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Title Description Author Year
July Monthly Newsletter

This month we have shared key ECCP news for our clusters community, including European Commission updates on SMEs’ resilience plus important events taking place across Europe and the latest open calls.

ECCP 2021 Read more
Annual report on European SMEs 2021

This year the European Commission's annual report on SMEs focuses on digitalisation, recovery, the COVID-19 pandemic and sustainability.

European Commission 2021 Read more
June Quarterly Newsletter

The ECCP's June edition of the Quarterly Newsletter 2021, including updates on the EU recovery, green transition, open calls and key events.

ECCP 2021 Read more
Study on the effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe

The overall aim of this study was to gather evidence to determine whether the effectiveness of the delivery of public innovation support in Europe for SMEs has improved since a consultation in 2009.

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, DG GROW 2021 Read more
May monthly newsletter

The May edition of the ECCP newsletter captures the highlights of the previous month, including updates direct from the ECCP community, events, open calls and publications.

ECCP 2021 Read more
Assessment of European cluster capacity building needs report

In 2020, the environment in which clusters operated changed fundamentally. In February 2020, the Economic Outlook of the European Union predicted a slow, yet steady economic growth driven by demand. However, COVID-19 and the consequent health crisis presented unparalleled societal and economic challenges for European clusters, causing new service needs of cluster members as well as a drastic...

European Cluster Collaboration Platform, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (European Commission) 2021 Read more
April newsletter 2021 Read more
Report on Canada's five Superclusters

In 2018, Canada’s five ‘Superclusters were announced, with a five-year government investment of $950 million, to be matched by private sector investment.

These clusters were conceived as areas of targeted business activity comprised of large and small companies, non-profits, academic institutions, and accelerators that work collaboratively to boost innovation and growth in a specific sector.

John Knubley 2021 Read more
Dealing with counterfeiters in China’s cosmetics market

As with companies in any economic sector, cosmetics firms have much to gain from early protection of their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

Registering IP with Chinese authorities and customs before beginning any type of business activity in the country could potentially save SMEs a lot of money, as being able to build strong cases against any local firms which may try to steal their IP is...

China IPR SME Helpdesk 2021 Read more
Developing methods to assess and monitor cluster structures - The case of digital clusters

The purpose of this work is to develop a methodology to assess and monitor cluster structures. The authors’ proposed method assesses the level of cluster structure development by considering cluster transformation analysis in the information and communication sectors of the regional economy, prerequisites for cluster formation, and the current level of digital cluster development in the region.

ECH International Journal of Technology 2020 Read more