Clusters have become an effective instrument to promote and foster innovation, co-operation between SME and R&D-institutes as well as technology transfer. So far, clusters have mainly operated at a regional/local level and only started recently to facilitate cross-border co-operation on a case-by-case project basis.
The CEE-ClusterNetwork consortium is composed of geographically neighboured cluster regions in Central and Eastern Europe (see picture) and will use a systematic approach to mobilise and support national/regional innovation policy actors to carry out and design co-operation activities with other competent public authorities. In order to develop and prepare for those future joint trans-regional activities (like common trainee-programmes, mutually open cluster funding programmes etc.), CEE-ClusterNetwork will analyse and map existing structures/initiatives/programmes and define a common standard of the cluster methodology.
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Funding SchemeCA - Coordination action