Brokerage Event – Joint Romanian – Hungarian Cluster Conference

Bridging Countries – Reaching Europe


First European cluster event to be labelled under the EU “Cluster Week” initiative, the 3 days conference (20-22 November, Oradea-Debrecen) co-organised by the Hungarian Ministry of Finance and the Romanian Cluster Association (CLUSTERO) supported by the INTERREG Europe Clusterix 2.0 Project invites cluster experts and practitioners to a lively debate on relevant cluster topics such as sustainable business models, cluster support tools, role of universities, the Y generation and the start-ups. A special focus will be put on innovative SMEs with dedicated sessions and a B2B/C2C brokerage event organised event.

The rationale behind the joint conference is to bridge the cluster success stories of 2 neighbouring Eastern European countries which have followed different ways in reaching the same result- the establishment of a competitive and sustainable cluster landscape – in order to scale it up on the wider European perspective.

In striving for world class cluster status, both countries benefited a lot form the European interregional learning processes triggered by the INTERREG Europe Clusterix 2.0; both the Hungarian well established national cluster financing, evaluation and accreditation system as well as the ambitious Romanian industrial clusters climbing the stairs of excellence in what could be called a pure bottom up approach, adapted innovative cluster management instruments or smart cluster policy approaches from other European partner region in Sweden, Denmark, Flanders, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and Austria. The findings and results of over 3 years successful interregional cooperation will be presented, debated and capitalised alongside those other Danubian or European initiatives (DanuBioValNet, Clusters S3, STRING etc. ) and embedded into the INTERREG Policy Learning Platform.

Join us for clustering, intercultural sharing and innovation spirit!

Brokerage Event B2B, C2C
In addition to the high scientific and informative character, the conference will also have a strong practical side facilitating bilateral business meetings between participating national and international companies and clusters via the brokerage event session conducted with the support of Enterprise Europe Network.

The brokerage event will take place in parallel with the conference on the first day of the event.

Useful information

The conference will be held in English, and the participation is free of charge. Registering for the conference and the brokerage event in advance is necessary.

The registration for the conference is HERE.

The registration for the brokerage event is now closed.

Please consult the list of participants in the brokerage event HERE.

Useful information concerning the venue can be found HERE.

Should you need further details or any other information, please contact Mr. Flaviu Iorgulescu, [email protected].