CLUSTERING Partners getting awarded in Cluster Excellence

Partners from the CLUSTERING consortium gathered again on the occasion of the concluding week of their training in Cluster Excellence with the Foundation. During the whole week the cohort was kindly hosted by the Madeira Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACIF/CCIM) in Funchal.

After a series of business cases studied in plenary sessions and practical exercises putting participants to the test, each member was awarded their certificate in Cluster Excellence.

CLUSTERING is the intercluster cooperation for the internationalisation and innovation of Macaronesia’s small and medium sized enterprises comprising Azores, Madeira, Canaries and Cape Verde.

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Clusters pushing their boundaries at Bogota's TCI Global Conference

This year, for its 20th anniversary, TCI Network's Global Conference was held in Bogota, Colombia on 7-9 November 2017. The central theme of the event tackled the "future of clusters through cross-country & cross-region collaboration".

Hosted by TCI member Bogota Chamber of Commerce, the conference focused on collaboration and complementarity alliances between developed and developing countries. The outlook? Better policies, better business, better management practices and the identification of cluster emerging trends.

Like the previous editions of the event, the 20th TCI Global Conference brought together cluster managers, economic development policymakers, opinion leaders, academics, consultants, development agency representatives, ministries, business people and multilateral agencies among many others.

Celebrating TCI Network's Global Conference 20th Anniversary

Celebrating TCI Network's Global Conference 20th Anniversary

Croatia joins the Foundation's community of global alumni

Congratulations to all the participants from Croatian Ministry of Economy, Croatian Chamber of Economy (HGK) /CIRAZ who last week completed our eight month training programme in Cluster Excellence Management, as a starting point to the implementation of Croatia's RIS3.

We welcome them to our ever-growing community of global alumni.

Participants in the Croatian training, now alumni of the Foundation

Participants in the Croatian training, now alumni of the Foundation

The training is a part of the Croatia Cluster Competitiveness Global Value Chain (GVC) Assessment Project, where the World Bank is assisting and supporting the Government of Croatia in its efforts to improve the Republic of Croatia’s competitiveness. The programme focused on selected Global Value Chains, as identified in specific Priority Thematic Areas (PTA), and Sub-thematic Priority Areas (STPAs) defined under the Croatia’s Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3), adopted by Government decision on 30th March 2016. 

The methodology provides a perfect foundation for successful implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3).