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Do locations need a strategy?

By Christian Ketels

Strategy has become a highly popular term among regional policy makers, especially in Europe where so-called ‘smart specialization strategies’ have even become a formal requirement for regions to be eligible for financial support from the EU’s structural funds. But what exactly policy makers mean when they talk about ‘strategies’ is often surprisingly vague. This short piece aims to lay out some of the key issues.  READ FULL ARTICLE
 

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NEWS FROM TCI CONFERENCES

Last days to submit a proposal! 8th TCI Latin American Cluster Conference, Medellin

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


4 May:  Deadline to submit your proposal
15 May: Early bird fee ends
Participate actively in the conference by sharing your experiences with your cluster peers. Specific focus is given to case studies implemented to a specific region and the lessons learned.
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TCI 2015 Daegu, 3-6 November Register and sumit your paper now!

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

Registrations are now open and a call for papers has been launched. Start making your travel plans and submit your presentation before 31 May!
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TCI gathers over 60 cluster practitioners in Sydney

The 2nd TCI Australasian Cluster Conference was held in Sydney on 16-17 April on "Linking Cluster Globally: the Heightened Role of Clusters in Global Value Chains".

All conference material is available online. Feel free to download and share!

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TCI Global Conference 2016 to be held in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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We are pleased to announce that the 19th TCI Global Conference 2016 will be held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, at the beginning of November 2016, hosted by TCI members Brainport Eindhoven Region and Wageningen University and Research Center (Wageningen UR).

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NEWS FROM THE NETWORK

TCI Latin American Chapter's seminar on "Clusters as a Tool for Industrial Policy", Cordoba, Argentina

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Hosted by TCI member Ministry of Industry, Trade, Mining and Scientific Development of Cordoba, the seminar will be held on 13-14 May 2015. Speakers include TCI Board members Alberto Pezzi, Jaime Echeverri and Manuel Montoya.

 

TCI Mentoring Program - become mentor or mentee now!

Are you a young cluster manager keen to learn from an experienced colleague? Or an experienced practitioners ready to share your insights? Sign up for our Mentoring Program now!
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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!
 
 
 
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NEW TCI ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS

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NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS

Örjan Sölvell launches crowdfunding call

TCI Board of Advisors' member Örjan Sölvell is looking for partners to finance his new book project, a “Cookbook” with 11 recipes in the area of “Strategy and Competitiveness”.

Orkestra leads Master in Competitiveness and Innovation

It is a full-time one-year academic course, starting in September. It is taught in English in Donostia-San Sebastian.
Noticias
Academic articles on clusters
Knowledge exchanges in innovation networks: evidences from an Italian aerospace cluster

By Fernando G. Alberti and Emanuele Pizzurno

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