Policy makers and cluster managers from Slovenia and Catalonia meet in Barcelona
A delegation of Slovenian policy makers and five Slovenian clusters will visit Accio and clusters from Catalonia. It will be a two days workshop dedicated to knowledge and best practice exchange between two regions.
Event is organized as the next step in cluster development as clusters become more and more innovation oriented with open and cross-cluster approach. From Be-Wiser partners ICT Technology Network Institute from Ljubljana and Eurecat from Barcelona are directly involved. In addition participation of BeWiser partners from Cork and Paris are expected as well.
As smart specialization stategies have been accepted in EU, the focus is now on the implementation phase. One of the major topics for the policy makers is bringing the nicely prepared smart spcialization plans down to earth and take care for successful implementaion. In EU clusters are considered as the implementation tools (mechanisms) which are most suitable to help regional smart specializations come true.
One of the steps forwrad in the cluster development is new direction supported by the EU and EC for the clusters to become more innovative. With this regards this workshop between the two EU regions, Catalonia and Slovenia, is going to take place. It can be a game changer in cluster development due to a combination of interregional cooperation, inter-cluster cooperation and policy makers engagement.