THE BALKAN CLUSTER DAY Nis-Serbia – a pre conference of the DofC 2016 Ohrid-Macedonia

IMG_6378The Balkan Cluster Day conference was held in Nis on March 25, 2016. It gathered 48 clusters and cluster initiatives and 100 participants from public, academia and business sector from 7 countries: Italy, Montenegro, Macedonia, BiH, Turkey, Bulgaria and Serbia. It has been promoted by the Global TCI Cluster Network Barcelona, European cluster network ECCP Brussels, Bulgarian Dnevnik, Izmir Cluster Development and all Serbian media. Participants had opportunity to meet each other, set up partnerships for future cross-border IPA and other EU and bilateral business development projects.

The event was focused on clusters in tourism, textile, agro, energy efficiency, construction and urban planning, old crafts and youth entrepreneurship. It was opened by Dr. Danka Milojkovic, a director of the Global TCI Board of Directors responsible for clusters in SEE and The Balkan Cluster project manager. It had been supported by the General Consulate of the Republic of Bulgaria with the aim to boost the CBC BG-SER economic cooperation and a high representative of the Republic of Serbia Assembly Mr. Milija Miletic in order to promote investment in the South Serbia. Special guests from Macedonian Ministry of Economy Prof. Dr. Nikolina Trajanovska and the University ‘Cirilo and Metodije’ Prof. Dr. Radmil Polenakovik introduced participants with Macedonian cluster policy and community and announced the leading cluster event in the SEE, the 7th Balkan and Black Sea conference DAYS OF CLUSTERS at Ohrid Macedonia from 22-24 September 2016.

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“Days of Clusters 2016” Conference Hotels

Hotel Inex Gorica 5 *
http://www.hotelinexgorica.com.mk/index.php/en/

Single room: 43 EUR / room / day / B&B
Double room 66 EUR / room / day / B&B
Additional meal / lunch or dinner: 12 EUR / person / meal

Hotel Belvedere 4 *

http://hotelbelvedere.com.mk/

Single room: 39 EUR / room / day / B&B
Double room: 59 EUR / room / day / B&B
Additional meal / lunch or dinner: 8 EUR / person / meal

Postcard from Ohrid, Macedonia to Worldwide Cluster Community

Dear Cluster Friends,

We are pleased to invite you at the 7th Balkan & Black Sea Conference DAYS OF CLUSTERS 2016 in Ohrid, Macedonia from 22nd to 24th of September 2016.

The Cluster House, Nis, Serbia is a founder and a co-organizer of the conference, www.clusterhouse.rs
The National Centre for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning, Skopje, Macedonia is a host and a co-organizer of the conference, www.ncdiel.mk

Mission of the “DAYS OF CLUSTER 2016” is to strengthen cross cluster collaboration between countries in the BBS region with aim to maximise the cluster concept capitalisation in their economies.

The conference will contribute to:
• Socially balanced economic development and employment creation in the BBS region.
• Enabling business environment for SME development based on collaboration between public sector, academia, financial organizations, media and business community.
• Establishment of the public-private dialogue for advocating for the needs of SMEs.
• Exchange of knowledge and experiences in the cluster based economic development in developed countries, countries in transition and developing countries.
• Transnational cross clusters networking.
• Efficient approach to EU and other development funds.

For more information please visit regularly Conference web page http://daniklastera.clusterhouse.rs/                             or write to: info@clusterhouse.rs

BALKAN AND BLACK SEA CLUSTER FAMILY TOGETHER IN MACEDONIA!

WELCOME TO OHRID – CITY OF CLUSTERS IN THE BALKANS 2016

Your Cluster House & NCDIEL Team !

 Postcard from Ohrid

Days of Clusters 2015 was a success!

Days of Clusters 2015 was one of the greatest events from ALT Festival’s agenda – the first technology festival in Romania, powered by ALT Brasov Cluster.

 

During two intense days of activity and dialogue, the event gathered 150+ players from Clusters from the South-Eastern Europe. The main reason of bringing together all these role models was to enable valuable connections, to share know-how and ideas about how to become more competitive in the Romanian landscape, but not only.

 

We thank you all for the involvement, engagement and the joy of being part of this amazing journey in Brasov. We are more than happy with the final result of our event and we’re eager to transform all the courageous ideas  into reality.

 

Moreover, we’re booked with the follow-up process of the entire festival, but we will be back with clear conclusions and future plans, both for Days of Clusters and for ALT Festival as well.

 

Meanwhile, feel free to enjoy some great photos from the second edition of ALT Festival.

Days of Clusters 2015 Free Brokerage Event for international participants

Days of Clusters 2015, organized in Romania during Brasov Technology Festival, promises to be one of the most important Cluster events in the Balkans with highly recognized speakers presenting many tracks including over 38 talks exploring smart cluster stories to both inspire and challenge you.
The mission of this year’s conference is strengthening of the Balkan & Black Sea (BBS) cluster synergy through the public-private dialogue building and regional cluster best practice. Special focus this year will be devoted to the creative industries sector.

 

The 6th edition of the conference comes with a novelty. Along with the Enterprise Europe Network we are glad to invite you to the Days of Clusters 2015 Free Brokerage Event for international participants | registration deadline: monday, 18nd October 2015, 12:00 CET

This registration provides:
o   Free expo booth in Tech Expo (22nd – 24th Octoberwhere you have the possibility to promote your organisation
o   Catering, which includes lunches, coffee breaks and a networking cocktail on 22nd – 24th October
o   Transfer from airport to Brasov on 21st and back on 24th October. Shuttles from airport will only be on certain times. If our proposed schedule does not meet your needs we can give you alternatives.
o   Transfer to event venue on certain times. This information will be available next week.
The aim of the Brokerage Event is to:

  • Assist you initiate new businesses and/or collaborations;
  • Facilitate the know-how exchange between international companies and organizations;
  • Help you organize individual meetings where you can explore potential business and cooperation with companies from across Europe;
  • Promote your business to gain visibility and an expert status in your field of activity.

The Brokerage Event will take place over the course of two days, 22nd and 23rd of October. Be sure to pack plenty of business cards and all your promotional materials.

In partnership with Enterprise Europe Network we have organised also a special topic on the 23rd of October. The EEN members will hold a workshop on existent financial funds opportunities up till 2020. Don’t miss their advices on accessing financial resources, developing business ideas and finding the best partner in one of the EEN member countries!

Looking forward to empowering your business,

Days of Clusters Team.

Free conference registration until October 2, DAYS OF CLUSTERS 2015 Romania‏

Dear Cluster Friends,

We are now a month away from the leading SEE cluster conference of „Days of Clusters“, which will be held in Brasov, in October 22-23.

Currently we have participants from 22 countries: Serbia, Romania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Albania, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovakia, UK, Austria, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Belgium and Estonia. We expect very successful conference and hope that you will be able to join our Balkan and Black Sea Cluster Family.

The Cluster House in partnership with Romanian ClusteRo and ALT Cluster Brasov provide you the free of charge conference registration if you carry out on-line registration byOctober 2nd on the link: www.daniklastera.clusterhouse.rs.

It includes participation in all conference sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks, conference materials, exhibiting at the “Info Cluster Hour” and participation at the Brokerage Events, sightseeing tour to Dracula Castle on October 24th, with guide and lunch organized.

 

The registration DOES NOT PROVIDE the hotel reservation. Attendees of the conference need to organize their stay on their own. We suggest the hotel reservations through travel agency Abeona Turism http://www.abeonaturism.ro/– official partner of the event and could offer the following hotels:

Hotel / web site

Single Room

per person (EUR)

Double Room

per person (EUR)

Bella Musica Hotel

45

55

Capitol Hotel

50

60

Kronwell Hotel

70

95

The conference host ALT Cluster Brasov will organize for registered international participants the bus from Bucharest airport to Brasov. Bus will only be on certain times. Participants will be notified via e-mail later.

                                                    Link for conference registration:

                                                    http://daniklastera.clusterhouse.rs/

                                                    Contact Person regarding registration:

                                                    Mrs. Andra Chitu, Manager, ALT Cluster Brasov

                                                    +4 0736 35 44 25

                                                    andra.chitu@altbrasov.org

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN

THE BALKAN AND BLACK SEA CLUSTER FAMILY!

UNITED CLUSTERS FOR

BETTER LIFE IN THE REGION!

 

YOUR CLUSTER HOUSE, CLUSTERO AND ALT CLUSTER TEAMS.

Join The Balkan Black Sea Cluster Family

On behalf of the Conference Organizing and Programme Committee we are pleased to inform you about the 6th Balkan and Black Sea Conference “Days of Clusters 2015” which will be held on 22nd and 23rd of October 2015 in Brasov, Romania and to invite you to participate at our conference.

The Balkan and Black Sea Conference “Days of Clusters 2015” is an unique cluster event in the region, which had been held in Nis-Serbia 2010 – 2012; in Sofia- Bulgaria 2013 and in Tekirdag-Turkey 2014.

This year’s conference will be organized in partnership between the Cluster House as conference founder and Innovation and Technology Cluster Alt Brasov as conference host. Conference lead partners are: Romanian Association of Clusters CLUSTERO Bucharest, Enterprise Europe Network and Design for Europe.  Strategic partners: Transilvania University Brasov and Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development & Innovation Funding.  The key supporting institution of this year’s conference is the Global TCI Network from Barcelona www.tci-network.org .

The mission of this year’s conference is strengthening of the Balkan & Black Sea (BBS) clusters synergy through the public-private dialogue building and regional cluster best practice.

The conference will contribute to:

·          cluster based economic development in the Balkan and the Black Sea Region

·          public-private dialogue creation for better business environment fostering of innovation, competitiveness and cluster development in the BBS Region

·          better understanding and cooperation between academic and R&D institutions and business community in the BBS Region

·          cross regional networking and promotion of cluster organizations and cluster initiatives in the BBS Region

We are expecting the 6th Balkan and Black Sea Conference “Days of Clusters 2014” to attract more than 200 attendees – cluster practitioners, cluster managers, representatives of public and education and R&D institutions, companies and media. Special guests of the Conference will be high representatives from the State Administration of the Republic of Romania and the Republic of Serbia, the European Commission and European Institutions, the Global TCI Network, the Balkan Cluster Network, who are actively working with the business and clusters, as well as academic experts.

Clusters and their members from the Balkan and the Black Sea region, as drivers for economic development, will be able to present their success stories and good practices. Special focus this year will be devoted to the creative industries sector. 

During the conference, we offer you the opportunity to participate in the brokerage event, organized with the support of Enterprise Europe Network organizations from Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria.

Days of Cluster is a part of the traditional ALT Festival in Brasov. The ALT Festival will gather in one place different audiences, from programmers, engineers, designers, and architects to contractors, with the aim of facilitating access to relevant know-how and create memorable experiences. This edition is designed for a various number of participants, from developers, to artists and business developers within creative industries. ALT Festival promises an unforgettable experience for each one of them .

 

The conference organizers will cover for participants registration fee* (includes attendance to all conference sessions on 22nd and 23rd October and study visit on 24th October, transport from Bucharest airport to Brasov and back, conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches)

 

Transport and Accomodation is on participants. Detailes on accomodation posibilities are available on the conference web site http://daniklastera.clusterhouse.rs/ .

 

Since the number of participants are limited, please make your on line conference registration in time.

 

For any additional information, please contact the Cluster House via e-mail info@clusterhouse.rs.

TCI News – Clusters in Romania

On the occasion of the upcoming 6th Balkan and Black Sea Conference „Days of Clusters 2015“ to be held in Brasov, Romania, Ionut Tata, President, Innovation and Technology Cluster, Brasov makes a brief overview on clusters in Romania.

Five years ago most people in Romania, from entrepreneurs, opinion leaders, journalists to public authorities, considered a Cluster something curious. But things have radically changed during this time. Not only are there more makers than ever directly involved in Cluster activities such as IT, creative industries or a mix of them, but they also make some really interesting steps forward.

Now we’ve got 15 Romanian Clusters awarded with the bronze medal for excellency in management following a project by the European Secretary for Cluster Analysis. Among them, ALT Brasov, an Innovation and Technology Cluster, contributes to the development, promotion and support of innovative industries in the central region of Romania.

If we’d have to sum up our past years efforts, we’d have a satisfying outcome:

  • Big Romanian cities enjoy the presence of a Cluster starting to make its own mark on the local economy and even more;
  • Clusters are attracting companies with high growth and also intellectual potential, having therefore a greater impact on the community;
  • The various forms of organization of Clusters allow more flexibility in managing activities;
  • Clusters are slowly starting to bridge the gap between complementary industries and to create automatic added value;
  • They directly contribute to attracting additional funding and proliferate creative ideas with entrepreneurial potential;

Focusing on ALT Brasov, this Cluster individualizes itself in the Romanian landscape through three very consistent initiatives with both short and long term benefits. One of them is ALT Festival, an event which will promote technology as a lifestyle in the community. More than 600 participants will interact with practitioners, take part in interactive IT activities and benefit from notable experiences.

On the other hand, another valuable enterprise is the Days of Clusters project which will gather together over 200 remarkable representatives from Clusters all around South-East Europe.

Constantly implementing such projects, ALT Brasov succeeds in creating a proper entrepreneurial ecosystem, facilitates investments and encourages innovation and global connectivity through local products. The Innovation and Technology Cluster proves, once again, collective performance generates consistent opportunities with a long-term impact.

Ionut Tata, President, Innovation and Technology Cluster, Brasov – Romania

source: TCI-Network

Days of Clusters OVERVIEW

Dear Balkan Black Sea Cluster Family,
Dear Cluster Friends,

This yeas’ conference organizers prepared for you special social program after two-days official conference agenda in Brasov. Actually the conference host will organize visit to Dracula Castle for the conference guests on Saturday 24th of October.

Days of Clusters 2015 conference will be organized as a part of a weeklong technology festival in Brasov called ALT Festival.

ALT Festival is a traditional event which includes workshops, conferences and exhibitions focused on technology, cultural and social events, live demos and technology trials, concerts and competitions.
This will provide to the cluster conference participants great networking opportunities and access to a variety of cultural and social events.

For additional information about the ALT Festival, please contact Ms. Oana Filip, Alt Festival PR Manager, ana.filip@altbrasov.org
For additional information about the DAYS OF CLUSTERS 2015 conference please contact info@clusterhouse.rs

Join the Balkan Black Sea Cluster Family!
WELCOME TO BRASOV – THE CITY OF CLUSTERS IN THE BALKANS IN 2015!

Best regards from Romania and Serbia :)

WELCOME TO BRASOV – CITY OF CLUSTERS IN THE BALKANS 2015

Dear Cluster Friends and Family,

On behalf of the Conference Organizing and Programme Committee we are pleased to inform you about the 6th Balkan and Black Sea Conference “Days of Clusters 2015” which will be held on 22nd and 23rd of October 2015 in Brasov, Romania and to invite you to be conference participants. The Balkan and Black Sea Conference “Days of Clusters 2015” is an unique cluster event in the region, which had been held in Nis-Serbia 2010 – 2012; in Sofia- Bulgaria 2013 and in Tekirdag-Turkey 2014.

This year’s conference will be organized in partnership between the Cluster House as conference founder and Innovation and Technology Cluster Alt Brasov as conference host. Conference lead partners are: Romanian Association of Clusters CLUSTERO Bucharest, Enterprise Europe Network and Design for Europe. Strategic partners: Transilvania University Brasov and Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development & Innovation Funding. The key supporting institution of this year’s conference is the Global TCI Network from Barcelona www.tci-network.org .

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