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EU-US Cluster Roundtable for knowledge exchange

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Attention: EU cluster managers!


  • Are you interested in collaborating with US clusters and R&I networks?

  • Wish to find new opportunities for your members abroad?

  • Eager to learn from peers how to establish successful international links?

If so, we would like to invite you to participate in a high-level US-EU Cluster collaboration roundtable!

The roundtable is a part of US cluster delegation visit to EU organised by BILAT US 4.0 taking place from the 6th to the 9th of November 2018. The roundtable will focus on networking and knowledge exchange with the US delegation consisting of 13 American business associations, R&I networks, and cluster organisations representing 8 US States. The US participants are active in the fields of clean energy, clean tech, sustainability, smart cities, and e-mobility, and are interested in cooperation with clusters and stakeholders of the R&I ecosystem in the EU.

Organised by BILAT USA 4.0 in collaboration with Cluster Excellence Denmark and International Cleantech Network (ICN), the roundtable will showcase EU-US cluster collaboration opportunities, success stories, and good practices for cluster management.

Following the roundtable, EU clusters will also have a chance to take part in a co-creation workshop “Building New Transatlantic Cluster Collaborations” and participate in a networking session with the US delegation participants.

In order to attend the event, please  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  for the event. Registration is free but obligatory.

Registration deadline: 26 October 2018 14:00 CET - Attention, limited seats available!

This event addresses EU clusters from different industry sectors with cross-sectoral collaboration opportunities such as

  • Clean Energy

  • Clean Tech

  • Sustainability

  • Smart cities

  • E-mobility

  • and other sectors / Key enabling technologies (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology & Advanced Manufacturing and Processing)

Participation to the event will be subject to the formal acceptance of your application.

For any question, please feel free to contact Krisztina Dax, k.dax@inno-group.com.






For more details, please see the agenda below.


Roundtable on sharing of good practices and co-creation

The ambition of the roundtable is to create a meeting space where the US delegates can meet Danish/European clusters to share knowledge and foster new transnational collaborations. 




08:30 Registration & networking coffee


09:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks (Eva Fadil, inno TSD, Bilat USA 4.0)


09:10 Understanding Transnational Business-Academia Collaboration: A View From the US

(Jessica Avery, SRI, BILAT US 4.0)


09:20 European support tools for Transnational Business-Academia Collaboration

(Eva Fadil, inno TSD, Bilat USA 4.0)


09:30 Business-Academia Collaboration between Denmark and the US

(Cluster Excellence Denmark)


09:40 Speed presentation of the US-EU participants (either in the plenary or speaking in smaller groups - depending of the final number of participants.)


10:00 Good Practices and Experiences on Transatlantic Cluster Collaboration - Presentations + Q&A (45 min) moderated by Eva Fadil, inno TSD, Bilat USA 4.0)

  • Cluster Speaker 1 – from the EU (5 mins + 5 mins Q&A)
  • Cluster Speaker 2 – from the EU (5 mins + 5 mins Q&A)
  • Cluster Speaker 3 – from the US (5 mins + 5 mins Q&A)
  • Cluster Speaker 4 – from the US (5 mins + 5 mins Q&A)


Questions for discussion, indicatively: 

  • How have you succeeded to establish collaboration with counterparts (from the EU / from the US respectively)?
  • What are major outcomes and impacts you could observe thanks to this cooperation?
  • What are your lessons learnt – what would you recommend to others?


10:45 Networking coffee break


11:00 Co-creation and idea generation: Building New Transatlantic Cluster Collaborations (1h 20 min) moderated by Cluster Excellence Denmark


A creative interactive process where the participants will have time and space to co-develop ideas for new transatlantic collaborations.


12:20 Summary, closing remarks & introduction to the afternoon program

(Eva Fadil, inno TSD, Bilat USA 4.0)


12:30 Networking Lunch

(provided to all participants registered to the roundtable)

The delegates in the US delegation will have a chance for a networking/ matchmaking session with the European participants.