ClusterXchange (CXC) is a pilot scheme launched in 2020 that aims to foster internationalisation, transnational collaboration and networking, peer-learning, and innovation-oriented activities among cluster organisations and their members.

A webinar on 9 November 2021 at 15:00 CEST will be a chance for the Partnerships to reflect on the first phase of the scheme by exchanging lessons learnt, good practices, assessing the impact and sharing success stories from both the virtual and physical exchange.

A session will also be dedicated to the next steps of CXC and how the scheme can widen its reach and impact. The event will begin with an opening from the CXC SO and EISMEA/DG GROW followed by a brief look at the objectives of the CXC and the impact that has been realized. The webinar will also give an opportunity for the SO, Partnerships and former participants to share lessons learnt and best practices attained from different perspectives.

Two Excellence Partnerships will present their experience together with the Host and Visiting Organisations that conducted exchanges. And finally, post-pilot phase of CXC will be addressed by the EISMEA and CXC SO.    

The agenda for this webinar is as follows:

15:00 – 15:05    Welcome & introduction

  • Introduction of the speakers and moderators by the SO
  • Presentation of the agenda by the SO
  • Key opening notes from the European Commission

15:05 – 15:15    A brief update on ClusterXchange

  • Initial objectives and expected impact 
  • Physical versus virtual exchanges

15:15 – 15:25    Lessons learnt and best practices about CXC

15:25 – 16:10    Testimonials from CXC participants and Partnerships

Success stories from a virtual exchange:

o            Excellence Partnership: Andrei Laurentiu Popescu, Coordinator of Strengthening clusters Management Activities and Running Trans-national for implementation of nearly Zero Energy Buildings (SMART4NZEB)

o            CXC participant – Host Organisation: Katarzyna Korczak, Project manager at RIC Pro-Akademia

o            CXC participant –Visiting Organisation: Primož Zorec, CEO of CoGreen d.o.o.

Success stories from a physical exchange:

o            Excellence Partnership: Enrico Venturini, Coordinator of European TEXtile-TRAnsport-Sustainability paradigm for industrial clusters EXcellence in cross-sector innovation (EXTRATEX)

o            CXC participant – Host Organisation: Petra Dufkova, Project manager at CLUTEX - klastr technicke textilie, z.s.

o            CXC participant – Visiting Organisation: Gilberto Biliotti, General Manager at BIPIER SRL

16:10 – 16:15    Next phase: post-pilot phase of CXC

  • Presentation by SO

16:15 – 16:25    Q&A

16:25 – 16:30    Feedback Survey and wrap-up

Participation in the webinar is limited to the Excellence Partnerships and former participants of CXC and personal invitations with the agenda will be sent by the CXC Support Office.

For more information, contact the CXC SO at clusterxchange [at] clustercollaboration.eu

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