The Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP) for Personalised Healthcare: Report on the "EU‐Japan Cluster Matchmaking Event" more

A strong European policy to support SMEs and entrepreneurs 2015-2020 Public consultation on the Small Business Act more

Report of the incoming mission of European Aerospace Cluster Partnerships more

Since October 2011, the consortium of 18 central European partners has worked together developing a joint strategy on new cluster concepts.more

"Cross-Linking Clusters for Innovation" - the final conference of the ClusteriX project more

From EuroMed@Change to EUROMED Invest project

European Cluster Days 2015: Clusters as the Driving Power of the European Economy more

This was the Cluster Academy 2014

How to build up and manage successfully cluster organizations

By the second time, the Cluster Academy could be established as one module of a Europe wide training course ("Train the Trainers") for people interested in cluster management under the lead of IESE Business School (University of Navarra). The overall training lasts for about six to eight months.

All in all 59 participants such as cluster managers and ministry staff from all over Europe and even beyond (Russia and Trinidad and Tobago) joined the Academy.



Participants following the overall curricula or just the module in Linz were trained in a very interactive manner on the cluster management model of Clusterland Upper Austria which also included a case study and a site visit at the premises of our committed partner RIC GmbH & BRP-Powertrain GmbH & CoKG.



On November 24th half day training has been provided by trainers exclusively for people following the whole "Train the Trainers" curricula.



To secure sustainability and also a long lasting benefit for all participants and for Clusterland as well, participants had the opportunity to book individual meetings with the cluster managers of Clusterland (C2C) to discuss joint project ideas (November 28th).



Based on the very positive feedback received, we plan to keep the format in a similar way in the upcoming year.




European Cluster Conference 2014

A step toward a new European Cluster Strategy for Growth

The fourth European Cluster Conference, organised by the European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, addressed the role of clusters in support of SME growth, industrial renewal and regional structural change and competitiveness. It gathered over 340 cluster stakeholders from across Europe consisting of key policy makers from national and regional authorities, practitioners and high-level speakers from academia and industry. Conference participants discussed the latest trends and challenges for modern cluster policies and worked together to identify priority areas for a new European Cluster Strategy for Growth.

"This conference marks the beginning of a process that will review, and reflect on, the changing role of clusters in today's globalised economy", said M. Baldinato, Member of the Cabinet of Nelli Feroci, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, in his welcome address. He summed up the ambition of the new cluster strategy as "positioning clusters as integrators across policies, sectors, regions and borders".


For more information download full report here.



Dr Stan Higgins is voted the "European Cluster Manager of the Year 2014"


Find more informations on the award ceremony here.




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