The french network of
business clusters
& new tools for accelerating the growth of SMEs

Your gateway to cooperate with french clusters and creative companies !

Who we are

A network of almost :
• more than 400 business clusters & new tools for accelerating the growth of SMEs
• 80,000 French enterprises and 1,000,000 employees in all sectors in France
• 25,000 followers (institutional and financial partners)

Our mission

Since 1997, France Clusters has been accompanying clusters in their work with enterprises, with the purpose of:

  • Being a place for dialogue and exchange of experiences among clusters as well as a link for interclustering cooperation both at French and international level;
  • Being a services and training centre, so to support the enhancement of the professional skills of cluster managers and their operational teams
  • Being a promoting centre and a think tank for public institutions, so to disseminate good practices, perform new research works on clusters topics and influence public policies

To achieve its goals, France Clusters works in partnership with several private and public bodies, including, among others, regional and local authorities, regional and innovation development agencies, universities and business schools, private investors, and trade unions.

All in all, France Clusters is a national cluster hub.

Our services and activities

As a place for dialogue and exchange, we organise working groups, co-production workshops, technical seminars and other events with the purpose of sharing good practices and fostering interclustering cooperation.

As a services and training centre, we offer certified trainings, trainings “à la carte” as well as tailor-made training sessions according to specific needs on cluster-related issues (such as business models for cluster organisations or the development of collaborative innovation), but also on European funding and projects, international development, communication as well as legal and financial issues.

As a representative body of the large clusters’ community and a think tank for institutions (at local, regional, national and European level), we disseminate good practices through our communication tools and our events (such as the European Cluster Days or the European Innovation crossroads), we offer individual support to local authorities and we explore new topics where clusters can be a key success factor, so to influence public policies (publication of research studies and informative notes)