Context

Today we live the greatest epic of innovation ever!

From computing power and cleantech to our understanding of genetics, we are literally blazing the rails of technology. Industry is grappling with an unprecedented rate of change. Technology has become exponential.

In this global innovation race, anchoring our growth only in specific technologies is simply not enough.

We need bold leadership.

We need to partner in novel ways, create new virtuous circles, new business models and new value creation networks.

The Ripple Effect

There are 2500 clusters in Europe. They can catalyse change at speed and scale.

It’s now time to move away from clusters-as-usual to clusters unusual. Dare to be bold. Rethink the way we think about ourselves. Do much more with much less.

Become the new generation of innovation ecosystems: open, multi-collaborative, entrepreneurship-driven, cross-sectorial, SDGs focused and truly inter-connected across Europe.

It’s time for Clusters of Change!

Context

Today we live the greatest epic of innovation ever!

From computing power and cleantech to our understanding of genetics, we are literally blazing the rails of technology. Industry is grappling with an unprecedented rate of change. Technology has become exponential.

In this global innovation race, anchoring our growth only in specific technologies is simply not enough.

We need bold leadership.

We need to partner in novel ways, create new virtuous circles, new business models and new value creation networks.

The Ripple Effect

There are 2500 clusters in Europe. They can catalyse change at speed and scale.

It’s now time to move away from clusters-as-usual to clusters unusual. Dare to be bold. Rethink the way we think about ourselves. Do much more with much less.

Become the new generation of innovation ecosystems: open, multi-collaborative, entrepreneurship-driven, cross-sectorial, SDGs focused and truly inter-connected across Europe.

It’s time for Clusters of Change!

The 7 Stepping Stones
To catapult clusters into the future

Enhance collaboration at all levels!

Meaningfully connect big and smaller businesses, government, industries, academia and private funders, inside and outside your cluster boundaries, within and outside your region or sector, between members and non-member stakeholders to catapult your cluster into the future.

Clusters are open innovation at work.

Clusters of Change are brokers of innovation. They grow start-ups into scale-ups and then connect them with industries and cities to test, validate and accelerate breakthrough solutions to market.

Place entrepreneurship at the DNA of your cluster! The business as usual and the business of change speak through clusters.

Clusters of Change are creating a unique pan-European scaling-up mechanism. Their partnerships foster sustainable global value chains.

By 2030, they will Europeanise and Globalise our regional innovation ecosystems and multiply the impact of our smart specialisation strategies exponentially.

Clusters of Change mirror and reinforce each other cross-sectorally.

Bind cross-sectoral and inter-regional innovation and the real magic will happen!

To multiply impact exponentially, we need missions at the beating heart of clusters.

Whether it’s clean oceans or climate-neutrality, get in the ‘driver’s seat’ of an Innovation Mission or set your own innovation mission. Dare to take a stronger mandate for yourself!

Clusters are powerful beyond measure.

More than 52% of the global workforce will need to be reskilled by 2022 (World Economic Forum). In Europe, the next decade will generate as much employment as will be lost due to technological disruption.

Clusters of Change will host or co-host centres of excellence for skilling and reskilling people.

Clusters of Change are fresh, bold, dynamic, truly innovative ecosystems where renewal is a continuous process, playing a critical role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, no matter their industrial sector.

Industrial Clusters of Change will introduce SDG growth as a new industrial indicator.

Enhance collaboration at all levels!

Meaningfully connect big and smaller businesses, government, industries, academia and private funders, inside and outside your cluster boundaries, within and outside your region or sector, between members and non-member stakeholders to catapult your cluster into the future.

Clusters are open innovation at work.

Clusters of Change are brokers of innovation. They grow start-ups into scale-ups and then connect them with industries and cities to test, validate and accelerate breakthrough solutions to market.

Place entrepreneurship at the DNA of your cluster! The business as usual and the business of change speak through clusters.

Clusters of Change are creating a unique pan-European scaling-up mechanism. Their partnerships foster sustainable global value chains.

By 2030, they will Europeanise and Globalise our regional innovation ecosystems and multiply the impact of our smart specialisation strategies exponentially.

Clusters of Change mirror and reinforce each other cross-sectorally.

Bind cross-sectoral and inter-regional innovation and the real magic will happen!

To multiply impact exponentially, we need missions at the beating heart of clusters.

Whether it’s clean oceans or climate-neutrality, get in the ‘driver’s seat’ of an Innovation Mission or set your own innovation mission. Dare to take a stronger mandate for yourself!

Clusters are powerful beyond measure.

More than 52% of the global workforce will need to be reskilled by 2022 (World Economic Forum). In Europe, the next decade will generate as much employment as will be lost due to technological disruption.

Clusters of Change will host or co-host centres of excellence for skilling and reskilling people.

Clusters of Change are fresh, bold, dynamic, truly innovative ecosystems where renewal is a continuous process, playing a critical role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, no matter their industrial sector.

Industrial Clusters of Change will introduce SDG growth as a new industrial indicator.

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Bianca
Dragomir

Bianca Dragomir is passioned by building open, fresh, bold, entrepreneurship-driven ecosystems, inspiring leaders of leaders and generating a new generation of innovation clusters across Europe and beyond.

Bianca joined AVAESEN, one of Spain’s leading cleantech clusters, in 2013. She launched the first climate-specific start-up accelerator in Spain and expanded it across 12 European countries, in a partnership with EIT Climate-KIC. Bianca is Founder of the largest Spanish Think Thank on Smart Cities and National Leader of ClimateLaunchpad Spain, the Global Green Business Idea Competition, since 2014.

Bianca is the first woman to be awarded as ‘European Cluster Manager of the Year’ by European Commission (2016). She is Founder of THE CAP – The First European Cluster Accelerator, supported by the European Innovation and Technology Institute and the European Commission.

As a member of the European High-Level Industrial Roundtable ‘Industry 2030’, she assisted the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, and
the European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, in developing a smart, innovative and sustainable industrial strategy for the future of Europe.

A catalyst for change and an insightful international speaker, she earned two Master’s degrees, in International Business and European Integration (University of Valencia, Spain) and in Business Communication (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania), having completed several studies in Exponential Thinking and Foresight at Singularity University (California, USA).

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The Next
Wave

Be at the helm of cluster excellence in Europe! Turn your cluster into a leader of change!

The First Cluster Accelerator Programme – THE CAP – is a unique hand-on programme for Cluster managers / Cluster practitioners / Innovation leaders /Ecosystem builders / Visionary governments.

Participants co-learn the crucial keys to world-class cluster management, how to build innovation ecosystems for systemic change and how to apply practical tools and innovative methods to specific cluster/ecosystem needs.

A challenge-led training in a workshop style learning setting for the next generation of European innovation clusters, The Clusters of Change.

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