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Clusters as boosters of innovation in industrial ecosystems - An invitation for Cluster meet Regions in Sweden, 15 - 16 June 2023


The European Cluster Collaboration Platform on behalf of the European Commission in partnership with Region SkaneMedia EvolutionSustainable Business HubLivsmedels-akademinSyd Industriellt utvecklingscentrumMobile Heights and Packbridge are jointly organizing the Clusters Meet Regions workshop on 15 -16 June 2023 in Malmö, Sweden

Themed, “Clusters as boosters of innovation in industrial ecosystems”, the event will demonstrate the best examples in all Skåne´s specialisation areas and spotlight how clusters act as drivers of regional competitiveness by identifying needs and opportunities, facilitating access to knowledge and through mobilising and facilitating cooperation among stakeholders. Besides, we will also discuss the interregional dimension and its potential collaboration opportunities to strengthen EU value chains in different industrial ecosystems. Alongside the one-and-a-half-day programme, participants will be offered visits at companies specialised in tech, food, and life science & health.


15 regional workshops are being organised in those EU regions that expressed an interest in hosting such a workshop in the period 2022-23 as part of the “Clusters meet Regions” cycle. These events bring together clusters and policymakers of the EU at the national, regional, and local levels to learn from each other how to better use clusters to strengthen industrial ecosystems, serve national/regional economic development and liaise with other regions facing similar transition challenges.


The overall objective of the Clusters Meet Regions - Skåne is to give visibility on how clusters can be integrated into the design and implementation of regional development policies where clusters are drivers of regional competitiveness, growth, employment and innovation, and act as key accelerators and enablers for digital and green transitions as well as to strengthen resilience. The event also aims to create and promote collaborations between clusters and regional authorities in Skåne, as well as foster cooperation with other European clusters in the same or related economic activities and thus complement regional assets and reinforce capacities to lead the green transition, accelerate the digital transition and build resilience. 


The event will bring together onsite over 100 representatives of the EU clusters and companies, national and regional public authorities and business support organisations from Sweden and other EU regions as well as researchers, civil society, financial intermediaries, innovation agencies, industrial associations, investors, and other related actors.

Clusters Meet Regions - Skåne will end with a party at Media Evolution, Malmö (the main venue), and all speakers and delegates are  invited to join.


To register for Clusters Meet Regions workshop in Malmö, please follow the link.


Draft Agenda is available here.