How to build up and manage successfully cluster organizations
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.
A step toward 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".
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Dr Stan Higgins is voted the "European Cluster Manager of the Year 2014"
Find more informations on the award ceremony here.