This last October, Cluj IT Cluster has been audited by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) as part of the Silver labeling process. We are proud to announce that on the 22nd of October 2016 ESCA has awarded this label to our member organization which positions Cluj IT Cluster among an elite class of cluster across the world. It is a recognition of the efforts they are putting in developing relevant services for their members.
Cluster Development Handbook launched
Launched at The Competitiveness Institute’s (TCI Network) 2016 Global Conference in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the Handbook provides practical guidance for experienced cluster practitioners, those new to cluster development and for policy agencies.
The author, Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, is a Founder and Past President of the TCI Network and CEO, Cluster Navigators Ltd, New Zealand. This reference book is based on Ifor’s two decades of hands-on experience with hundreds of clusters.
The fifth edition of the European Cluster Conference will be an inspiring event not to be missed by policy-makers from national and regional authorities involved or interested in cluster policies and cluster practitioners.
This year’s conference will focus on Cluster 4.0 – Shaping Smart Industries and include high-level plenary speeches, panel discussions and interactive sessions where participants will have the chance to share their experiences and challenges.
Tamara Högler, Head of Innovations and International Affairs at CyberForum e.V. and coordinator of the Business Roaming Agreement, was invited to the conference to share the experience within the H2020 InnoSup Project „PERMIDES“ in the session „Cluster facilitating new cross-sectoral value chains/Service innovation and the creative economy“.
++ 1-day HORIZON 2020 Proposal Development Workshop ++ Vienna (Austria), 24th November 2016
Through the „learning-by-doing“ approach (presentations with tips and examples and practical and interactive workshops), obtain the essential hands-on knowledge and skills to transform your innovative project ideas into competitive project proposals in response to calls under Horizon 2020.
Actual project managers and coordinators will moderate practical workshops, sharing their experiences with successful and unsuccessful proposals, addressing all aspects of developing competitive proposals under Horizon 2020.
++V4mula - Final Conference++ Society - ICT- Economy - Industry 4.0
Budapest, Hungary / November 21, 2016
Smart Solutions for Socially Relevant Innovations in Visegrad Four Regions
Surfing the digital waves opens new opportunities and also accelerate positive effects to the society and economy. How can create businesses a real value from this new age of the Internet? Does it mean brand new products and services by using smart solutions? What kind of new business models are generated by Industry 4.0? Is being always connected a big challenge for the customers? How can citizens improve their performance in digitalised world?
The Society – ICT – Economy – Industry 4.0 international conference tried to give answers for these questions.
++Meet us @19th TCI Global Conference++ Global Changes: Challenges for innovation clusters
Eindhoven, The Netherlands / November 8 – 10, 2016
The TCI Network is the leading global network of main organisations and practitioners with deep expertise in clusters and competitiveness, and reaches out to 9,000 practitioners from development agencies, government departments, cluster organizations, academic institutions, companies and multilateral organizations in over 110 countries.
Tamara Högler, Head of Innovations and International Affairs at CyberForum e.V. and coordinator of the Business Roaming Agreement, presented „Clusters as Drivers for Innovation in Smart Cities – A Best Practice”, including the recently started URBAN INNO Project.
4th Cluster Matchmaking Conference: Internationalisation the Strategic Way
Warsaw, Poland / September 19 – 20, 2016
What to expect: Excellent matchmaking opportunities with Europe’s leading cluster organisations; Lot’s of networking opportunities; a thrilling interactive program and a vibrant atmosphere.
Meet clusters (and SME networks) from all over Europe;
Scout for cluster partners for joint development projects;
Gain knowledge about international clusters, their areas of specialisation and strategy;
Discover new opportunities for cross cluster collaboration;
Present, discuss and develop new project ideas with other clusters.
European-Asian cluster matchmaking event for ICT-clusters
Taipei, Taiwan / May 30 – June 1, 2016
An ICT-focused cluster matchmaking event took place during the European Innovation Week in Taipei (Taiwan) from the 30th of May to the 1st of June of 2016. The Cluster Matchmaking Event coincided with the COMPUTEX Fair.
TCI Network is one of the supporting organizations of the Transylvanian Cluster Conference held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on 23-24 June and organized by the Northern Tranylvanian Clusters Consortium. The event focused on the importance of open innovation within clusters.
The International Conference of Clusters from Northern Transylvania is an annual event that resulted from the necessity of creating joint innovative projects, with a major impact on the community, but also on the industries that the member entities are a part of. The conference reunited more than 250 participants from Romania and abroad, and they had the occasion to discuss or to initiate new projects, within the matchmaking sessions, the objective being for the event to end with at least 5 practical initiatives.
The event is an initiative of the Consortium of Clusters from Northern Transylvania, and it reunites more than 260 entities from the business environment, research and development, and public authorities. The companies represented by these clusters have more than 18.000 employees and a cumulated turnover of more than 1,3 billion Euros.
UPSIDE Final Conference: High Capacity Digital Societies - Make it Happen
Bled, Slovenia / June 21, 2016
The workshop and conference was organised by CyberForum. Besides some very interesting presentations related to project results „external speakers“ were invited on topics like „The role of clusters in innovation“).
The UPSIDE Final Conference took place in the framework of the Bled eConference entitled „Digital Economy“. This conference included also an Internet of Things conference named „Living Bits & Things“ (June 20th) and the Final Conference of the Be Wiser project “Clusters and Cybersecurity – Be Wiser outlines Europe’s Cybersecurity Challenges” (June 22nd).