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From 10 – 12 th April INNO-DROP consortia - funded by COSME Cluster Excellence Program, organized a joint training on communication skills, a key driver for cluster excellence management. Two separated sessions tackled Oral Presentations and Social networks by experts with international background on the topics. Again, CLUSGRID consortia joined INNO-DROP through Eastern Cluster ICT from Poland. The consortia took the opportunity to visit top technological centres in Liberec working in Nanotechnology to screen new opportunities for collaboration in the field of water sector. COSME - Clusters Excellence programme aims to...
Date: 18/04/2018 - 10:59 | INNO-DROP - INNOvation and Development in clusteR excellence and cOoperative Partnerships
INNO-DROP partner from the Czech Republic, Nanoprogress , has recently been awarded with the Gold Label of Cluster Excellence, awareded within the framework of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI). The audit was conducted in December 2017, after two years of preparation. This certification supports Nanoprogress positioning among the "group of excellence" in the European cluster management ecosystem. Only sixty clusters in Europe have reached the Gold Label of the ECEI. The "Cluster Management Excellence Label GOLD - Proven for Cluster Excellence" of...
Date: 26/03/2018 - 08:14 | INNO-DROP - INNOvation and Development in clusteR excellence and cOoperative Partnerships
IMPACT Connected Car at 4YFN 2018: Mobilise your company! Last Monday 26th of February a snowy Barcelona woke up more crowded than usual. At Fira Gran Via more than 2,400 companies showcased cutting-edge products and services across 120,000 net square metres of exhibition: the Mobile World Congress ( MWC ), the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital , was taking place. But also its side event: 4 Years From Now (4YFN) . 4YFN is the start-up business platform of Mobile World Capital that enables startups, investors and corporations to connect and launch...
Date: 12/04/2018 - 17:10 | <IMPACT> Connected Car
The Clusters3 project partners met for the 6th Interregional Workshop in Belfast. The project partners and stakeholders attended the “Powering Innovation and Building Capacity” conference organised by Invest Northern Ireland and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland. Opening the conference held at Titanic Belfast, Noel Lavery, Permanent Secretary at the Department for the Economy said: “It is widely recognised that being part of a cluster provides firms with competitive advantages including economies of scale, increased productivity and better innovation which individually they cannot obtain on their own...
Date: 10/04/2018 - 22:53 | CLUSTERS3 - Leveraging Cluster Policies for successful implementation of RIS3
Stakeholders of cluster policy in Lubelskie met 26 March to talk about the action plan. The aim of the meeting was to present the good practices and inspirations for cluster policy in Lubelskie Region. The participants had also the opportunity to discuss current trends and challenges that are relevant for regional cluster environment. In the meeting took part representatives of Polish Business and Innovation Centers Association in Poland that assisted Lubelskie to identify best experiences in the field of boosting cluster policy. Since 2-year Phase 1 of Cluster3 came to its end, the meeting was also a great opportunity to...
Date: 10/04/2018 - 22:42 | CLUSTERS3 - Leveraging Cluster Policies for successful implementation of RIS3
What is the motivation behind a partnership’s initiative to work together on developing a set of policy recommendations? It is because the joint effort to look for key issues that need to be addressed by the policy agendas at different levels helps to identify and prioritise „common denominators“, those themes that are relevant for more than just one region, for more than just one country. It is because it helps the partnership speak with a joint and stronger voice („the power of WE“) about the needs to be addressed by the policy level, especially when it comes to communicate in a broader, European context. Clusterix 2.0...
Date: 03/04/2018 - 16:07 | CLUSTERIX 2.0
This year, 14 clusters celebrate their first year of being officially acknowledged and subsidised as ‘ Innovative Business Network ’ by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship . Therefore, the past stakeholder meeting was themed: one year cluster management. Not only did we look back at successes of the past year, by presenting some success stories as well as a general overview of the clusters’ achievements of past year. We also looked ahead. In workshops, the cluster managers identified some of their main bottlenecks and together, they looked for potential...
Date: 27/03/2018 - 12:36 | CLUSTERIX 2.0
Four European life science clusters that participate in the COSME-funded “Excellence Cluster for Regional Improvement” (ECRI) project performed a study visit in Munich in parallel with their participation in the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Council of European BioRegions (CEBR) that took place on 22-23 March. The project partners come from four different countries with a different level of cluster excellence. The four consortia members are Bioib (Cluster biotecnològic i biomèdic de les Illes Balears); KLK (Klaster LifeScience Krakow); bioPmed (Piedmont Innovation...
Date: 29/03/2018 - 09:37 | ECRI - Excellence Cluster for Regional Improvement
TRACE-KEI partners participated in the TCI European Conference held in Sofia on 20-22 of March. Cluster managers from DARE (Italy), Innoskart (Hungary), Madan Parque (Portugal), Agrofood cluster (Romania) Green Synergy Cluster (Bulgaria) and Cluster for Energy efficiency (Serbia) had the opportunity to meet other cluster managers and cluster practicioners from more than 25 countries and to exchange knowledge, information and inspiration about opportunities for successful cluster networks, economy development and future plans for clusters co-operation. The event...
Date: 23/03/2018 - 13:29 | TRACE-KEI - TRAns-national Collaboration Empowering Key European Industries

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