Cluster organisations play a key role in boosting economic growth and competitiveness in Europe. 

There are nearly 1,000 cluster organisations registered at the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

They are managed by people who dedicate their professional life to bring together different actors of industrial ecosystems. These people facilitate the cooperation between cluster members and promote their activities, which are effective springboards and "transformation and growth accelerators" for accelerating SMEs internationalisation.

As with former editions, the European Cluster Conference 2020 will organise an award ceremony to present the European Cluster Manager of the Year award.

The Cluster Manager of the Year Award provides an opportunity for European Cluster managers to showcase their excellence and for the European Union to promote the excellence of European cluster initiatives. This year, the award has been designed to focus on the communication aspects of the cluster.

The winner of the Cluster Manager of the Year will be announced at the European Cluster Conference, which is taking place virtually on 10-11 November 2020. Three shortlisted cluster managers, selected by an expert jury, will be invited to give a pitch and be involved in a Q&A.

Conference participants will then vote on who should receive the award, which will be given during the event.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, 4 November 2020 (17.00 CET)

Should you require any help/assistance with your application of the European Cluster Manager of the Year 2020, please contact awards [at]

We wish you the best of luck and look forward seeing you at the European Cluster Conference in November!

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