The aim of the conference is to explore the role of clusters as drivers of firms, regions and nations competitiveness. Clusters are comprised as geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, specialized suppliers, services provides, firms in related industries, and association institutions in particular fields that compete but also cooperate (Michael Porter, On Competition, 2009). A large body of research points to the fact that clusters matter for both innovation and economic prosperity of regions and firms. And, despite market globalization, innovative clusters are becoming more and more important to firms and regions.

The conference is structured around keynote speaker sessions as well as around invited-speakers sessions. Specialists coming from several European countries will present contributions (Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, etc.). These sessions will be supplemented by an interactive session under the format of a poster session.
 

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