European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change
The objective of this project is to help Europe's regions and countries in designing better and more evidence-based cluster policies and initiatives to accelerate industrial modernisation, boost entrepreneurship in emerging industries with growth potential, and facilitate SMEs' access to clusters and internationalisation activities and more strategic inter-regional collaboration and investments in the implementation of smart specialisation strategies. This general objective is translated into the specific objective of promoting the development of more world-class clusters and business networks in the EU, with a view to accelerating industrial modernisation and the creation of jobs and growth.
Partner: Deloitte (leader, BE), SPI (PT), VVA (BE), Strasbourg Conseil (FR), MERIT (NL), Fraunhofer ISI (DE), VTT (FI).
Client: EASME - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.