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Date: Thursday, 1st December 2016 and Friday, 2nd December 2016
Venue: Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace Hotel, 3 rue Gineste, 1210 Brussels (metro Rogier)
Number of participants: Limited to 250 cluster policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders
Pre-event of cluster matchmaking: Wednesday, 30th November 2016, Bozar, 11 rue Baron Horta, Brussels
Cluster matchmaking event organised by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform
Separate registration via http://www.clustercollaboration.eu/
The fifth edition of the European Cluster Conference will focus on the theme “Clusters 4.0: Shaping Smart Industries”, where you will have the opportunity to hear and discuss about the most recent trends and priorities for cluster policies and cluster organisations supporting industrial modernisation.
The spotlight will be on shaping smart industries that are not merely being transformed but that are transforming others and gain from the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ or "Industry 4.0" trends towards mass customisation and servitisation. The key question is how to effectively use clusters to capitalise upon new technologies and service offerings that drive the digitalisation and industrial transformation trends, where everything is becoming interlinked and smart: factories, machines, autonomous production systems and the actors along the value chains.
Clusters 4.0 calls for the development of a generation of advanced cluster policies that responds to these new industrial challenges through facilitating cross-sectoral value chains, fostering internationalisation, boosting interregional cooperation and investments, and accelerating entrepreneurship and skills upgrading.
The conference is linked to the European Commission’s efforts to support European Strategic Cluster Partnerships and joined efforts under the thematic Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation as well as to support entrepreneurship and growth acceleration of SMEs in order to turn more start-ups into scale-ups across Europe.
In this spirit, you will have a chance at the European Cluster Conference:
Please note that only people who received an official invitation from the European Cluster Observatory are allowed to register.
Participants are kindly requested to complete their registration form online by 17 November 2016.
The conference draft programme will be available soon.
Due to the expected interest and limited available spaces in the conference, a maximum of two people per organisation is accepted. Exceptions will only be accepted in duly justified cases (please specify it in the “Additional information” section of the registration form).
English is the official language of the event. No interpretation service is provided.
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