Clusters Dialogue

Members:

  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Catalonia
  • Lombardy
  • Associate Members (Flanders, Wales)

Aims:

  • Fostering innovation and reinforcing the competitiveness of the 4M and its Associate Members through cluster policies.
  • Exchange and common learning from each other in a working group that gathers technical representatives who are experts actively involved in the implementation of cluster policies in their respective territories in order to
    • improve cluster policies
    • foster collaboration opportunities between the clusters present in the respective territories through reference visits, interclustering events, and exploring transnational collaboration opportunities

Current Topics:

  • Policy Exchange
    • benchmarking
    • sharing best practices
    • monitoring
    • and evaluation.
  • Cluster methodology is continuously evolving, and an open channel for exchanging information at policy and operational levels is crucial.

Milestones:

  • The Dialogue has been operating since 2008 and has become embedded in the different Cluster policies.
  • One of its main outcomes has been the creation of the spin-off group of Electric Mobility.