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Implementation of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform

Client

EISMEA: European Innovation Council and SME Executive Agency

Year

ongoing

Partner

IMP³ROVE, European Clusters Alliance (ECA), InPulse Partners SRL, AgriFood Lithuania, Eurada, Intracto, LOW, VDI/VDE


The assignment

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.

Our approach

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.


Cluster landscapes

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.

Italian ecosystems and the European agenda for sustainability: the Lombardy clusters

The following paper presents observations on the cluster landscape in Lombardy and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the region. 

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European Union and Canada: Input paper on cluster policy landscapes and collaboration opportunities.

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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Community News (ECCP website)

AGORADA+ discusses harnessing aerospace technologies, Smart City concepts, and life sciences for regional development: the case of Malopolska

The following paper presents observations on the cluster landscape in Malopolska and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the region. 

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Clusters as drivers of regional innovation eco-systems: the case of Romania

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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Twin transition through innovation - the role of clusters in the development towards a climate-neutral and digital industrial region: the case of North Rhine-Westphalia

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. 

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Czech clusters as leaders of global digital & green ecosystems: the case of Czechia

The following paper presents observations on the cluster landscape in Czechia and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the region. 

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Clusters & regions fostering collaboration to deploy industry of the future on territories: the case of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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. 

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Enhancing cross-sectorial and trans-regional cooperation: the case of Burgas

The following paper presents observations on the cluster landscape in Bulgaria and outlines some key considerations for the future development of the region. 

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Clusters as boosters of innovation in industrial ecosystems: the case of Skane

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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Links and Downloads

More information to the ECCP (clustercollaboration.eu)

Project team

Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer, Lennart Galdiga, Felix Ginzinger, Fabian Schmidt, Dr Georg Klose, Jannis Lambert, Vera Wechner

Project updates

European cluster ecosystems united

2024
| Project update

The European Cluster Conference is a key element of cluster collaboration. It focuses on political priorities, the exchange of best practices and practical contacts across a comprehensive EU-wide network.

Clusters meet Regions

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| Event

As part of our work for the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer presents an input paper on the cluster landscape of Lombardy, outlining important considerations for the future development of the region.

EU Clusters Talk

| Event

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.

Clusters meet regions workshop in Barcelona

| Event

The fifth Clusters meet Regions workshop will focus on sustainable competitiveness and the role of clusters in this.

Resilient supply chains in the EU

2022
| Project

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.

Cluster meets Regions-Workshop in Croatia

| Event

The "Cluster meets Regions" workshop discusses digital transformation and interregional cooperation in Croatia.

Cluster meets Regions workshop: Baltic region clusters

| Event

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform is organising the second "Cluster meets Regions" workshop with a focus on Lithuania and the Baltic Sea Region.

Cluster as motor for regional development in Andalusia

2022
| Project

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.

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