IO3: the production of the content of the Cluster4Smart course
The European Commission has been more and more active in supporting the development of clusters and cluster policies. This manifests among others in a series of Cluster Policy Fora, where the policymakers of all interested member countries participate and discuss the future of strategy and tools the EU can utilise for this purpose.
March 2018 saw the 2nd meeting of the Cluster4Smart project, this time in Szeged, Hungary. This time the partners came together to evaluate the intensive work done in the first six months, resulting in a comprehensive study on “Cluster management abilities, capacities, skills and competences towards a smart industry”. The report analyses all available earlier research in this field, and completes is with the results of the Cluster4Smart project’s own survey. The Report, and its short version – with only the interesting bits – are available in the Downloads section.
Cluster4Smart, an innovative cooperation among clusters, universities and intermediaries from around Europe has held its kick-off workhop in Sophia Antipolis on 20 September. The project, financed by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union aims to develop the management and thematic competences cluster organisations need in order to successfully tackle the challenges, and exploit the opportunities of the global trends linked to Industry 4.0: automatization, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and a greater than ever need for efficient networks. The final result is to be a free and comprehensive online course usable by cluster managers, policymakers, university students and any relevant stakeholders – the first such endeavour in Europe, and a blueprint for further similar courses.
25/05 - Cluster4Smart final event - WEBINAR
Save the date! The project consortium will be pleased to present their achievements and the Cluster4Smart training course on 25 May! Aligned with its digital founding principles – and due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 epidemic - the final event of the Cluster4Smart project will be a webinar. The project team is 100% connected and keeps working! The Cluster4Smart project co-financed by...
25/05 - Cluster4Smart training course – OFFICIAL LAUNCH
We have come to the end of a long process: on May 25 the Cluster4Smart training course was officially launched at the same time as the Cluster4Smart final event. In November 2019, we were pleased to share the teaser video of the Cluster4Smart training: an e-learning course on cluster management towards a smart industry. In April, the e-learning platform of Cluster4Smart was ready for testing and at...
25/05 - Cluster4Smart training course – OFFICIAL LAUNCH POSTPONED
We would like to inform you that - unfortunately for technical reasons - the official launch of the Cluster4Smaft training course will be postponed to Monday 25/05, at the same time as the Cluster4Smart final event. We are doing our best to provide you with a great learning experience! Don’t forget to join the Final event WEBINAR of the Cluster4Smart project on 25 May from 11:00 to 12:30 CET!...
Back to Cluster4Smart final event - WEBINAR
We are proud to announce that on 25th May we successfully held the final event -WEBINAR of the Cluster4Smart project. The project consortium presented their achievements and the Cluster4Smart training course was officially launched too: the first online training programme for cluster managers towards a smart industry. As for the number of attendees, more than 60 managers and staff of clusters...
Cluster4Smart 4th TRANSNATIONAL MEETING Yecla (Spain)
The Cluster4Smart project held its 4th meeting in Yecla (Spain) at the end of March. After the opening session the key topics were IO3 – Cluster4Smart Training material - Developing the training methodology and produce the training content, the newly introduced partners; the workshops; the IO4 Cluster4Smart platform - IO4 A1, IO4 A2, and IO4 A3, followed by a visit of CETEM facilities and end...
Cluster4Smart Making Of -Everything you should know about the project.
We are happy to announce that the project’s LinkedIn campaign has started to reveal each Tuesday new secrets of the making of the future Cluster4Smart training through diverse articles’series! In the 1st article the Cluster4Smart project progression was introduced, to understand the main steps of the project and its objectives. On our LinkedIn page, we launched a four series of articles about the...
Cluster4Smart training platform - The test phase is over!
In our last news we informed you that the Cluster4Smart training platform was ready for testingand invited managers and staff of clusters and business networks to help us improve our training platform by testing the course and giving us their feedback! After several prolongations the test phase closed on Monday 27/04 and we would like say thank you all the testers for their contribution! Even in the...
EOCIC: The Smart Guide to entrepreneurship support through clusters
How can clusters boost entrepreneurship? How can entrepreneurship policy makers make better use of clusters? What can be learned from good practices about supporting start-ups and scale-ups sustainably through clusters? What are the Do’s and Don'ts for cluster and entrepreneurship policy-makers? The purpose of this Smart Guide is to provide guidance to cluster policy makers and cluster managers in...
Green light for the establishment of the European Clusters Alliance
Today, 9 September 2019 in Warsaw, during the opening of the Regional and Economic Diplomacy Summit organised by the Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology in partnership with The Polish Clusters Employers' Association, the “Warsaw Declaration for the Establishment of the European Clusters Alliance” was signed be representatives of 9 national cluster associations. In the presence of Mrs....
IO3: the production of the content of the Cluster4Smart course
IO3: TRAINING MATERIAL Let's know the Phase 3 of the Cluster4Smart project: the production of the content of the Cluster4Smart course. This is actually the current step of the project, and all project partners are involved in the content development. Selection of the pedagogical tools The Cluster4Smart training is being developed as an e-learning training, involving innovative and interactive...
Skills for Industry - Skills for Smart Industrial Specialisation and Digital Transformation
The brochure prepared by PwC EU Services, as part of the Skills for Smart Industrial Specialisation and Digital Transformation project for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME) and the Directorate General for Industry, Growth & Internal Market (DG GROW) of the European Commission is a contribution to building a shared vision and strategy on skills for industry. Going...
The Cluster4Smart teaser video is available on YouTube
The teaser video of Cluster4Smart e-learning course are ready! We are pleased to share the presentation video of the Cluster4Smart training! See you on the training platform in 2020! Cluster4Smart presentation: Watch the video and stay tuned: our online courses will be available in February 2020! Read more at Cluster4Smart...
THE E-LEARNING PLATFORM OF CLUSTER4SMART IS READY FOR TESTING
In order to improve the learning experience, we need the contribution of impartial and experimented managers and staff working in the diverse functions of business networks, such as communications, collaborative projects, internationalisation, and cluster management, to test one part of the platform and give us a feedback on the course content and the platform usability. We need 30 testers from...
TheCAP Cluster Manual
There are over 2,500 innovation clusters in Europe, yet some argue that the future is being invented outside of Europe. Many clusters are inward looking and acting more as an agglomeration of stakeholders than as active business and innovation creators. But how can we accelerate the transition from "clusters-as-usual" to "clusters-of-change"? How can clusters and innovation ecosystems create...