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Europe’s industrial clusters mobilise to fight COVID-19

How are European industrial clusters active in the fight against COVID-19? Euronews explores this topic in a recent article, accompanied by a video showing how clusters are involved in innovation to fight the COVID-19 crisis. The objective is to innovate, bring new products quickly onto the market...
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European Alliance Against Coronavirus: List of previous recordings

From March to July 2020, the European Cluster Alliance (ECA) hosted webinars on pertinent issues of clusters during the COVID-19 crisis. Below you can find summaries and videos of the webinars. To read more on the ECA webinars on The Role of Clusters in Accelerating the European Recovery (since...
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5th edition of Poster Mapster 2021, the French clusters mapping

France Clusters has just published the 5th edition of its “Mapster”, the mapping of French clusters #Mapster 2021 includes almost 300 industrial and services clusters, representing overall 80,000 French companies and their 1,500,000 employees in all sectors and regions of France. It is a unique tool...
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14 new superclusters launched in Denmark

Denmark will launch 14 new superclusters on 1 January 2021 to support and develop the innovative power of the nation's small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The new clusters will provide a link between companies and knowledge institutions in fields where Denmark has particular expertise, such...
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‘Make clusters stronger to make Europe greener, more digital and resilient’ says Commissioner Breton at European Cluster Conference 2020

Key stakeholders from across Europe have gathered online for the first ever fully virtual European Cluster Conference. The European Commission’s flagship annual cluster event brought together cluster managers, cluster organisations, associations and partnerships and their members to debate and shape...
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Clusters have key role to play in European recovery, says Commissioner Breton

European Commissioner Thierry Breton has hailed the response of clusters to the COVID-19 crisis and stressed the key role they must play in creating greener, digital, and more resilient industrial ecosystems across the continent. The Commissioner for the Internal Market was speaking at the start of...
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CTA partners with EU project GALACTICA to support digitisation in textile and aerospace sectors

The Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA) cluster network has joined AEI Tèxtils and ATEVAL in partnering with GALACTICA, an EU project aimed at digitalising the textile and aerospace sectors. The project will launch two open calls for innovative SMEs worth €3 million in 2021 and 2022...
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Around the world in three hours - the first Global Cluster Matchmaking event

More than 100 clusters and business development organisations from 36 countries met at the first online Global Cluster Matchmaking. Through almost 200 cluster-to-cluster meetings they (re)connected the cluster ecosystem worldwide - and new global collaborations driven by clusters have already begun...
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Cluster Centre Webinar report: The role, inter-relationships and principles of clusters

Cluster Centre, the national umbrella support organisation for the development of Irish based Industry Clusters, has just published an interesting report on a webinar held on 21st August. The webinar revolved around the role, inter-relationships and principles of clusters and was hosted by Dr...
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How clusters are driving innovation within Australia’s food and agribusiness industry

The key role of clusters in driving innovation in the Australian agrifood industry has been highlighted by Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL). The fifth annual edition of FIAL's book Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations features more than 45 industry innovations which all...
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Coronavirus: European Commission launches call for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

The European Commission has launched a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the call is to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from the...
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Insights from a whistle-stop tour of German clusters

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s ‘go-cluster’ programme brings together more than 80 of the country's outstanding and efficient innovation clusters. There are many factors that help make an innovation cluster strong and competitive, but a key element for its success is...