"Clusters are organic systems. They can grow into powerful and versatile tools, and the most important task of any cluster policy is enabling this growth. This conference clearly showed that cluster organisations, intermediaries/associations and policymakers find value added if (1) the clusters consciously manage their missing competences, (2) there exists a platform to supply for this demand, and (3) there are both funds enabling easy access to said competences and opportunities for those reaching the next step. This interplay of shared interest among levels is essential for clusters to fulfil their true potential for economic competitiveness on a European or global scale."
Gál Körmendy, President of the Hungarian National Association of Innovative Clusters (IKOSZ)