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
"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.
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.
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!