"Participation in the EU-Canada cluster delegation has enabled OPTITEC to get a better insight into the Canadian cluster ecosystem and to establish valuable contacts for a fruitful collaboration with Canadian peers. Big thanks to the DG Growth and EASME for their support and to the ECCP team for a flawless organisation.3 days packed with visits and meetings provided us with an insight into dynamic start-up and SME ecosystem, with a focus on the functioning of the first 5 Canadian superclusters. A highlight of the trip was the signing of an administrative arrangement between Canada and the EU facilitating trans-Atlantic cluster collaboration. An excellent basis to build upon - Pôle OPTITEC will definitely return to Canada in order to consolidate links with our peers and provide even better support to our members."
Ziga Valic, Pôle Optitec