Presentation on theme: "Framework for Promoting Cluster Cooperation with South Mediterranean Countries Hélène-Diane Dage, Deputy Head of Unit Support to Industrial Innovation."— Presentation transcript:
Framework for Promoting Cluster Cooperation with South Mediterranean Countries Hélène-Diane Dage, Deputy Head of Unit Support to Industrial Innovation Unit Meeting of the Working Party on Euro-Mediterranean Industrial Cooperation Brussels,
Promoting Cluster Excellence to Facilitate Cluster Cooperation Clusters play an important role in the EU to support group of SMEs on various aspects such as access to finance, access to new markets, IPR, and facilitation of research and business partnerships Cluster organisations are instrumental to provide customised support services to SMEs and facilitate cooperation with strategic partners Cluster cooperation starts with strong clusters organisations A number of tools have been developed at EU level to promote excellence in cluster management What works well in Europe could also be used and promoted in South Mediterranean countries: there is scope for valorising tools in cluster management in Med countries.
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) an open online platform rich in information and services an efficient tool to learn from others and share experience a marketing portal to increase international visibility of clusters Generate new cooperation opportunities between cluster organisations/cluster firms within Europe and beyond Europe Memorandum of Understandings promoting international cluster cooperation signed between the ECCP and The European Business and Technology Centre (New Dehli, India) – Dec The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (Tokyo) – Feb The Permanent Work Group on Local Productive Systems, Ministry of Industry (Brazil) – May 2011 The Korea Industrial Complex Corporation (Seoul) – Oct Framework for Cluster Cooperation
Scope for signing MoU on cluster cooperation - first step with Tunisia and Egypt in 2012 Identification of areas with largest potential for cooperation between clusters eg. renewable energy and clean-tech, creative industries and tourism. International match-making events for cluster organisations – Plan to organise 5 match-making events between European clusters and international partners outside Europe Building upon MoUs signed by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform Identification of a host to facilitate the organisation of the event Mapping and profiling of cluster activities from Europe and third countries in the seclected strategic area Cluster Cooperation with South Mediterranean Countries
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