Raising Turkey's competitiveness for more sustainable textile

Consulting company TABU Solutions together with the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence finalized “The Essence of Cluster Excellence Management” training which was addressed to stakeholders from the Sustainable Home Textile Cluster in Bursa, Turkey.

Class participants successfully completed the programme and their field project. They were mainly hailing from 4 regional institutions:

  •     BUTEKOM (Bursa Technology Coordination R&D center),
  •     Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
  •     Demirtas Organized Industry Zone,
  •     Bursa Eskisehir Bilecik Development Agency.

For Mr. Ekin TAŞKIN, faculty member of the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence and General Manager of TABU Solutions:

“When it comes to clustering, having the same vision and using the correct methodology is crucial because we are working on real businesses. Thanks to the training, all stakeholders from the home textile cluster in Bursa now share common understanding about competitiveness and regional development.”

The Competitiveness School 2018 successfully finalized its summer edition

From the 4th to the 8th of June, the 2018 Competitiveness Summer School took place in Barcelona. Organized by the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence and hosted by IESE Business School, this year's edition focused on a series of topics related to the growth of regions, cluster-based economic development, competitiveness and how to design compelling economic policies.

Classes and debates paced a rich and busy week with contribution from the Foundation’s faculty and from IESE Business School's professors.

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Enjoying the top facilities at IESE Business School

Enjoying the top facilities at IESE Business School

On Thursday morning the training participants enjoyed a day out on the field with a case study on Barcelona Nautical Cluster focusing on high value nautical tourism. Insights on the business case were followed by a visit to some of the cluster's key players:

This year again, the Competitiveness School proved to be a must-attend event for policy makers and senior economic development practitioners in search of high-caliber exchanges and new perspectives about regional competitiveness.

2018 Competitiveness Summer School - Concluding session

Competitiveness programme in Kazakhstan concludes on a high note

Nazarbayev University School of Public Administration in Astana was once again host to the final training week of the SME Competitiveness programme in Kazakhstan.

Funded by the Ministry of National Economy (MNE) of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the 12-month training aimed at capacity building in cluster management within Kazakhstan Industrial Development Institute (KIDI) and its delivery partners.

The training programme was based on management training curriculum of European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI). It was delivered jointly by the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence and the Cluster Competitiveness Group Inc.

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As a conclusion to the programme, on Saturday 19th May stakeholders from a number of government departments and ministries participated in an interactive briefing session on Cluster-based economy development.

Stakeholders from ministries and government together exchanging about Cluster-based economy development on May the 19th

Stakeholders from ministries and government together exchanging about Cluster-based economy development on May the 19th