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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
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
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
TRACE-KEI partners will participate in the TCI European Conference in Sofia. Cluster managers from DARE (Italy), Innoskart (Hungary), Madan Parque (Portugal), Agrofood cluster (Romania) Green Synergy Cluster (Bulgaria) and Cluster for Energy efficiency (Serbia) will be an Ambassadors of Cluster Excellence practices. The conference will be held on 20-22 March in Sofia with main aim to encourage the exchange of knowledge and information among cluster practitioners and regions in the scope of international co-operation. It will be a great opportunity to promote the project results outside the partners’ area and spread...
Date: 16/03/2018 - 15:46 | TRACE-KEI - TRAns-national Collaboration Empowering Key European Industries
INNOVOUCHER project has worked to develop a new model of innovation voucher programme supporting the transnational exchange of innovation services in Europe. The project aims to help European regions and national governments to face their innovation challenges and achieve their goals in their innovation support to companies by putting into place a collaborative framework across Europe. This way, regions and enterprises can take advantage of the globalization benefits and Europe can promote competitiveness and cooperation in an effective and cross-national way. With a view to spread the future adoption of the improved...
Date: 16/03/2018 - 12:44 | INNOVOUCHER
Get up to 30,000 €, co-create and test your digital health solution with a healthcare organisation and receive personalized business support. Apply before 8th June 2018! inDemand is a new model where Healthcare organizations and companies co-create Digital Health solutions, with the economic support of public regional funds. Why is this model innovative? inDemand applies at the same time demand-driven and co-creation approaches. This EU project is currently being developing in three pilot regions: Murcia (Spain), Paris (France) and Oulu (Finland). Paris Region has launched its first call for companies interested in...
Date: 13/03/2018 - 17:31 | inDemand Health

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