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Balkan clusters and companies,

Take advantage of the business opportunity in Sofia from 20-22 March and participate at a prestigious European conference that will bring together policy makers, institutions, academia and business community in Europe and the world.
To act locally and think globally, your Cluster House has made sure that you get special benefits as members of the Cluster House Balkan Black Sea Cluster Network Cluster “BBS ClusNet”.

By membership in BBS ClusNet, you are eligible to register for participation in the conference in the amount of 495 EUR per participant, and by membership in TCI Network and BBS ClusNet in the amount of 395 EUR per participant.

This offer is valid until January 19th.
Transportation and accommodation are at the organization of the conference participants.
The regular prices on the conference site are higher for 50 EUR per participant www.tci-europe2018.com.

Membership in the BBS ClusNet is voluntary.
To receive this discount, as well as special discounts for groups, contact the organizer of the conference, Teodora Jilkova, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

See you in Sofia – City of Clusters in Europe 2018!


the next gathering place of the Cluster House Balkan and Black Sea Cluster Family

Important dates

Submissions open:                                        1 Decemb 2017
Submissionsclose:                                          12 January 2018
Notificationforselectedpresenters:        31 January 2018

Themed“Turning challenges into opportunities”, TCI Europeanconference in Sofia will provide opportunities to engage with the full set of issues relevant for more effective cluster-based efforts, whether you are a policy maker, a manager of a cluster program, or a cluster initiative manager.

Bulgaria’s Presidency of the EU Council in 2018 will be an opportunity to connect with discussions at the TCI European Conference in Sofia with the broader debate about:

  • Where EU cluster policies needs to go?
  • How can we draw on common learning but also respond to unique local needs?
  • What is the right approach to achieve broader impact while remaining anchored in the core cluster dynamics?

You will find new learnings and, maybe even more importantly, new contacts to help tackle the yet unknown challenges of the future together.Leading experts and practitioners from Europe, Americas and Asia will share insights and addressthe role that clusters play and the policy agendas and business dynamics necessary to face the challenges of the creative economy.


The TCI European Conference 2018 is a chance to expand the Worldwide knowledge and understanding about the entire Balkan region and neighbouring countries, about active and successful cluster networks, economy development and future plans for clusters co-operation.


The conference is organized by Sofia Minicpality in co-operation with the Association of Business Clusters of Bulgaria and Consluting Cluster Veritas on behalf of TCI Network, the main global network of organizations and people active in the field of clusters and competitiveness support.  The Balkan Cluster House with the BBS ClusNet, the Balkan Cluster and the CZ-RS SME Trade Bridge, is a conference supporting organizaion.


The conference organizers expect to have around 400 participants from over 50 countries, mainly government and development agencies officials, cluster managers and facilitators, academics, companies active in strategic sectors, consultants and experts from multilateral organizations.


You can register to be part of this forum and find more information about the conference program and the open call for proposals on www.tci-europe2018.comandcontact for further support on mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

See you  Cluster House Family and Friends in Sofia – city of clusters in Europe in 2018!



The X Cluster House Assembly Meeting and the VI anniversary of successful workof the Cluster House, an umbrella organization of clusters in Serbia and in the Balkans, was held in the Cluster House premises in Nis on 28th of December, 2017.

Cluster House is a self-financing, sustainable business development organization, world-renowned name with developed tools for supporting economic development in Serbia and in the Region:

  • Balkan Black Sea Cluster Network with over 180 cluster organizations and support institutions
  • Serbian Cluster Network with more than 50 clusters and cluster initiatives
  • INFOCLUSTER magazine to support the development of clusters and SMEs in English and Balkan languages
  • Cluster House Info Center that includes a carefully designed database with more than 3000 contacts with experts and institutions from 35 countries from 5 continents;
  • Cluster House Project Center which contributed to the realization of projects over one million euros in the country, region and beyond, involving more than 5,000 people as direct and indirect beneficiaries of project activities
  • Business Services Center - consulting in the field of cluster development, business incubation and SMEs for more efficient operations in the domestic market, support and promotion of export activities through participation in foreign markets and mediation in business connection, development of project proposals, business and investment plans, strategies, market research, mapping; bookkeeping conditions and financial consulting for business in Serbia and the Balkans; standardization; investment and project management.
  • Cluster House Website www.clusterhouse.rs with sub-sites: „Balkan Cluster“ for cross-border cooperation between clusters of Bulgaria and Serbia, „CZ-RS SME Trade Bridge“ for cross-border cooperation between clusters and SMEs of Czech Republic and Serbia and „Days of Clusters“for the Balkan Black Sea Cluster Conference to lobby for better cluster business conditions in the region.
  • SMARTSrbianClustrPolicyDeclarationand SMARTBalkanClusterPolicyDeclaration- results of round tables organized by the Cluster House, the Danish Embassy in Belgrade and the ECCP / EEN with the support of the EC / DG Enterprise.
  • Partnership with European and global business networks: Global TCI Network, ECCP, ELAN, INSME Italy, France Clusters, Innoget Spain and institutions ESCA Berlin, Mekong Institute Thailand, Keiming University J Korea, Zelenograd and Kama Cluster Russia, Cluster Puls India, HLB Egypt.

For the purpose of more efficient development of the Balkan Black Sea Cluster Network, the Assembly of the LEDIB House Cluster Assembly has adopted voluntary membership fees for members of the Cluster House.

For the purpose of more efficient lobbying for Cluster Development Policy in the Balkans, the Assembly of the LEDIB House Cluster has adopted the decision to establish the Cluster House Advisory Boardand chose Mr.LarsAlbaek, a Danish cluster expert and six cluster experts from Turkey, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.

Cluster House Team is ready for a visit of H.E. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark in Belgrade and the Economic Councilor to the Cluster House on January 26, 2018, and looks forward to joining the economy of Denmark with Serbia and vice versa. On that occasion, the Training Center for youth entrepreneurship and clusters in Leskovac will be officially opened,it is the subject of the Donation of the Cluster House to the Higher Business School in Leskovac.

The Cluster House Management expects more successful business in 2018 based on the start of the dialogue and cooperation with representatives of the European Commission, DG Enterprise in July and August 2017, within the organization of the cluster matchmaking event in Thessaloniki in mid-September 2017.



The Cluster House Training Center in action in the Eastern Serbia

The Workshop on Capacity Building in the Agro Cluster Homolje has been realised in Žagubica today. Dr. Danka Milojkovic, trainer and mentor gave lecturers on cluster internationalization, international marketing and branding. Tatjana Kalezic, cluster manager of Vojvodina Creative Industry Cluster did a presentation on digital marketing and entrepreneurship.
The workshop is realised in the framework of the project supported by Serbian Development Agency with the mission to support Agro Cluster Homolje to grow up in the export-oriented cluster of micro and small food producers and craftsmen from Branicevski and Podunavski District.

Capacity Building in the Agro Cluster Homolje, Eastern Serbia

Member of the Cluster House BBS ClusNet Montenegrin Cluster

Member of the Cluster House BBS ClusNet Montenegrin Cluster of buckwheat producers on the fair in Nikšić