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Conference “Enhancing Excellence with Clusters Collaboration & Innovation”|16th November 2017| Oeiras (Lisbon)

Final Conf


The MATERIALIX Final Conference “Enhancing Excellence with Clusters Collaboration & Innovation” will take place on 16 November, from 09h to 13h, in Oeiras (Lisbon) at the Center of Congresses of the TAGUSPARK (main auditorium). The event is organised by MATERIALIX Consortium and gathers a notable set of international speakers.

This International Conference aims to present to relevant stakeholders and experts the findings of the MATERIALIX project, validate and collect their views (especially on the development of collaborative sustained models for transnational Cluster networks), and also to promote a discussion about Europe 2030 and the links between Cluster, Innovation & Research Policies.

This Final Conference is organised in cooperation with the PORTUGALclusters and the EUROPEAN TOOLING PLATFORM (MANUFUTURE SUB-PLATFORM), within the initiatives for the High Level Group Meeting of MANUFUTURE (organised by EWF), that will be held between 15-17 November in Portugal, which is an opportunity to:

  • Share excellence management and cluster experience and practices;
  • Exchange ideas about challenges and future research & cluster policies – Europe 2030;
  • Share an integrative vision towards innovation and support SME growth;

The registration for the conference is now open!

For more details please view the agenda here.

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Cluster Visits to Denmark and Ireland| 19th-24th April 2017

MATERIALIX Consortium visited Welfare Tech cluster (Denmark) and Cúram, Centre for Research in Medical Devices, Biomedical Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. In parallel, the 2nd face-to-face training was held on 20th April, in Copenhagen (Denmark).

These study visits had the focus in medical devices, to explore new crossing with the materials sector in order to comply with some requests of the EU that is investing a lot on this key-topic.

It was a great opportunity to learn and gather best practices in new business models, Knowledge & Technology transfer, as well as how Clusters can establish long-term partnerships between research & development entities and companies members.

The 2nd face-to-face training aimed at giving an overview of the theoretical Industry Analysis and Segmentation and Value Chain Analysis topics, followed by case studies scrutiny and debate.



Cluster Visits to Germany and Austria | 23rd-26th January 2017

MATERIALIX Consortium visited Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid (Germany) and Business Upper Austria (Austria). The first two visits of four visits planned for Cluster Managers were held in January, as well as the 1st training activity on 25th of January (Austria).

The study visits were organized to European Clusters well-known by their excellent reputation in cluster management and/or in selected targeted fields to learn by example and gather a set of good management practices and potential new services to be implemented.

These visits gave a detailed overview of different Clusters structure, governance model and market focus. Besides, it also provided insight of the services offered, as well as a vision of how to design new services (and methodologies) with a Key players approach.

In addition, the 1st face-to-face training aimed at giving an overview of the theoretical basis of Cluster Economic topic, followed by case studies scrutiny and the application of the most common tools through the online mentoring period.



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