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Experience, engage and exchange at the #TCI2018!


21st TCI Global Conference, 16-18 October 2018 in Toronto

Looking to engage with experts on cluster development from around the world? Delegates from 30 countries including France, South Korea, Argentina, & Australia have already registered to attend #TCI2018!

3 days with 3 unique experiences, the program includes #cluster immersion experiences across the Toronto Region, Keynotes and plenary sessions, interactive breakout sessions, Global matchmaking and a lot of great opportunities for networking.

If you haven't registered yet, click here!



The Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity, organiser of the 21st TCI Global Conference, released the 1st Podcast of Clusters & Competitiveness, which is available for streaming on Soundcloud or download on the App Store/Google Play. This first episode approaches what clusters can and can't do, through different conversations with those who work with and within clusters. They will be releasing three more episode before #TCI2018, stay tuned!

#clusters #competitiveness


Open Call for proposals for the 11CLAC that will take place on 21-23 November in Panamá, organised by the City of Knowledge. The objective of the 11CLAC is to strengthen public-private articulation for the development of productive capacities and innovation mechanisms in cluster initiatives in Latin America. If you want to know more about the call, click here.

More information about the conference

The first meeting of the TCI Learning Group "Smart digital Ecosystems through Clusters" took place on 2-3 in Madrid. Cluster practitioners from Spain, Germany, Portugal, Iceland, Canada and Brasil joined the meeting to talk about #digitization, #innovation and #competitiveness and the challenges that #clusters face around these topics. If you want to know more about the group, click here.

We created a compilation of all the different moments of the first meeting through a storify,
watch here!


Competitiveness Poles: EU-LAC collaboration group on smart specialization and clusters


EU-LAC Foundation and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIG) are running a Project called Competitiveness Clusters. The goal is to contribute to improve the international competitiveness of the EU and LAC through greater economic cooperation and joint actions between regions, including organisations and practitioners, being this cooperation based on the cluster approach and value chains. The Project is expected to be run until October 2018.
If you are interested in being involved in the Project, click


ECCP Expert Talks Webinar: Cluster marketing and branding


On 13 September 2018 will take place the next webinar from the series ECCP Expert Talks dedicated to cluster marketing and branding. The guests experts of the webinar will be Marcus Andersson, co-founder and CEO of Future Place Leadership; Merete Daniel Nielsen, Director of Cluster Excellence Denmark and member of the Board of Directors of TCI Network and Bianca Dragomir, Cluster Manager AVAESEN and European Cluster Manager of the Year 2016-2018.Find more information here!


Impressions from the Competitiveness Summer School 2018 by European Foundation for Cluster Excellence


Last month the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence, in association with IESE Business School, held its Competitiveness Summer School, the annual agora for policy makers and senior practitioners in economic development. The training week was a great experience to see the engagement level between participants, the faculty and speakers, hailing from diverse geographies and areas of expertise. Click here to know more.

New selection of academic articles on clusters

This month's selection includes an article on Knowledge integrators and the survival of manufacturing clusters By: G. Buciuni, G. Pisano. Journal of Economic Geography.


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