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TCI 2018 European Conference is approaching! Last day to register with the regular fee

The TCI 2018 European Conference: turning challenges into opportunities, will take place the 20-22 of March in  Sofia, organized by TCI Network on behalf of Consulting Cluster Veritas of Bulgaria and Association of Business Clusters in co-operation with the Sofia Municipality.

You have until 28th of February to register for the #TCIEurope18 with the regular fee. Click
here to register.

And don't forget to use the hashtag #TCIEurope18 in social media!

Take a look at the program and the keynote speakers for the TCI 2018 European Conference

How do clusters-based efforts need to be structured to align better with local circumstances, from the sophistication of firms to the capacity of government and the general conditions of competitiveness? How can we draw on common learnings but also respond to unique local needs? How can cluster efforts become drivers of broader changes in locational competitiveness? What is the right approach to achieve broader impact while remaining anchored in the core cluster dynamics?

Know more about the program and the keynote speakers confirmed for the #TCIEurope18!


A gate to get in contact with Bulgarian clusters at the #TCIEurope18

Through cluster visits international visitors will be able to meet the following local clusters:
  • Automotive Cluster Bulgaria
  • Bulgarian Telecommunications
  • Bulgarian Furniture Cluster
  • Cluster Green Sinergy
  • Electronics and Industrial Cluster
  • Cluster Trakia Economic Zone
  • Mechatronics and Automation Cluster
  • ICT Cluster, Sofia
  • ICT Cluster, Plovdiv
  • Sofia Tech Park
             and more!

Register and submit your proposal for the 21st TCI Global Conference!


We invite you to submit your proposal for the 21st TCI Global Conference, an interactive breakout session (approx. 1 hour in length) during Day 3 (October 18, 2018) of the conference. Proposals will be accepted until Friday, April 13, 2018 and notifications will be sent out on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Read the full guidelines for the call for proposals and to submit your proposal here.  #TCI2018 will take place this year from October 16 to 18 in Toronto, Canada, hosted by the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity.


Open call for proposals to host a conference in 2019

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TCI is looking for hosts with creative capabilities to bring forward unique and interesting proposals to organise our next conferences in 2019, among them:

  • the 22nd TCI Global Conference
  • the CLAC – TCI Latin American Conference
  • and other regional and thematic conferences and workshops

If you are interested in organising a TCI conference, write to Patricia Valdenebro, CEO TCI Network. She will send you the full RFP document with complete information about the requirements to host the conference.


TOP List of recommended speakers from the TCI Network

Are you looking for a speaker with specific knowledge on cluster development in practice? Here is a selection of  speakers from TCI Conferences that our participants recommend in 2018. TCI can facilitate a vast range of conference speakers from all around the world. Our speakers come from national and regional development agencies, cluster organizations, academia, consulting companies, among others. All of them with international expertise in the field of clusters and competitiveness.

If you need advice to find a specific expert in a specific field, email us. We will work with you to identify the speaker who will best meet the needs of your audience.


The idea behind the cluster house by Thor Sigfusson


Thor Sigfusson, founder of Iceland Ocean Cluster shares in this article the major elements which have made the Cluster Houses unique and the strategy behind them, as well as the reason why they can become a part of a successful industry cluster strategy. Click here to read the article.

ECCP EU Ukraine Cluster Policy matchmaking event

In the context of the High Level Industrial Dialogue between the EU and Ukraine, PwC organises in close collaboration with the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, an EU-Ukraine Cluster Policy Learning and Matchmaking Event on March 27 and March 28 in Kiev, Ukraine. Click here to know more!
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New selection of academic articles on clusters

This month's selection includes an article on The nature of publicly funded innovation and implications for regional growth: Reflections from the Sheffield City Region by: C. Brooks, C. Gherhes, T. Vorley, N. Williams. Competitiveness Review.

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