European Cluster Conference 2016

Rachel Lombardi, International Synergies’ Director of Business and Development has been invited to speak at the European Cluster Conference which will take place on the 1-2 December, 2016 in Brussels.

The conference will focus on the “Clusters 4.0: Shaping Smart Industries” and will discuss the most recent trends and priorities for cluster policies and cluster organisations supporting industrial modernisation.

Dr Lombardi will be speaking at the Parallel Session 3: Boosting interregional collaboration and investments through cluster partnerships.  This session will share experiences on how policy-makers and cluster organisations can actively shape interregional partnering, connect their regional ecosystems and boost joined investments, notably in the context of the set-up of the thematic Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation. It will discuss lessons learned and what actions are needed to put in place effective European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments that connect companies across Europe’s regions with related regional specialisation patterns and priorities.