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VI Romanian Cluster Conference, Bucharest, Romania, 22-23 November 2017

The conference is sailing under three flags “Interreg Europe CLUSTERIX 2.0” , 6th National Romanian Cluster Conference and the 8th Balkan & Black Sea Cluster Conference. Under the motto: Smart Clusters. Value Chains. Business Driven Innovation. Innovation actors are facing a change of paradigm as they move in more and more complex environments where government, university and companies meet civil society within an open innovation ecosystem.

Clusters have the potential of shaping up the new ecosystems and becoming main drivers of innovation changes with positive implications on industrial processes.

Furthermore, especially clusters in the Eastern Danube, Balkan & Black Sea Regions face the challenge of becoming active dialogue actors in the process of defining and monitoring regional smart specialisation, while positioning themselves along global value chains where competitive advantages are given by business driven innovation.

The conference of this year aims to open the door and give glance on future developments which will set the innovation agenda for the years to come.

The event enjoys the presence of eminent representatives of European organizations, national and international clusters, research institutes, universities and companies, renowned experts.

Brokerage Event B2B, C2C

In addition to the high scientific and informative character, the conference will also have a strong practical side facilitating bilateral business meetings between participating national and international companies and clusters via the brokerage event session conducted with the support of Enterprise Europe Network.

The website for the 6th Romanian Cluster Conference: http://www.afaceri.ro/bucharest-cluster-conference-2017

8TH CONGRESS OF THE SAWMILL INDUSTRY OF SEE, September 28th, Slavonski Brod, Croatia

Join the event and learn about key strategic, technological and commercial news in the field of primary wood processing, sawn timber prices, drying technologies, acquisition of logs, production of pellets and electricity from wood and much more!

Visit www.kongres-pilanara.com for more information or send inquiriy to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Organizer: Croatian Wood Cluster

 Kongres-pilanara-2017-EN.pdf

WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP OF THE SOUTHERN SERBIA CAN START!

This article is available only in Serbian language. Thank you for your understanding.

RESTART Balkan CLUSTER Development

After 5 long years lack of cluster development in the Balkans, the new optimistic time with the ECCP Greece Cluster Matchmaking event comes for the Balkan clusters.

The Cluster House, an exit strategy of the Danish LEDIB Program 2007-2012 and its self-supported tool the BBS ClusNet (2012) with over 170 clusters in the region, have been recognized by the EC as a potential strategic partner in the region.

50 clusters from the Cluster House BBS ClusNet  and the Mediterranean Region were attended the ECCP Greece Cluster Matchmaking event in Thessaloniki from 13-14 September 2017 cluster network, supported by the Unit of Clusters / EC DG Growth.

Synergy of the ECCP, the Cluster House BBS ClusNet and the EEN on the ECCP Greece Cluster Event preparation heavily contribute to the cluster-based Balkan Region EU integration.

The Balkan Mediterranean Clusters Family was together in Greece with the aim to discuss strategic solutions for RESTART the Balkan CLUSTER development. The Balkan clusters need systemic, long term and bottom up support from the EC. The Balkan cluster intermediary organizations (National clusters associations, cluster management organisations, consulting clusters, etc) and clusters are one of powerful drivers for sustainable economic development in the region and in the same time tools which could boost the Balkans to open its sleepy eyes and successfully integrate with the rest part of Europe.

The next Balkan cluster family gathering will be in Bucharest, 22-23 November 2017 and in Sofia in March 2018.

Cluster-based partnership in the Southern Serbia for cluster development in the Balkans

In the framework of the Serbian Cluster Day which was held in Nis in May 2017 under the patronage of the Danish Embassy in Belgrade and the Cluster House exit strategy of the Ledib program (2007-2012), on Wednesday 23th of August the Higher Business School in Leskovac, the EpusLe ACTIVATOR Youth Entrepreneurship Cluster and the Cluster House signed the GRAND AGREEMENT on cooperation for the cluster-based capacity building projects in Serbia and in the Balkans. The Balkan clusters will get the oportunity to upgrade their knowledge, skills and experience with regional and international experts for the first time in the Balkans after ending of the Ledib mission.
Looking forward to see you cluster family in beautiful Southern Serbia, Nis and Leskovac-center of the clusters in the Balkans.


Southern Serbian partnership for the Trening Center for youth entrepreneurship and clusters in Serbia and in the Balkans