In this fourth story of results on research and innovation, we introduce you to ClusterFY.
They want to make SMEs in Europe more competitive and innovative by encouraging cooperation between clusters and business networks.
The Lithuanian partner explained how their clusters find it hard to compete on the international market because of their small size. Yet, their Dutch partner inspired them to think of clusters in a new way to solve this problem; start with a societal need.
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Getting proper recognition
In March 2019, ClusterFY was mentioned as a good example of promoting internationalisation activities through clusters in the European Cluster Policy Forum paper.
We asked Rima Dijkstra how that made her feel: ‘We are very proud to have been noticed by the European cluster policy makers. This recognition allows the ClusterFY project to be noticed by all member states representatives responsible for the national cluster policies as well as European and international cluster experts.’
What has changed since the interview?
- The Lithuanian partner has come up with suggestions to encourage cross-sectorial cooperation amongst clusters in their draft action plan
- The project partners, together with experts, have prepared joint policy recommendations on cluster policy development, key enabling technologies and cluster internationalisation issues
- All project partners have drafted their regional action plans
More results in research and innovation
If you've missed them, read through some of the articles we published earlier this week:
- Cooperation results in fashion innovation
- The power of island communities
- Bringing digital services to rural areas
From 4 to 18 May, the Policy Learning Platform went on a virtual tour across Europe to discover successful programmes that foster youth entrepreneurship!
Partners of project RECORD will participate on May 12th, in a webminar organized by European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI).
On May 4-5, Study visit to Gran Paradiso in Aosta Valley, Italy, took place.
After four years of work, the SOCENT SPAs project reviews the objectives achieved
In this webinar you will learn more about RECORD, an Interreg Europe project of 4 years, aiming at helping railway SMEs to invest more and better in innovation
The Policy Learning Platform is organising an online discussion on the topic of smart specialisation strategies for sustainable and inclusive growth (S4+).