On February 15th 2017, The Institute for Economics and Forecasting Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (IEF –, together with Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI – and the Project Management Agency at the DLR (German Aerospace Center) (DLR – will organize the Clusters Managers’ Seminar, taking place in Conference Room of the IEF in Kiev, Ukraine. This seminar is organised within the framework of two relevant projects funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation: the Black Sea Horizon ( and the Strengthening Research and Innovation towards Ukraine ( projects.

This seminar is inviting 15 cluster managers from the Black Sea region, aiming to promote dialogue between selected research industrial clusters from the Black Sea Region and the EU. Participants will also have the chance to discuss and exchange cooperation opportunities and providing recommendations on how to establish, manage, sustain and internationalise these industrial clusters as well as to support cluster policies and internationalisation of research-based clusters in the Black Sea region. 

Additional information can be found here.

The event is open for public and free of charge. Registrations can be made here

Target Audiences

  • Policy-makers & funding agencies
  • Industrial cluster communities
  • SMEs and other private organizations
  • R&D communities:
  • Research institutes
  • Independent researchers
  • Students and universities involved in industrial clusters
  • Industry stakeholders belonging to ETPs, JTIs, ICT clusters, associations and alliances, etc.
  • Similar projects and initiatives supported by the European Commission and EU Member States.
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