European Cluster Observatory
- Posted on: Mar 27, 2017
Post Date: Mar 27, 2017
The European Cluster Observatory is a single access point for statistical information, analysis and mapping of clusters and cluster policy in Europe that is aimed at European, national, regional and local policy-makers as well as cluster managers and representatives of SME intermediaries.
It aims to promote the development of more world-class clusters in Europe, with a view to fostering competitiveness and entrepreneurship in emerging industries and facilitating SMEs’ access to clusters and internationalisation activities through clusters.
The ultimate objective is to help Member States and regions in designing smart specialisation and cluster strategies to assist companies in developing new, globally competitive advantages in emerging industries through clusters, and thus strengthen the role of cluster policies for the rejuvenation of Europe’s industry as part of the Europe 2020 Strategy.