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European Alliance Against Coronavirus discuss Cluster policy in Germany

On 24 June, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus travelled virtually to Germany to learn about the cluster policy and landscape in the country. Theresa Gerdes and Lukas Nögel from VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH​ spoke about the development of the German cluster policy and the role of the...
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Smart guide to cluster policy monitoring and evaluation published

The European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (EOCIC) published valuable guidance for cluster policy-makers. It shows how to better monitor results and strategically evaluate policies and programmes set up to support the development of industrial clusters and the competitiveness of its...
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Call for expression of interest for the organisation of an event on Policy Learning for Policy Makers and Capacity Building for Cluster Organisations

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) invites applications from regions and cities from EU and COSME participating countries with a view to hosting a cluster policy learning and capacity building event with its European...
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ESCA: New Eligibility Criteria for Cluster Management Excellence Labels

The European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) is happy to announce the implementation of the first results of the concluded “European Cluster Excellence Initiative – Phase 2”. Main feature is the introduction of a set of “Eligibility Criteria for Cluster Management Excellence Labels”. As of...
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Policy Briefings For 10 European Regions

The European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (EOCIC) has provided customised advice on modern cluster policy in support of industrial modernisation to 10 regions in industrial transition. The services were funded by the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry...
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Apply now! Call for Applications for new Commission Expert Group on Clusters published, Deadline 29/07/2019!

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME is establishing a Commission Expert Group on Clusters. The group will consist of a maximum of 38 members, which will include up to 28 governmental experts nominated by Member States and up to 10...
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Summary Report on Cluster Policy in Regions

The summary report on lessons learnt from fostering modern Cluster Policy in regions in industrial transition summarises the work carried out by EOCIC in the 10 pilot regions in industrial transition and proposes concrete policy proposals tailored to the regions’ needs. The work of EOCIC shows...
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Interview with Dr. Anna Sobczak: "Most Prominent Clusters Provide Individualized Support to Their SME’s"

The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA), the main governmental institution, responsible for implementation of innovation policy in Lithuania, published an interview with Dr. Anna Sobczak, policy making expert for clusters and emerging industries with the European Commisison, keynote...
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Concluding the „European Cluster Excellence Initiative – Phase 2“ Project

VDI/VDE-IT is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the COSME-funded project „European Cluster Excellence Initiative – Phase 2 (ECEI II).“ On April 26, 2019, the European Cluster Excellence Consortium (ECEC) met in the premises of the European Commission in Brussels to discuss the various...
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ECEI II-Update: Taking „Cluster Management Excellence" to the Next Level

A European Consortium comprising 20 partners with a strong background in cluster development, led by VDI/VDE-IT, spent the second half of the last year advancing the objectives of the Second Phase of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI II). The ECEI II project is funded under the COSME...
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The year 2018 "clustered" in a nutshell: Message from the Cluster Team of the European Commission

Dear Cluster Community, The entire Cluster Team of the European Commission would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019! Thanks to your continuous support and enthusiasm in developing modern cluster policy, 2018 has been a major breakthrough in European cluster policy. Firstly...
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Second European Cluster Policy Forum outcomes: the future of cluster labelling, a cluster mobility scheme and a European Cluster Week

On 26 April 2018, the European Commission met with 19 EU country ministry representatives in Brussels for the second edition of the European Cluster Policy Forum. Invited experts took part and participants gave practical examples for the Commissions future involvement in: the labelling of clusters...