Catalonia celebrates 25 years of cluster policy

 Enric Pedrós, Cluster Manager at FEMAC: The Catalan Cluster of Agricultural Means in Lleida

Enric Pedrós, Cluster Manager at FEMAC: The Catalan Cluster of Agricultural Means in Lleida

On Thursday June 8th, the President of the Generalitat, Mr. Carles Puigdemont, invited institutional representatives, entrepreneurs and keynote speakers to celebrate the 25th anniversary of cluster policy in Catalonia.

In his allocution President Puigdemont stressed the disruptive impact that a pioneering cluster policy - started in 1992 - had on the competitiveness of the Catalan economy.

An early leader in cluster policy, Catalonia now counts with 30 robust clusters bringing together more than 2.000 companies, accounting for 300.000 jobs and generating revenues equivalent to 29% of the Catalan GDP. “The Catalan cluster policy was and will remain a benchmark for the world”, President Puigdemont said in his closing remarks.

A long-time supporting partner for the Catalan cluster ecosystem, the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence feels certainly proud to have played its part in such a captivating journey from regional to global competitiveness.