European Alliance Against Coronavirus

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European Alliance Against Coronavirus Recap - Clusters and the Enterprise Europe Network in the tourism sector

On 29 June, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus talked about the collaboration between clusters and the Enterprise Europe Network in the field of tourism. Aija Konisevska Azadi, EEN Sector Group Tourism & Culture Heritage​, presented the activities of this EEN sector group, which has 34...
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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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European Alliance Against Coronavirus focus on women as a key competitiveness factor in innovation clusters and ecosystems

On 22 June, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus had their third session about gender balance in clusters and industries. Dana Puia Morel from DG GROW, the European Commission​, presented the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework which can support programmes that want to foster...
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European Alliance Against Coronavirus discuss Clusters and Defence

On 15 June, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus discussed the development of the defence ecosystem and the role clusters play in it. Julie Rafton-Jolivet from TECHTERA presented the European Project EU-ALLIANCE, which supports the internationalisation of dual-use technologies in the fields of...
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European Alliance Against Coronavirus discuss the Swedish Cluster Landscape

On 3 June, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus travelled virtually to Sweden to understand the development of clusters and their main activities in the country. Daniel Kronmann from the Skane region presented the region’s cluster programme for 2021-2027. It has a more integrated approach to...
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European Alliance Against Coronavirus discuss the EU Single Market Programme

On 1 June, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus welcomed Ilse van Rompuy from the European Commission’s DG GROW who introduced the European Single Market Programme (SMP). It is the first-ever programme to boost the Single Market with a budget of €4.2 billion for 2021-2027​. The SMP is designed...
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Development of the Mobility, Transport and Automotive ecosystem

On 27 May, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus talked about how the Mobility, Transport, and Automotive ecosystem is recovering from the Covid-19 crisis. Morgan Guillou from DG GROW, the European Commission, summarised the impact and takeaways from the past year on this key ecosystem in terms...
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Environmental Management Systems - Sustainability Standards across Clusters

On 13 May, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus talked about environmental management systems and how environmental standards can be a value concept for corporate social responsibility and the green transition. Adrian Braun, Arctic Values​, introduced two wide-spread European environmental...
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Monitoring the uptake of Advanced Technologies in European Industry - the ATI project

On 11 May, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus was introduced to the ATI project, which monitors the uptake of Advanced Technologies in the European Industry. Marta Batalla Masana from DG GROW, European Commission, gave an introduction into how the ATI project emerged from different GROW...
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International cooperation and superclusters in the agri-food ecosystem

On 4 May, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus talked about international cooperation based on the example of a European and a Canadian food cluster. Karra-Lee Gerrits from Protein Industries Canada introduced their supercluster that was initiated by the Canadian government to address...
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European Alliance Against Coronavirus session on the Irish Cluster Landscape

On 27 April, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus looked at the cluster landscape in Ireland, how cluster organisations are developing in the country, and in which sectors and ecosystems they are active. Eleanor Doyle from the University College Cork​ provided insights into how clusters are...
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Strategies and actions to increase resilience in SMEs

On 15 April, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus discussed how to increase resilience in SMEs with Veronica Elena Bocci from DITECFER. The session took place in the frame of the Spanish Cluster Congress 2021. Veronica highlighted that disruptions happen at a higher frequency than we might...