and the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences jointly organised the workshop and matchmaking under the framework of “Clusters meet Regions” cycle.

The “Clusters meet Regions” workshop dedicated to digitalisation, cybersecurity, AI, clean technologies, 3D printing and the VR industry took place on the 23 & 24 October 2023 at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague.

Download the Final Agenda and Participant's Booklet

Read more details on Czech clusters as leaders of global digital and green ecosystems on the newly released Input Paper.


15 regional workshops are being organised in those EU regions that expressed an interest in hosting such a workshop in the period 2022-23 as part of the “Clusters meet Regions” cycle. These events bring together clusters and policymakers of the EU at the national, regional, and local levels to learn from each other how to better use clusters to strengthen industrial ecosystems, serve national/regional economic development and liaise with other regions facing similar transition challenges.

We live in a contemporary and ever-evolving world where clusters play a vital role.

Following the highly successful European Cluster Conference held in Prague in 2022, the National Cluster Association of the Czech Republic, alongside its esteemed counterparts, CEDEG, Klastr MECHATRONIKA and the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, extend a cordial invitation for your return to the Czech Republic.

The cluster landscape in the Czech Republic continues to flourish each year. The National Cluster Association registers over 100 clusters and technological platforms in the Czech Republic, representing 14 EU Industrial Ecosystems. In recent years, the cluster environment witnessed rapid progress, fostering collaboration among Czech clusters at regional and international levels. Czech clusters and their members serve as exemplary partners for innovative projects and lucrative business prospects, with the potential to significantly benefit the European industry and value chains.

During the event, a special segment will be dedicated to the recognition of the Czech Golden Cluster and the announcement of the Best Projects of the Year.


The regional focus of clusters in the Czech Republic varies depending on their specific objectives and areas of expertise. While some clusters may concentrate their activities within a particular region, others have a broader national or even international focus. These clusters aim to promote collaboration, innovation, and economic development within their respective regions or across the entire country.

Given the size of the Czech Republic, the regional focus of these clusters extends beyond a specific region, encompassing the entire nation. These clusters drive advancements in digitalisation, cybersecurity, AI, clean technologies, 3D printing, and the VR industry, along with their synergistic impact on other industries. Their influence extends to sectors such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and transportation, amplifying the transformative potential of these key areas. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange on a national scale, Czech clusters propel the country´s progress across various industries, positioning it as a leader in the digital economy and sustainable development.


The event will unite over 100 attendees, including representatives from Czech and European clusters and companies, along with national and regional public authorities and business support organisations from the Czech Republic and various EU regions.


This event presents a valuable opportunity to establish business relationships among Czech clusters, companies, and other partners from the EU. It is also an ideal platform for identifying suitable project collaborators.

The event aims to bring together EU clusters and companies specialising in the Digital and Additive Manufacturing sectors, renowned for their extensive expertise in the field. They will have the opportunity to share their knowledge and best practices with a diverse audience. The participating companies will not only showcase their capabilities to cluster organisations but also extend an invitation to other European partners seeking potential collaborations.

The event centres around the themes of AI and Cybersecurity in the Manufacturing Sectors, Clean Technologies, 3D printing, and the VR industry. It aims to provide comprehensive insights into each sector and company while also facilitating the exchange of best practices among participants.


The agenda features keynote speeches from distinguished officials representing the European Commission and the Czech Republic.  

The event’s primary focus was on the cluster landscape in the Czech Republic, emphasising the nurturing of collaborations and innovation. Czech and EU companies showcased modern digital solutions and high technology in the field of AI and cybersecurity. Participants explored real-world examples and the practical implementation of clean technologies, 3D printing and the VR industry. The program culminated in a panel discussion dedicated to fostering collaboration between clusters and innovation actors at the regional and national levels.

Participants had the valuable opportunity to present their organisations and engage in matchmaking activities. This provides a platform for networking, exploring potential partnerships, and fostering meaningful connections among the participants.

For more details about the seminar programme and the speakers, the Draft Agenda is available here.


Registration is closed. 


Check out the photos from the event on Flickr.

Presented materials in the frame of the event:

Day 1, 23 October 2023

Master Slide Deck - download presentation

SESSION 2: Modern Digital Solutions and High Technology: Harnessing AI and Cybersecurity in the Manufacturing Sector

Kristina SERMUKSNYTE-ALESIUNIENE, European Cluster Manager of the Year 2022, DIH Coordinator/Cluster Manager, AgriFood Lithuania DIH - AI & Cybersecurity Innovations in AgriFood Manufacturing - download presentation

Day 2, 24 October 2023 - Pitching Session

Luděk Kühr, Networker, Innovator, Scientist, BizGarden - download presentation 

Crea Hydro & Energy - download presentation 

Petr Přikryl, Executive Manager, Czech Optical Cluster - download presentation 

Hana Gabrielova, President, Czech Hemp Cluster - download presentation 

Michela Pivetta, Project Manager EVOLUTE - download presentation 

Vrabčeková Magdaléna, HR Development Cluster - download presentation 

Kateřina Podaná, Klastr Mechatronika - download presentation 

Nanoprogress, Nanotechnology Cluster - download presentation 

Aleksander Stanik, Director of Technology Polish IoT & AI Cluster - download presentation 

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