Representatives of the CMA, CLAG and IGAPE in front of the Royal Danish Playhouse
On the 17 and 18 September, Clusters Galicia was present at the “3rd Cluster-to-Cluster Conference and Matchmaking”.
Specifically, it was the Galician Wood Cluster and the Galician Audio-Visual Cluster accompanied by the IGAPE, who travelled to Copenhagen with the aim of discovering synergies and opportunities for collaboration with other clusters and organisations on a European and international level. Hence, during the event, there were a number of meetings with diverse organisms and institutions such as Cluster Excellence Denmark, Denmark Food Cluster, Madrid Network and Harvard Business School, among many others with who the opportunity to collaborate arose. In addition, the conference included a number of talks among which we would highlight that of Christophe Ghichard (DG Grow- Unit Clusters- Internationalisation), which focused on shedding light on the European Commission’s current approach to policy cluster and their internationalisation.
Besides talks and meetings, there were also a series of debates called “Clusters Labs” focused on different cross-section projects.
This year over 150 clusters from 30 countries met at the “3rd Cluster-to-Cluster Conference and Matchmaking” which is one of the essential meeting points for cluster organisations on a European and international level. Thanks to its attendance, the position of the CMA and the CLAG in European consortiums has been strengthened. Proof of it are the series of one-to-one meetings that the CMA had with clusters related to construction and energy efficiency from countries such as Denmark, Italy, and Luxemburg. The CLAG has also made significant progress in its relations with entities such as the Serbia Film Commission, the Danish Sound Innovation Network, as well as establishing contact with the Swedish and Polish markets.
In recent years, there has been an increasing presence of Galician clusters at this type of events, where they compete with clusters from all over Europe on equal terms, allowing them to be at the forefront of all that happens in Europe as well as obtaining members with who to participate in other consortiums.