EU-US. Cooperation Arrangement on Clusters signed in Washington, D.C. - Agreement available for download on ECCP
Clusters are being recognised on both sides of the Atlantic as boosters of the economy and a Cooperation Arrangement on Clusters, the first of its kind, was signed on 22 April in Washington D.C.
The agreement was signed between the U.S. Department of Commerce, represented by Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews, and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs by Director-General Daniel Calleja, represented by Joanna Drake, Director responsible for Entrepreneurship and SMEs.
The objective of this agreement is to facilitate transatlantic linkages between EU and US clusters, and help SMEs find strategic partners.
For more information and access to the agreement visit the news page.
Series of cluster matchmaking events in Milan: upcoming events in September-October 2015
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs together with the Enterprise Europe Network organise a series of cluster to cluster and cluster to business / B to B matchmaking events in Milan in the context of Expo Milano 2015.
After the previous EU-CELAC and EU-Mediterranea events in May-June 2015, the next events should raise strong interest amongst european clusters of the agro-food sector (and other sectors) with opportunities to find collaborations with cluster organisations from the ASEAN (South-East Asia) and from North America (US and Canada).
For more information, visit the page of the two events: