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Best of 2014 and next in 2015

By Christian Ketels

2014 is approaching its end, and many of you will enjoy a quieter period anywhere between the beaches of Australia and Christmas trees in Sweden. One of my colleagues once told me that at this time of the year you should look back at the previous 12 months and remind yourself of the events and activities you enjoyed the most – this then makes a good backdrop for planning what you want to do in the next 12 months and beyond (READ MORE)

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News from the TCI Network

TCI 2014: Results of evaluation survey to participants

An evaluation survey was sent to 250 participants and was answered by 17%.

Results of the survey show that the conference participants were very satisfied with the conference programme and its organisation. 81% of participants had an excellent and above average overall impression of the conference and would recommend to participate in next year's TCI Global Conference.
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TCI Networking session: everything about our services

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TCI invited participants of the TCI 2014 conference in Monterrey to a specific TCI Networking Session held on 12 November. During this session, TCI services and activities were showcased by our Board of Directors and Secretariat. It was an excellent opportunity to meet our Board members and get to know our services.

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New fee structure for TCI members

During the General Assembly meeting held in Monterrey on 11 November 2014, TCI members agreed upon a new fee structure.

A special fee of 500€ will be applied for Cluster Organizations with less than 5 employees.

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Memorandum on European Cluster Policy

 

TCI has initiated work on a memorandum on European Cluster Policy that will provide input to the European Commission, an attempt to help our members communicate their views to key policy makers and international organizations.

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Upcoming activities of the Cluster Evaluation Group

As announced already, the outputs of the work of the TCI Cluster Evalution Working Group so far have been collated into a booklet, describing the workshops and sharing the results. It can easily be downloaded.

A further meeting of the group will be held in Spring 2015. All TCI members are welcome to join the group and this upcoming meeting.


 

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NEWS FROM TCI MEMBERS

Clusters and emerging industries: New cluster concepts developed

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The strategic project CluStrat has developed new cluster concepts to stimulate cross-sector innovation and foster the implementation of Key Enabling Technologies, in order to better seize the opportunities offered by emerging industries.

 

Vanguard Initiative - New Growth through Smart Specialisation

For an effective growth strategy in Europe, the alignment of policies and instruments at European, national and regional levels becomes critical. The Vanguard Initiative proposes new ways to mobilise and align resources on the basis of regional smart specialisation principles and cluster-based interregional cooperation.

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NEXT IN 2015

Save the dates for 3 TCI conferences

Meet your peers in Australia, Colombia and Korea!
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Selection of academic articles on clusters

Regional Innovation Systems and Economic Performance: Between Regions and Nations

By Christophe Carrincazeaux and Frederic Gaschet

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