Synergy with ClusterFY at Northern Connections Transnational Workshop

Our cluster partners met on 16th-18th October in Groningen, the Netherlands, to discuss synergies in aligning innovation measures and how to build capacity for involving enterprises in transnational innovation.

The Northern Connections Interregional WP4 and WP5 meeting was held on October 16 to October 18, 2017. The topic of these workshop days was WP4 and WP5 in collaboration with the SNN Interreg C Project ClusterFly. It is thus a prime example on how synergy with other projects can be expressed in joint events.

The Workshop Programme 
The focus is on cluster processes and cluster strategies, policies and support measures related to interregional cluster servicing for SME’s on a regional, national and international level. Also, strategy and policy development as well as support measures was a topic of discussion through a mix of panel discussion and working café sessions.  

Both the ClusterFly and Northern Connections projects were presented and representatives participated in a panel discussions, a guided tour at Energy Transition Centre, World Café sessions. On the last day of the conference, the two projects held separate programmes, where the following topics were discussed:

  • Introduction to Toolbox in Podio, what is it, how do we use it and focus on content
  • Best practise tools from partners, accesable for all in the project

The transnational working days also included a guided tour at Energy Transition Centre (EnTranCe) and trips to IDEA, Investa and Smart Grid Boekelermeer to gain insight in inspiring, innovative approaches to cooperation.

Follow the results of the discussions from this workshop here - or read our next newsletter.