EISMEA: European Innovation Council and SME Executive Agency
IMP³ROVE, European Clusters Alliance (ECA), InPulse Partners SRL, AgriFood Lithuania, Eurada, Intracto, LOW, VDI/VDE
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), an initiative of the European Union, aims to strengthen the European economy through cooperation. It helps cluster organisations in Europe and beyond to network, communicate, and collaborate to meet the challenges of green and digital transition in a cohesive way. The ECCP and its support services are intended to help increase the performance and competitiveness of the clusters. An essential objective of the ECCP is to facilitate cluster access for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to support them in their internationalisation activities and positioning in global value chains.
As part of a consortium led by IMP³ROVE, in collaboration with VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, European Cluster Alliance, InPulse Partners SRL, Agrifood Lithuania, Eurada, Intracto and LOW, Prognos is developing the European Cluster Collaboration Platform to become a single point of contact for cluster organisations in Europe.
The consortium is involved in a wide range of tasks, ranging from profiling cluster organisations and their ecosystems across Europe, to supporting cooperative efforts, and organising and hosting events.
Prognos is responsible for work package 3, "Data & Policy". This includes the mapping and analysis of cluster organisations in the EU and beyond. The ECCP will also build synergies with other initiatives such as the Enterprise Europe Network and the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. The project team is also reviewing the existing functionalities of the ECCP and the European Resource Efficiency Platform and developing useful extensions for both platforms.
Furthermore, the project team will produce 19 input papers for 15 regional and 4 C2LAB ("Cluster Collaboration Labs") workshops. The papers each provide a detailed overview of the situation in the region. Aspects such as state framework conditions and investment opportunities will be analysed. They also contain recommendations for policymakers and cluster managers. The input papers for the C2LAB workshops focus on individual major topics such as tourism or energy.
Finally, Prognos is responsible for the “Cluster Programmes in Europe” field of work. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of national cluster policies for the EU, the UK, and selected COSME countries. Comparable analyses of all results will be provided, highlighting the most interesting findings on cluster policies and programmes across Europe and beyond. At present, the ECCP provides information on cluster strategies and programmes across Europe in the form of fact sheets. They give a comprehensive overview of the national cluster policies for the EU and third countries. This will also facilitate more strategic interregional cooperation between SMEs by networking and supporting cluster players in Europe.
Here you will find some of our input papers on various cluster regions & landscapes that our team created as part of their work for the ECCP.
The following paper presents the cluster policy landscapes and opportunities for collaboration in the European Union and Canada. It highlights existing trade relations between the EU and Canada and takes a look at possible future cluster cooperation.
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The following paper presents observations on the cluster landscape in Malopolska and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the region.
The following paper presents observations on the cluster landscape in Romania and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the region.
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The following paper presents observations on the cluster landscape in North Rhine-Westphalia and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the region.
The following paper presents observations on the cluster landscape in Czechia and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the region.
The following paper presents observations on the cluster landscape in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the region.
The following paper presents observations on the cluster landscape in Bulgaria and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the region.
The following paper presents observations on the Skåne clusterslandscape and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the South Sweden region.
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More information to the ECCP (clustercollaboration.eu)
Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer, Lennart Galdiga, Felix Ginzinger, Fabian Schmidt, Dr Georg Klose, Jannis Lambert, Vera Wechner
Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer, Prognos Head of EU Services, on behalf of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform speaks about cluster policies in the EU at the EU Clusters Talk.
The fifth Clusters meet Regions workshop will focus on sustainable competitiveness and the role of clusters in this.
What are possible solutions when supply chains are disrupted due to external shocks? A survey conducted for the European Commission as part of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform provides answers.
The "Cluster meets Regions" workshop discusses digital transformation and interregional cooperation in Croatia.
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform is organising the second "Cluster meets Regions" workshop with a focus on Lithuania and the Baltic Sea Region.
Clusters can support the implementation of the regional economic strategy. This is shown by an input paper from the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, taking Andalusia as an example.
Partner, Head of EU Services
Once again, Prognos has compiled the Innovation Index Germany on behalf of the Vodafone Insti-tute for Society and Communications. The index quantifies the impact the expansion of Germa-ny’s digital infrastructure has had on its innovation strength.
The feature dossier addresses which opportunities and challenges the metaverse might hold for the sub-markets of the cultural and creative industries.
A skilled worker shortage and increased numbers of people requiring care: domestic care is fac-ing major challenges. Prognos is evaluates the implementation of the Buurtzorg approach, an innovative community care model, for the Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Social Co-hesion.
The Rhineland-Palatinate Innovation Agency was co-developed by Prognos in 2022. Prognos has continued to support the innovation agency throughout the start of its operational work.
Compared to other export sectors, German pharmaceutical exports show above-average levels of innovation and value-added intensity. However, the industry is falling behind in the global re-search competition. This is shown by a new study commissioned by Roche.
In collaboration with Prof. Dominique Foray, Prognos compiled a policy brief identifying the potential of smart specialisation strategies for driving forward structural transformation.
The Federal Ministry of Economics promotes digital technologies that drive forward the economy’s green transformation. Together with partners, we are responsible for the accompanying research.
In a comprehensive study, Prognos analyses the social and economic situation of freelance and hybrid working creatives. The results will serve as a basis for targeted improvements.
Eurostars supports cross-border research cooperation of SMEs in Europe. On behalf of the BMBF, Prognos analyses the effectiveness of the Eurostars-2 programme at national level.
Could purpose become the model for business and society? We investigated this as part of our work for the Future Office and compared it with other scenarios.
Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.