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Czech Optical Cluster as a catalyst for innovation of the optical industry


It has been more than six years since the founding of the Czech Optical Cluster (COC) non-profit organisation. During its existence, it has succeeded in connecting representatives of science and industry in the field of Optics.

EU Clusters Talks Special: Recap on key policies and takeaways, 13 November 2023


Over the past two years, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform has organised nearly 50 EU Clusters Talks. 

Plastics Cluster - Bioeconomic atlas NCA, Czech clusters and their members


Plastics Cluster introduces its members, Pebal, s. r. o. a Fillamentum Manufacturing Czech s. r. o., which contributed to the Bioeconomic Atlas NCA. The atlas was created thanks to the projects DanuBioValNet (01/17-06/19) and GoDanuBio (07/20-12/22), co-financed by the INTERREG DANUBE programme. 

Read the Input Papers on the economy of the Czech Republic and the importance of cluster organisations


At the Clusters meet Regions conference, held on October 23rd - 24th, 2023, at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform conducted an analysis focusing on the economic profile and cluster environment of the Czech Republic.

STEP: Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform


The Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP) is the European reply to the need to boost investments in critical technologies in Europe. 

Green Transition Support: Energy and resource efficiency in EU businesses - EU Clusters Talk, 29 November 2023


The European Cluster Collaboration Platform organised the next EU Clusters Talk on 29 November 2023. 

Invitation for the Clusters meet Regions Krakow, Poland - 11 - 12 November 2023


The European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, in partnership with the Malopolska Regional Development Agency (MARR) and the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA), jointly organise the Clusters meet Regions workshop in Krakow, Poland, on the 11 - 12 December 2023. 

EarthBridge Workshop on European Research Funding Programmes – How to prepare a successful project proposal.


Invitation to the EarthBridge Workshop, which will showcase different initiatives under Horizon Europe and focus on preparing successful projects. The workshop will take place 29-30 November 2023 online.

Call for Expression of Interest: Clusters meet Regions


Following the successful cycle of 12 events held in the period 2022 – 2023 and a further two scheduled by the end of this year, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, will be coordinating a further 16 European ‘Clusters meet Regions’ workshops throughout 2024 – 2025. 



Achieving the EU’s ambitions for a more sustainable, resilient and competitive economy requires actions across many sectors. Europe’s bioeconomy, which converts renewable resources from agriculture, forests, and seas - including residues and waste - into food, feed, materials, and energy, contributes to this effort.

Explore innovations in deep technology and health data with BRIGHT


Invitation to the ClusterXchange BRIGHT event in Barcelona, 27 November - 1 December 2023. 

Second Call in the project EuroCluster Rural Tourism supporting SMEs in the area of the rural tourism is open!


The EuroCluster Rural Tourism is looking for Micro- and Nano SMEs that are in the tourism sector and are based in any EU member state or third country participating in the COSME programme and are interested in improving digital, eco-sustainability, and soft/social skills. 

Generative AI: Potential and challenges for business application, EU Cluster Talks - 22. November 2023


Generative Artificial Intelligence can produce highly realistic and complex content that mimics human creativity. 

Sustainable food systems: Cluster approaches in the bio-based economy - EU Clusters Talk, 15 November 2023


The bio-based economy can play a fundamental role in the decarbonisation of the planet, the production of agricultural bio-inputs, healthy food, the sustainable intensification of agricultural production, and the transformation towards more sustainable & equitable food systems.

Clusters4NEB: New European Bauhaus and Sustainable Construction, EU Clusters Talk - 8 November 2023


The construction ecosystem has enormous potential to contribute to the European Green Deal. 

The National Cluster Association awarded the Golden Cluster and other awards for 2022


This year, the National Cluster Association also awarded the best of its members.