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Clusgrid consortium makes grow their regions

After participating in a Study Visit held in Barcelona during 6th and 7th of November, the delegation of CLUSGRID members and INNODROP members traveled to Valencia to attend the event Grow Your Region, organized by the European Commission to promote cooperation between public and private agents linked to the cluster world. The event was co-organized by the General Directorates for "Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMES" and "Regional and Urban Policy", in cooperation with the Government of Valencia. This conference sought to generate knowledge about the implementation and deployment of European smart specialization strategies and particularly, the ways in which clusters have driven the growth of European regions.

As well as counting with first level speaker and gathered more than 300 attendees, the conference had a differentiating element: to involve everyone to participate. In this way, the consortium had the chance to participate in several workshops, first joining the European Commission directly in charge of Cluster Excellence program to brainstorm about the next call for projects. And secondly to find out new initiatives to put in place to helping to achieve having World Class Clusters.



About the CLUSGRID Project

This Study Visit is part of the activities planned within the CLUSGRID project, whose objective is the creation of strategic alliances of clusters at a European level around the value chain of Smart Grids and to provide them with more and better tools to improve the competitiveness of European SMEs.

About the Cluster Excellence program

The Cluster Excellence program aims to create World Class Clusters across the EU by supporting the excellence of clusters. The European Commission launched in 2009 the European Cluster Excellence Initiative - ECEI

About Solartyswww.solartys.org/en

Solartys, Cluster for the Internationalization and Innovation of Spanish Solar Energy Companies, has been working since 2009 with companies from all over Spain related to the fields of solar energy and energy efficiency. The cluster plays a key role in promoting the internationalization and competitiveness of its members, with the support of the Spanish Government, regional autonomous organizations and the European Union.

Contact person:

Alba Álvarez
Cluster Manager

Tel.  +34 93 182 88 13 /