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1 CLUNET WORKING GROUP Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal 1002, Sherbrooke street West, suite 2400 Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3L6, CANADA

2 Working group objectives and program

3  General objectives –Encourage detailed policy exchanges –Build up trust and relationships between partners –Improve communications and create maximum value added from the limited time policy makers have for meetings  Specific objective –Bring together CLUNET policy making partners to discuss cluster development policies including the sub-themes (SME internationalisation, incubation)  Themes to be covered –Cluster governance and partnership –Cluster finance –Incubation via clusters –SME development via clusters –Cluster evaluation and monitoring –Cluster growth and global competitiveness strategy Working Group Objectives CLUNET WORKING GROUP Europe meets America September 2007

4 8h00Meeting place : Hotel Lobby 8h30Breakfast - Arrival & Registration 9h00Welcome Massimo Iezzoni, Director General, MMC 9h15CLUNET Objectives and Update on EU cluster policy Lynne Taylor, NWDA Fabien Martel, NWDA 10h00Montreal and other North American Regions – Benchmarking Cluster Policies Yves Charette, MMC 10h30Comfort Break 10h45Canadian and US Experience – Policy Lessons –Policies for Cluster Creation : Lessons fromthe ISRN Research Initiative David Wolfe, Professor, University of Toronto5 25 minutes –2 US/Canadian Regions – 25 minutes each Michael Darch, Executive Director, Global Marketing, OCRI (Ottawa) Daniel E. Bosley, Chairman, MA State Legisl. Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies 12h00General Findings of CLUNET Work Package 2 – 30 minutes Laura Righi, Direzione Generale dello Sviluppo Economico, Etruria Innovazione (Toscana) Marc Pattinson, Director inno- TSD 12h30Lunch and Networking 14h30Montreal’s Competitive Clusters – 20 minutes each Carl Viel, General Manager, Montreal In Vivo Lyne bouchard, President and Chief Executive Officer, TechnoMontreal Suzanne Benoit, Chief Executive Officer, Aero Montreal 15h30Discussion Moderator, Maxime Trottier, MMC 16h30Adjournment and Return to Hotel 17h50Departure from Hotel - Reception for CLUNET Partners and Guest Speakers “Discovering Montreal from the Saint- Lawrence River” + Press release / Photos CLUNET WORKING GROUP Europe meets America September 2007 Thursday, 20 th September 2007 Montreal Working Group Program

5 8h00Meeting place : Hotel Lobby 8h30Breakfast - Arrival & Registration 9h00Welcome + feedback from Day 1 LT + YC 9h30 Discussion about the final deliverables of WP 2 : Regional profiles/ Clunet policy Guidelines How to use and spread those documents 10h30Break 10h45WP 3 : Pilot project set-up Feed back from Tuscany brainstorming (MT + Filas) Presentation of opportunities from participants (All partners) Methodology for the future Pilot projects (MT +All partners) Friday, 21 st September 2007 CLUNET Regular Meeting Program CLUNET WORKING GROUP Europe meets America September h15Lunch and networking 14h00MoU and Cluster alliance Discussion about Memorandum of understanding (MP) Networking and cooperation with other Inno-NETS (FM+LT) 15h30Preparation of the Stockholm meeting in January 08 Next activities and action plan Regional and national Communication 17h00Adjournment and Return to Hotel

6 Clunet participants and guest speakers

7 Clunet participants Lynne TaylorNWDA Fabien MartelNWDA Marc PattinsonInno-TSD Vanja RangusDepartment for Economic Development and Tourism - Ljubljana Natasa MrsolDepartment for Economic Development and Tourism - Ljubljana Dajana PefestorffZAB ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg GmbH Miguel Angel GarciaInstituto Technologico de Aragon Françoise RestifBretagne Innovation Ian BranniganOne NorthEast Philippe PerezMediterranee Techonologies Gabriella FioriMediterranee Techonologies Laura SantarelliFinanziaria Laziale di Sviluppo Laura RighiEtrutia Innovazione -Toscana Astrid Harder-NowkaMinistry of Economic and Labour Affairs - Hamburg Walter BirkhanMinistry of Economic and Labour Affairs - Hamburg Robert KopaszSouth Great Plain Regional Development Agency Annukka HavasLahti Science and Business Park - Finland Eduardo DiazFundacion para el Conocimiento madri+d Yves CharetteCommunauté métropolitaine de Montréal

8 David A. WolfeUniversity of Toronto Daniel E. BolseyMassachusetts Sate Legislature Michael B. DarchOCRI - Ottawa Suzanne BenoîtAéro Montréal Carl VielMontréal InVvo Lyne BouchardTechnoMontréal Clunet guest speaker

9 Guest speaker biographies

10 David A. Wolfe is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and Co-Director of the Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems (PROGRIS) at the Munk Centre for International Studies. His research interests include the political economy of technological change and the role of local and regional economic development, with special reference to Canada and Ontario. PROGRIS serves as the national secretariat for the Innovation Systems Research Network (ISRN), funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is National Coordinator of the ISRN and from 2001 to 2005 he was the Principal Investigator on its Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant on Innovation Systems and Economic Development: the Role of Local and Regional Clusters in Canada, a comparative study of twenty-six industrial clusters across Canada. Along with Meric Gertler, he has recently been awarded a new MCRI grant from SSHRC on the Social Dynamics of Economic Performance: Innovation and Creativity in City Regions which runs from 2006 to He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science from Carleton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. From October, 1990 to August, 1993 he served as Executive Coordinator for Economic and Labour Policy in the Cabinet Office of the Government of Ontario. Upon his return to the University of Toronto from 1993 until 1997, he was a research associate in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s Program on Law and the Determinants of Social Ordering. He is editor or co-editor of seven books and numerous scholarly articles and public policy reports. In 2003, he co-authored a report on Community Participation and Multilevel Governance in Economic Development Policy for the Government of Ontario's Panel on the Role of Government. Most recently, he prepared a report for the Ontario Research and Innovation Council on Knowledge and Innovation. His recent publications have appeared in The Nation State in a Global Information Era, ed. Thomas Courchene, Innovation and Social Learning: Institutional Adaptation in an Era of Technological Change co-edited with Meric S. Gertler, Taking Public Universities Seriously, co-edited by Frank Iacobucci and Carolyn Tuohy, Global Networks and Local Linkages, co-edited with Matthew Lucas, Clusters and Regional Development: Critical reflections and explorations, edited by Bjorn Asheim, Phil Cooke and Ron Martin, and Cluster Genesis: The Emergence of Technology Clusters, edited by Maryann Feldman and Pontus Braunerheim. Recent articles have also appeared in European Planning Studies, Regional and Federal Studies, Review of International Political Economy, Futures, Urban Studies and Science and Public Policy. More information is available at the PROGRIS website: David A. Wolfe’s Biography

11 Michael Darch is the Executive Director of OCRI's Ottawa Global Marketing. The Global Marketing group is responsible for the attraction of investment, companies and people to the Ottawa region, the branding and marketing of the City of Ottawa, the management of Ottawa's global partnerships and the support of Ottawa's technology clusters. Michael is a strong advocate of focused, cluster-based economic development. He has been the driving force behind the economic partnerships formed between Ottawa and five U.S. cities and is now building European partnerships. He has rebuilt the marketing of Ottawa around its successful technology clusters, skilled workforce, research strength, ability to attract capital and business support infrastructure. Michael has over 30 years experience in the private sector. He was President of Viva Interactive Learning Inc, a company producing computer-based Health and Safety educational products. Michael was also the President of REDO, an organization to assist the economy of Ottawa to adjust to the federal government downsizing announced in Prior to that appointment, he was the founder and President of Lansdowne Technologies Inc. for 20 years. Lansdowne provided management services to large technology-intensive projects, primarily in the aerospace and defence sectors. Michael served as an engineering officer for 11 years in the Canadian Air Force. Currently a Director of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport Authority, Michael also served as a Chairman of the Ottawa Economic Development Corporation. He has also served as a Director on the Boards of several technology companies, both public and private. Michael holds Masters degrees in Business from the University of Ottawa and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada. He is a Professional Engineer, registered in the Province of Ontario. Michael B. Darch’s Biography

12 Representative Daniel E. Bosley, of North Adams, serves as the HouseChairman of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies in the Massachusetts Legislature. This Committee considers all matters pertaining to economic development within the Commonwealth, including issues related to commercial establishments, industrial development, casino gambling, gaming and the racing industry. Representative Bosley worked extensively on the Economic Stimulus packages that included STEM an initiative to encourage students to pursue the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as encourage technology applications in classrooms and the use of technology in workforce training and development. He created legislation to restructure the electric industry, a project that has been credited as the largest economic development program in Massachusetts and the first of its kind in the nation. The Restructuring Law has resulted in almost $3 billion in savings to ratepayers and has increased generation capacity to record levels. It has also led to the largest investment in renewable energy and efficiency programs in the country. Representative Bosley has served as Chairman of the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG/ERC) Export Promotion Task Force and as Chair of the Electric Deregulation Task Force. In 1996, he was instrumental in establishing the Eastern Trade Council, an 11 member jurisdiction, a regional trade institute to promote regional cooperation to increase experts in the Northeast. In 2004, he served as the CSG National Chairman. First elected as State Representative in 1986, Representative Bosley is currently serving his eleventh term. Bosley graduated cum laude from North Adams State College in 1976 with a BA in History and Political Science. In 1996, he received his MA in Public Policy from UMass Boston. In 2001, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts awarded Bosley with an honorary Doctor of Laws. He lives in North Adams with his wife, Laura, and his daughter, Stephanie. Daniel E. Bosley’s Biography

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14 Lyne Bouchard joined Montréal International in April 2006 to manage the Information and Communications Technology Cluster of Greater Montréal – TechnoMontréal’s activities. In partnership with companies and representatives from the academic, scientific and governmental sectors, Ms. Bouchard sees to the industry’s promotion and ensures that the right conditions are put in place to allow our companies to compete internationally. Previously, Ms. Bouchard was Director for Eastern Canada of Gartner’s Executive Programs where she worked as a senior consultant and coach with CIOs. Ms. Bouchard holds a doctorate from UCLA. Lyne Bouchard s’est jointe à Montréal International en avril 2006 pour diriger les activités de la Grappe des technologies de l’information et des communications du Grand Montréal – TechnoMontréal. De concert avec les entreprises et les représentants des milieux académiques, scientifiques et gouvernementaux, Mme Bouchard voit à la promotion de l’industrie et à la mise en place des conditions qui permettront aux entreprises de mieux concurrencer à l’échelle internationale. Auparavant, Mme Bouchard a été responsable des programmes pour exécutifs chez Gartner où elle a travaillé avec les CIOs de l’est du Canada en tant que conseiller senior et coach. Mme Bouchard détient un doctorat de UCLA. Lyne Bouchard’s Biography

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