Towards European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments - Call for the expression of interest

DEADLINE: 31 March 2017

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs invites cluster organisations, other business network organisations, technology centres and science parks interested to team up around specific industrial thematic areas, in the context of industrial modernisation.

Through a dedicated call for the expression of interest, the aim is to mobilise European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments (ESCP-S3). This call is linked to the establishment of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation and Investment and is envisaged to strengthen industry participation and inter-regional collaboration in the implementation of smart specialisation strategies.

To find out more about the partnering process, its wider context, potential benefits as well as how to express your interest, please see the full text of  the call for the expression of interest. For additional support, please also have a look at the FAQs section and at the Partner Search guidelines.


The partnering process via the partner search tool of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform is possible until 31 March 2017.

The Partner Search tool remains active at your disposal for any other initiatives to upload your offer/demand and find a cooperation partner.

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