IO3: the production of the content of the Cluster4Smart course
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 impact and shape the future of Europe?
This short manual ‘Creating Clusters of Change – How cluster managers drive innovation and increase impact’ gives insights into some of the key takeaways, tools and lessons learned from Europe’s first Cluster Accelerator TheCAP which took place at Provadis School of International Management and Technology in Frankfurt in October 2019. The manual (please see attached) includes chapters on leadership, skills, financial models and inspirational best practice sharing as well as practical tools including a Cluster Development Roadmap, Cluster Member Card and Leadership Self-Assessment.
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!
Watch the video and stay tuned: our online courses will be available in February 2020!
Read more at Cluster4Smart website’s homepage!
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 through a state-of-play analysis on smart industrial specialisation and digital transformation and in particular on high-tech T-shaped skills in Europe, with a series of key findings resulting form the analysis, the report continues with a comparison of the high-tech skills situation between US and EU, the two of them facing similar skills challenges, with differnces and similarities beteween policy thinking, private/public sector involvement, political support for policymaking etc.
Based on the previous analysis and stakeholder consultations, a vision has been elaborated to define the objectives and priorities of an ambitious Skills for Industry Strategy 2030 for Europe. To facilitate the operationalisation of the vision, the proposal for a Skills for Industry Strategy 2030 has been developed into nine modules, each including a set of key policy recommendations detailed in distinct chapters of the document and accompanied by examples of best practices:
- Leadership and Governance
- Territorial skills strategies
- Dedicated funding for re- and upskilling
- Incentives for individuals and businesses
- High-quality vocational education and training
- Accelerated world class curriculum
- Industry-led training infrastructures
- Talent detection and nurturing
- Communication at all levels
Please refer to the attached document for a thorough reading,
The information and views set out in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of EASME or of the Commission. Neither EASME, nor the Commission can guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this study. Neither EASME, nor the Commission or any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.
The document was published on 28/10/2019 on ec.europa.eu website here. © European Union, 1995-2019.
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...