Resilience

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industrie4.0 Flanders

In order to retain and strengthen the manufacturing industry, the Government of Flanders is investing heavily in the transition to industry 4.0. This integrated approach is developing along five lines of action. 1) The creation of a central platform enables better consultation between the government...

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Clusters SMEs Invest (France)

The programme offers tailor-made financial products for SMEs members of cluster organisations.

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Arctic Smartness in North East Finland

The Finnish regions of North East Finland provide an example on how to use cluster policy to support both the competitiveness of the regional companies in the international value chain and the green transition. The platform Arctic Smartness to support SMEs in Lapland has been established in 2018...

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Clusters of solidarity economy

In Italy, Clusters of solidarity economy (DES Reggio Emilia, DES Brescia, DES Brianza, DES Altro Tirreno, DES Varese, DES Torino, DES Livorno) have as their primary objective the creation of economic spaces that are attentive to the local area, to the common good and to whatever else is needed to...

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Competitiveness Clusters Portugal

In 2019, the Portuguese Government and the Competitiveness Clusters signed the Sectoral Pacts for Competitiveness and Internationalisation (Pactos Setoriais para a Competitividade e Internacionalização) to increase the competitiveness, innovation and internationalisation of Portuguese businesses...

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AS-Fabrik Alliance

AS-Fabrik Alliance is an initiative for city-level collaboration to build a skills ecosystem for current and future workers in the knowledge-intensive business services sector in Bilbao (Spain). It is developed by an alliance comprising local government actors, university research centres and two...

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ACCIÓ + R4S , Shared value projects of Catalan clusters

ACCIÓ + R4S (supported by BLabSpain) contains the development of 6 pilot projects in Catalan clusters focused on identifying collaborative project with which create shared value.

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Competitive intelligence and foresight initiatives by Basque Clusters

Competitive intelligence and foresight initiatives developed by Basque Clusters with support from SPRI/Basque Government: Basque clusters support programme has considered competitive intelligence and foresight as an essential input for cluster organisations strategy building and a groundbase for...

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Mapping of the Spanish Federation of Clusters

The Spanish Federation of Clusters is now developing a mapping, On it, clusters report about their professional capacities, resources in term of classrooms, skilling programs, alliances with educational institutions and other clusters, participation on public programs at European level (i.e. Erasmus...

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Clusters, Collective Research

Collective research projects are R&D activities based on the mapping of the innovation needs of the cluster members, especially SMEs in the given sector or technology segment. The results of the joint cluster projects have to be pre-competitive, so that they can be exploited by a larger group of...

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Technology and Industrial Modernization Roadmaps

The main goal of the activity is to support the development of innovation networks - technology platforms as tools for increasing the intensity of joint research, development and innovation activities between business entities and the research sector. The technology platforms are networks bringing...

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State-aid program: Strengthening Value Added Chains , Clusters , Networking

The state-aid program "Strengthening Value Added Chains - Clusters – Networking” was launched in 17 May 2021 by the General Secretariat of Industry and the Special Agency for Managing Co-funding Projects in the Sectors of Manufacturing, Commerce and Consumers’ Protection of the Hellenic Ministry for...