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France Clusters

Lisa Besnard
EU and international project manager

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Summary and objectives

France Clusters is a national association working with 300 industrial and services clusters and similar territorial ecosystems of innovation / SMEs support organisations (accelerators, incubators, etc)

For more than 20 years, France Clusters has been accompanying clusters in their work with enterprises, with the purpose of being a place for dialogue and exchange of experiences among clusters as well as a link for interclustering cooperation both at French and international level. France Clusters is also a well-known services and training centre, supporting the enhancement of the professional skills of cluster managers and their operational teams. Finally, as a think tank for public institutions, France Clusters has contributed to the development of the national clusters’ policies and several regional cluster policies in France. It has also played a major role in the European Cluster Excellence Initiative by defining with its European counterparts the criteria to assess excellent cluster management and deliver qu

Services offered

Services offered
  • Support the structuring of territorial productive ecosystems by facilitating the cooperation of SME / Territory acceleration tools with proven complementarity:
    • Industrial and services clusters 
    • Accelerators and incubators
    • Their partners (public, scientific, financial, training partners)
  • Support the emergence and development of clusters and SME acceleration and financing tools
  • Participate in the dissemination of the culture of inter-enterprise cooperation 
  • Support clusters as players in the transition to societal impacts
  • Support the structuring of emerging markets through inter-cluster cooperation

Participation in other Networks / associations

Profile name Location Network type
European Clusters Alliance (ECA)
Belgium

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 29.03.2021
5th edition of Poster Mapster 2021, the French clusters mapping