Developing Smart Specialization Strategies for Cluster Improvement

Project duration: 1 May 2012 – 31 October 2014

ClusterPoliSEE main objective is to enhance the capacity of regional policy makers to confront, prevent and anticipate change, developing smart specialization strategies for cluster improvement, thus accelerating differentiation and structural change towards a knowledge-based economy in which there is a place for all SEE regions to position themselves. Specific objectives are to:
  1. set up a collaborative ICT platform as a learning mechanism system for partnership and relevant stakeholders aiming at improving SEE cluster policies through cooperative learning, policy transfer andm information interchange between them exploring the added value of transnational cooperation based on an open and interactive web-based support for mutual learning;
  2. provide an in-depth assessment of the regional cluster policies in the participant countries, based on consideration of past actions, visions of the future, analysis of current contexts and understanding and working with parallel contexts, this as contribution to develop smarter policies in support of existing/developing, improving the understanding of existing data and information related to cluster development;
  3. identify factors, tools, experiences, best practises related to the six thematic priority areas, based on an overall picture of the past and current regional related frameworks, to work on developing new policy learning mechanisms that will be tested through pilot initiatives;
  4. strengthen support to result-oriented transnational cooperation for the design of new strategies (Joint strategic Plan, sustainability plan and SEE level Initiative) for project results sustainability and as contribution to support South East Europe area as the place of innovation.

  • Marche Region - European Policies Department - Managing Authority for ERDF and ESF, Italy
  • Emilia Romagna Region, General Directorate for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Italy
  • Veneto Region, Industry and Craft Department, Italy
  • Pannon Business Network Association, Hungary
  • Maribor Development Agency, Slovenia
  • The Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency, Bulgaria
  • Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce, Greece
  • Region of Central Macedonia, Greece
  • Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies / Corallia Clusters Initiative Unit, Greece
  • AWS, Austria Wirtschaftsservice Ltd, Austria
  • Ecoplus - The business Agency of Lower Austria Ltd, Austria
  • North East Regional Development Agency, Romania
  • Institute for Economic Forecsating, Romania
  • Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment, Romania
  • The Union of Slovak Clusters, Slovakia
  • Trnava self Governing Region, Slovakia
  • University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koper, Slovenia
  • Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, Slovakia
  • MAG - Hungarian Economic Development Centre, Hungary
  • Istrian Development Agency, Croatia
  • Povincial Secretariat fo Economy, Serbia
  • Albanian Invesetment Development Agency - AIDA, Albania
  • University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Ministry of Economic Developmemt - Department for Development and Economic Cohesion, Italy
International: http://www.clusterpolisee.eu
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