Industry clusters on the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) agenda

Submitted by Lucia Seel on 05 December 2019, the Spanish Federation of Clusters, in close collaboration with the European Commision’s unit for Advanced Technologies, Clusters and Social Economy (DG GROW), the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism will have a space at the Climate Summit (COP25) in Madrid on 12 December 2019 to showcase how the industry collaboration through clusters is fundamental for the creation of new solutions for climate change.

More than 25,000 representatives from 200 countries will meet in Madrid at IFEMA, at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) from 2 to 13 December 2019, where the ambition to address climate change issues will be high. Part of the work will be articulated around the Climate Action Alliance, an initiative led by Chile and to which Spain has joined.

Clusters will have a presentation space in the Science and Innovation Area of ​​the Green Zone on December 12th, from 16:00 to 18:00 hrs, under the title “Industrial Ecosystems and Open Innovation: the example of Business Clusters”, which will be divided into three different sessions:

Eva Revilla (policy officer for industry clusters at the European Commission and expert on low carbon and resource efficiency support measures for companies), will present the European policies for collaborative innovation through clusters and, in particular, the opportunities it brings to foster solutions for climate change. She will also inform about future EU financing opportunities for industry clusters and companies.

Three experts, Eva Revilla, Jordi Llinares (Deputy Director General of Digitalization of Industry and Collaborative Environments at the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism) and Antonio Novo (President of the Spanish Federation of Clusters), will discuss how public policies supporting business collaboration through clusters (Innovative Business Groups) can help the development of quality projects, size and true impact, facilitating the involvement of SMEs.

The sessions will conclude with a roundtable: representatives from four Spanish clusters Catalan Water Partnership (represented by Xavier Amores), Aragón Energy Cluster (represented by Paco Valenzuela), Andalucia Smart City Cluster (Daniel González) and Construction Cluster from Valencia will showcase relevant projects carried out through the clusters and  share their experiences.



Antonio Novo, President of the National Federation of Innovative Business Groups

Phone: 650 410 080

email: antonio.novo [at] ()

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