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TCI European Conference 2018
TCI has chosen Sofia, Bulgaria as the location and host for its European Conference in 2018. As a Regional Conference of TCI, it will support the reinforcement of TCI in Europe by promoting closer ties among cluster practitioners in the region as well as by facilitating an open exchange of experiences, results and methodologies.
Being chosen as the host destination for the TCI European Conference in 2018, it is an excellent opportunity for the country, regions and overall business society to showcase their strategic vision for the development of its priority sectors – energy, bio-agriculture, tourism, IT and cultural industries. Together with highly engaged partners, the organising team has been forming an alliance to develop the content and the final programme of the TCI European Conference 2018. The organising team is welcoming institutional, regional development agencies and local authorities on board.
Partners will meet each other, share knowledge and bring conference ideas to practice.“
It will also serve as a forum where stakeholders contributing to European industrial competitiveness can showcase their activities, learn from each other, discuss cross-cutting issues and develop joint visions for the future. Stakeholders will come from a variety of industrial sectors, finance, research and innovation, public government and administration.
European Industry Day 2018 builds on the constructive dialogue that was initiated during the first Industry Day in on 28 February 2017. This successful event presented how industrial competitiveness has been mainstreamed into key EU initiatives and launched the debate on a future-oriented EU agenda on economic modernisation.
Co-creating inspiring future cluster initiatives at the GROW your REGIOn conference
The second edition of the GROW your REGIOn conference was held in Valencia, Spain, from 8 to 9 November 2017. 315 stakeholders from 25 countries shared their experiences and ideas about future actions for ‚Boosting smart interregional collaboration through clusters‘.
The main conference takeaways:
• interregional collaboration through clusters is a key tool for supporting innovation, industrial modernisation and the scaling up of SMEs
• the right partners – policy-makers, SME intermediaries and industry – need to be involved
• dedicated support, new initiatives and sustainable partnerships are needed to advance collaboration in specialised themes
Adriatic Wood Days is the main sector event in the southeast Europe and Mediterranean Countries and attracts sectoral experts, important policy makers and other relevant stakeholders from business, academia, media, etc..
It includes 4 conferences and 3 workshops discuss topics related to: hotel interiors furnishing and product design · greater use of wood in construction · managing forests on islands · timber trade and wood products marketing · future of biomass and RES: position of pellets and cogeneration in RED II directive · organizing the sector through clusters and associations · importance of quality and certification.
In addition to these topics, an important part of the programme will be related to EU projects and funding. The Croatian Wood Cluster is going to represent the Interreg Danube project „FORESDA„, with aim at supporting the transformationa and strengthen the competitiveness of traditional forest-based industries in the Danube region.
Welcome in the network to Innovation Technology Cluster - Slovenia
Innovation Technology Cluster (ITC) is a non-profit organization located in Technology park Murska Sobota, North-eastern part of Slovenia, bordering to Austria, Hungary and Croatia. In 2017 Cluster was formed to foster cross-sectoral innovation based upon novel technologies and ICT, while bringing together SMEs and other institutions from different sectors and turn them into being ‘’Smart’’.
The Cluster focuses its effort in setting up foundation that allows knowledge actors and industry players (especially SMEs) to detect, create and exchange new technologies and best practices, which will allow them to create new services and products, and thus generate new value chains. Furthermore, ITC cluster strives to set up and implement strategies and action plans to achieve stable growth of cross-sectoral innovation at national and international level.
As a member of Technology Park, ITC strives to establish an international ”Eco System” of companies and institutions which will be able to challenge the global competitiveness in the area of Sustainable development. Learn more and collaborate at: http://itc-cluster.com/