SSTI online event: A Practical Guide to Cluster Development

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 19 February 2017

Is your organization currently using or interested in pursuing clusters as an economic development tool? To help inform this process, Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, the CEO of Cluster Navigators and a Co-Founder of TCI, will join SSTI for a special webinar drawing on his experiences engaging more than 1,000 clusters in over 50 countries.

With a focus on the United States, we will explore how both established and aspiring cluster initiatives can use The Cluster Development Handbook and the 12 Steps of Cluster Development (attached), authored by Ffowcs-Williams. Discussion will include topics such as cluster identification, developing short- and long-term strategies for success, launching an organization, and measuring and evaluating impact. We will also consider how public agencies (especially at the state and local levels) can support cluster development and potential future opportunities for cluster development in the U.S.


  • Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, CEO, Cluster Navigators
  • Jonathan Dworin, Policy Analyst, SSTI

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017Time: 9-10 p.m. CETWhere: OnlineCost: FREE!

More information on the event & registration is available here.

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