CLUSTERS3 “Leveraging Cluster Policies for successful implementation of RIS3” (Interreg Europe) was launched with the goal of improving Cluster Policies in the Framework of Research & Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3).  

A strong partnership led by SPRI Basque Business Development Agency with cluster policy implementing agencies from Hungary (Hajdú-Bihar County Council), Italy (Regione Piemonte), Latvia (Ministry for Economics), Poland (Lubelskie Voivodeship) & UK (Invest in Northern Ireland (DfE) and Highlands & Islands Enterprise), involving also Tecnalia and the TCI-Network (“Advisory partner”).

After an Interregional Learning phase (2016-17) and an Action Plan implementation phase (2018-19), the project has come to an end and we are ready to share our main lessons learnt and conclusions with a wider audience. 

CLUSTERS3 Final Conference will sum up four years of workshops, study visits, international peer review and benchmarking exercises, good practice exchanges and regional action plan implementations. An interactive session with a specific focus on the key challenges in the future of Cluster Policies and S3 in Europe (Where Next?) will provide an opportunity for an enriching discussion on hot topics and future developments in cluster policy. 

This event will take place on Day 2 of #TCI2019 Global Conference in Antwerp, the leading global clusters event for government, business, and academic leaders to make unexpected connections for economic growth and shared prosperity.  

We look forward to your participation in the Final Conference of CLUSTERS3. To register as a participant, please, send an email to [email protected] Registration to the CLUSTERS3 Final Conference is free of charge.

Invitation Letter and Clusters3 Final Conference Agenda