European Cluster Conference 2022 – An overview of the PUZZLE activities

  • December 12, 2022
  • 2 min read

The 8th edition of the European Cluster Conference took place on the 26th and 27th of September 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. The event aimed to stimulate a high-level policy discussion on the challenges that need to be addressed to reinforce the role and added value of clusters in implementing the updated EU Industrial Strategy and other core European initiatives impacting the industry. The conference brought together cluster managers, policymakers and experts from all over the European Union to discuss the latest trends in cluster policies.

ECCP – The European Cluster Collaboration Platform is an online community that connects and assists cluster organisations in communicating and collaborating. The platform provides news, events, opportunities and collaboration for industry stakeholders, disseminating and showcasing the influence of European clusters.

Just before the European Cluster Conference 2022, a Matchmaking event was arranged. This event gathered cluster organisations – to explore trade, investment and partnering opportunities and to develop connections between Europe’s value chains and ecosystems. The Matchmaking event gathered clusters, companies, business networks and scaling-up support organisations, and investors from the EU (and non-EU COSME), countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) looking for future project partners, collaboration agreements, or specific products or services.

To encourage synergies, knowledge exchange and interaction between policymakers, practitioners and experts at the European level, representatives of the PUZZLE consortium presented the project to attendees at European Cluster Conference 2022.

To discuss the latest trends in cluster synergies and stimulate a future high-level collaboration on challenges and needs to be addressed in a post-pandemic context, making better use of clusters, in particular in the domain of cybersecurity threats.
PUZZLE project was also presented to members of the 3B ICT Network who attended the conference in Prague and joined efforts to empower the 3B ICT Network in digital security. 3B ICT Network – Balkan, Black Sea and Baltic ICT Clusters Network, consists of 12 members from 8 countries.

[VIDEO] Highlights from the European Cluster Conference in Prague – September 2022 on YouTube.