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Registration is open for the European Cluster Conference 2019!

  • The European Cluster Conference 14-16 May 2019: "Connecting Ecosystems: Bridge. Inspire. Change"

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is pleased to announce that registration for the European Cluster Conference 2019 is open. The event takes place on 14-16 May 2019 at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest under the Romanian EU Presidency. 400 places, free of charge, are up for grabs for cluster policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders.

This sixth edition of the European Cluster Conference will be an inspiring not-to-be-missed event, where you will have the chance to learn about recent and future cluster policy priorities and developments in support of innovative and sustainable industrial modernisation, and interregional cooperation. The 2019 conference will put the spotlight on connecting ecosystems and focus on digitalisation and skills gap, circular economy, shared value and social impact.

The conference programme includes high-level plenary sessions on the need for clusters of change, panel discussions on fostering strategic interregional collaboration and linkages across European Commission cluster-related EU initiatives, interactive sessions where participants will have their say and share experiences, best practices and challenges.

The pre-conference EU cluster matchmaking event in the morning of 14 May has 150 places for those interested in teaming up with others. It is organised in collaboration with the European Cluster Collaboration Platform and the Enterprise Europe Network. The benchmark of 114 cluster organisations from 21 countries that participated in the last EU cluster matchmaking at the 2016 conference risks to be beaten. To take part in the matchmaking, sign up separately via the registration form on the conference website.

Last but not least, the conference is an opportunity to listen to feedback from the EU Cluster Weeks events as well as to vote for the European Cluster Manager of the Year and hear about the European Strategic Cluster Partnerships of the Year for going international, for smart specialisation investments and for new industrial value chains (INNOSUP-1 cluster project of the Year). If you wish to take part in any of the awards, please fill out the form on the European Cluster Collaboration Platform or the Conference website.

How to register and find out more?

To register and join us at the event, please click here. Early registration is advised to ensure a place.

More information about the European Cluster Conference can be found at https://www.eucluster2019.eu  

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