European Clusters Alliance elects its Board of Directors
Brussels, 4 March 2020.
The European Clusters Alliance has chosen its Board of Directors. On 28 February 2020, its twelve members elected Antonio Novo Guerrero, chairman of the Spanish federation Clusters.es, as president. Hervé Floch, AFPC (Association Française des Pôles de Compétitivité), and Krzysztof Krystowski, Polish Clusters Association, were nominated both as vice-presidents.
The European Clusters Alliance was launched in 2019. It is a bottom-up initiative that gathers 13 national cluster associations and represents more than 740 clusters altogether, of the 965 European clusters officially registered in the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. Its main mission is to give Europe´s clusters a common voice and promote the inter-cluster collaboration at international level. By facilitating their collaboration and strengthening their bonds, the European Clusters Alliance aims to position clusters as key agents in the European innovative ecosystem for the development and growth of the economy.
The European Commission has strongly supported cluster development for years, for example through their active involvement in programs such as COSME, INTERREG or HORIZON 2020.
The current members of the European Clusters Alliance are:
- Association Française des Pôles de Compétitivité (France)
- Association of Business Clusters (Bulgaria)
- Clustero (Romania)
- France Clusters (France)
- Hungarian National Alliance of Innovative Clusters (Hungary)
- KlasterLT (Lithuania)
- Lapland network of clusters (Finland)
- Latvian Clusters Network (Latvia)
- National Cluster Association (Czech Republic)
- Polish Clusters Association (Poland)
- Portugal Clusters (Portugal)
- Spanish Federation of AEIs and Clusters (Spain)
- Union of Slovak Clusters (Slovakia)
The European Cluster Alliance will be open to interested associations to participate and share its vision.
For more information, contact the Board of Directors:
Antonio Novo Guerrero, President European Clusters Alliance
+34 650 410 080