With the European Cluster Observatory the European Commission intends to demonstrate new or better ways of designing and implementing modern cluster policies. A modern approach means in particular to take maximum advantage of the transformative power of innovation towards shaping industrial value chains, sectors and emerging industries. Six model demonstrator regions were selected from 44 applications across Europe following a call for the expression of interest in 2014...
Regions discuss the way forward for strategic interregional collaboration under the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation
The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation took place on 17 March 2017 at the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Brussels. It gathered 16 lead regions, several Commission services and the Committee of the Regions. They discussed the way forward for strategic inter-regional collaboration. The support activities targeted at the committed regions were presented and the lead regions outlined their specific support needs for creating joint investment projects.
Commission presents White Paper on the Future of Europe : the Commission talks about clusters!
In response to environmental issues of textile industry, TECHTERA creates the Club RECIT : Recycling and Circular Economy in Textile Industry. The Club aims at encouraging emergence of collaborative iniatives of valorisation, with the intervention of experts, feedbacks from experience, exchanges on good practices.
Within the framework EU4SportsClusters Alliance project, INDESCAT, Sports & Technology and Cluster Montagne jointly took part in a trade mission to Beijing...
France Clusters was at the Biennial of Design to promote design management to increase innovation and access for SMEs to the market. Véronique Durand and Paul Robert animated a workshop on 24th March, 2017, at the occasion of the launching of the book "When design...takes up residence".
Jean-Luc Ansel, President of France Clusters since 2010, CEO and founder of the cluster Cosmetic Valley, was decorated with the Legion of Honour by the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher on March 7, 2017.
Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan will be visiting Canada in the period 1-3 May 2017 accompanied by a delegation of senior representatives of European companies/producer organisations. This trip will combine official visits by Commissioner Hogan to the relevant Canadian counterparts, and promotion activities attended by the business delegation, such as seminars and media events.
In the framework of the LASER-GO project, the Paris region high-tech cluster Opticsvalley visited Quebec to initiate further cooperation in the light of the strengthening cooperation between the EU and Canada.
THOMS (Technology Hub for One Market Solution) is the web platform dedicated to the French companies within the subsurface energy markets. Discover the project.