3rd Cluster-to-Cluster Conference and Matchmaking - Innovation by Combination

Your international Cluster Meeting Place

300 participants representing 150 clusters from 24 countries managing 433 cluster-to-cluster meetings made the 2nd BSR STARS Cluster-to-Cluster Conference and Matchmaking to Europe's largest cluster matchmaking event in 2014.

BSR Stars’ annual meeting point for key cluster staff returns again this year on September 17-18 in Copenhagen. More than 150 clusters from 30 countries have already signed up for this year's event.

See a video showcasing the Cluster Matchmaking Conference 2015 here

The cluster-to-cluster conference and matchmaking is dedicated to matching clusters (and SME networks) with each other.

Innovation by Combination

This year, the theme of the event is Innovation by Combination, because we believe that innovation occurs by combining forces, across clusters, across borders and across sectors. Therefore this year’s event features an increased focus on cross cluster collaboration.

But Innovation as Combination costs. So this two-day event will also give insight into funding schemes dedicated to clusters (such as BSR Innovation Express, Interreg and H2020) and a unique opportunity to establish international collaboration with other clusters.

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  • Meet clusters (and SME networks) from all over Europe;
  • Scout for cluster partners for joint development projects;
  • Gain knowledge about international clusters, their areas of specialisation and strategy;
  • Discover new opportunities for cross cluster collaboration;
  • Present, discuss and develop new project ideas with other clusters.

Why participate?

  • Besides excellent matchmaking opportunities the event also offers an interesting but light conference program:
  • Gain insight into Innovation by Combination and cross cluster collaboration
  • Overview of different possibilities for funding to develop or enhance international cluster cooperation activities;
  • Opportunity to form or develop a Horizon 2020 consortium and other European projects.

 

Program

  • Two Rounds of Cluster-to-Cluster Matchmaking: Pre-planned and pre-booked meetings between the participants.
    20 minutes per meeting. Possibility of up to 8 meetings.
  • "Key Take Aways on Cluster Internationalisation"
    by director Micael Gustafsson, Clusterland Sweden, European Cluster Manger of the year 2012
  • "How Clusters Can Fund Their International Work - Challenges and Opportunities"
    by Dr.-Ing. Gerd Meier zu Köcker, Director at go-cluster - VDI/VDE-IT           
  • Keynote: "Combinatoric Innovation: Environments for serendipity, serious optimism & brilliant failures"
    by professor Paul Iske professor, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University
  • "Cross Sectorial Cluster Innovation - Learning from different approaches on best practise" and
    Cluster Labs: Discover and discuss new cross-sectorial ideas and collaborations
  • And it's all moderated by Dr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School and TCI President
  • See more here

 

Who can participate?

  • Cluster mangers and key cluster staff from clusters with at least a Bronze label according to the European Cluster Excellence Initiative Approach (ECEI).  In case you are not from the Baltic Sea Region but wishes to participate in the event please contact Kaspar Nielsen on kan@clusterexcellencedenmark.dk. 
  • Cluster funding agencies
  • Last year the event was fully booked weeks before the deadline for registration. So please do sign up i due time. And due to this popular demand we have a limitation of two participants per cluster.
     

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Registration
closed since 1 Sep 2015
Organisers
Schedule
Registration 1 Apr – 1 Sep
Meeting Selection 27 Aug – 15 Sep
Event 17 Sep – 18 Sep
Details
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Copenhagen
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 204
Meetings 540
Participants
Austria 3
Belgium 5
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1
Bulgaria 2
China 1
Denmark 49
Estonia 1
Finland 1
France 5
Germany 25
Greece 1
Hungary 1
Iceland 2
Italy 3
Latvia 6
Lithuania 2
Luxembourg 3
Malta 1
Morocco 1
Netherlands 1
Norway 17
Poland 23
Portugal 4
Romania 6
Russia 4
Serbia 3
Spain 26
Sweden 30
United Kingdom 7
Total 234
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After Event 7417
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