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The ‘Magic Sauce’ of clusters: from cluster organizations to cluster-based economic development

By Christian Ketels

This academic term I have the pleasure to teach a Harvard class on “Microeconomics of Competitiveness”. Teaching is always a great way to revisit key concepts and break them down to their logical core. And it also confronts you with tough questions from students that are not afraid to challenge established views. ... READ FULL ARTICLE
 

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UPCOMING TCI CONFERENCES

Register now! 8th TCI Latin American Cluster Conference, Medellin

"Cluster ecosystems, building regional competitiveness in Latin America"
16-19 June 2015


Register now for the conference and join cluster practitioners from Latin America and other parts of the world. Early bird fee until 15 May 2015! TCI members enjoy a reduced fee!
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Final program 2nd TCI Australasian Cluster Conference, Sydney

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"Linking Cluster Globally: the Heightened Role of Clusters in Global Value Chains"
16-17 April 2015


More than 50 cluster practitioners from Australia and New Zealand have already registered for the conference. Join them to hear the newest thinking and strategies from both international and Australasian experts.

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TCI 2015 Daegu, Korea, 3-6 November: Get ready to submit your paper

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"Clusters in Creative Economy. New agendas for Companies and Policy makers"
3-6 November 2015

In a few days, registrations will be opened and a call for papers launched. Start making your travel plans and get ready to submit your presentation! Stay tuned through this Newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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NEWS FROM THE NETWORK

TCI Mentoring Program starts - become mentor or mentee now!

If you are an experienced cluster manager we invite you to become a mentor and work during 6 months with a cluster newcomer in an early stage of his/her career, a mentee. Join the program now
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Further progress in the Cluster Evaluation Group

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28 participants from 12 different counties participated in the third workshop of the TCI Cluster Evaluation Group held in Rzeszow, Poland. Main focus of the discussion was the human element of clusters and benchmarking. An online connection during the meeting allowed input from those members not present.

 

 

 
The TCI Gender & Innovation Group seeks to discuss what role clusters can play to increase the competitiveness of their industries by looking into gender & diversity as innovation factors. A first meeting will held on 29 May in Stuttgart, Germany. All TCI members are welcome to join the group!

Visit the recently launched microsite of this TCI Working Group.
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NEW TCI ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS

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NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS

8th Intercluster Conference in Catalonia

On the 20 March 2015, TCI member ACCIÓ organized the 8th intercluster conference in Catalonia with TCI Board member Werner Pamminger as an international guest speaker.

Workshop for Dialogical and Organizational Coaching and Development

Wiesloch near Heidelberg, Germany, on  29-30 May 2015. This workshop is preliminary for launching the INOC - International Network for Organizational Development and Coaching.
Academic articles on clusters
Broadening Our Knowledge on Cluster Evolution

By José Villaverde and Adolfo Maza

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