Cluster-to-Cluster Conference and Matchmaking - Towards New Horizons

Program 2nd BSR Stars Cluster-to-Cluster Conference and Matchmaking - Towards New Horizons

Thursday, September 18:

10.30               Arrival, registration and brunch

12.15               Welcome to the cluster matchmaking conference

                         by Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

                         by Director General Hans Müller Pedersen, the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation

                         by Per Poulsen-Hansen, Ambassador, The Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin

13.00               Key success factors for cluster internationalisation - See the presentation here

                         by Dr.-Ing. Gerd Meier zu Köcker, Director at go-cluster - VDI/VDE-IT                    

13.30               Get the insights on cluster internationalisation from the cluster managers   

                         Strategic transnational alliance between Berlin-Brandenburg and Poland on R&D projects - See the presentation here

                         by director Mr Gerrit Rössler, Photonics Cluster Berlin-Brandenburg.

                         Matchmaking and service innovations for Swedish and Danish micro producers in food - See the presentation here

                         by cluster manager Lennart Lindahl & Inger Ahlden, IDEON Agro Food. 

                         Taking Nordic Air Quality Cluster into China - See presentation here

                         by director Markku Rajala, Pegasor

                         From Cluster-to-Cluster Matchmaking to Making a Difference for the SMEs - See the presentation here

                         by cluster manager Karen Lindegaard, WelfareTech & Kathrine Myhre, Oslo Medtech. 

14.30               Pitching – what are the international funding possibilities?                                          

                         BSR Innovation Express Funding by Hans Henrik Lomholt, the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.

                         See the presentation here

14.45               Coffee Break - get energy for networking

15.00               Build up your international network: Matchmaking – first round

16.00               Coffee and cake - get energy for more networking

16.30               Build up your international network: Matchmaking – second round

19.00               On the beach – time for informal matchmaking
                         Grill, drinks and hawaii chains

Friday, September 19:

8.00                 Welcome back

9.00                 Internationalisation of clusters and development of value chains - See the presentation here.                              

                         by professor Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School and president at TCI.           

9.50                 Cluster news from the EU Commission – cluster internationalisation, Horizon 2020 and COSME for clusters  - see the presentation here.   

                         by Simon Poulsen, Project Coordinator, Enterprise Europe Network                                                                                                                                      

10.15               Break - coffee and fruit

10.45               Clusters pitching – presentation of new ideas for collaboration                                   

                         A selection of cluster manager pitches new ideas for cluster collaboration. Get inspired by the following pitches:                   

                         New approaches for the production industry by cluster manager Alexander Schwock, BalticNet-PlasmaTec e.V. - See the presentation here

                         Intelligent solutions for elderly people with focus on materials and interior - See the presentation here

                         by cluster manager Betina Simonsen, Innonet Lifestyle- Interior & Clothing. 

                         Achieving clean transport by Electromobility concepts – added value by international cluster cooperation  

                         by cluster manager Thomas Meissner, Transport, Mobility and Logistics in Berlin-Brandenburg

                         Forming new cluster value chains for Horizon 2020 by project coordinator Simon Poulsen, Enterprise Europe Network

                         Learning Layers - Scaling up technologies for informal learning in SME Clusters

                         by Tor-Arne Bellika, Partner Recruitment Manager, Alta Norway

                         New ICT related projects within the Baltic Sea Region

                         by cluster manager Adam Olszewski, Wielkopolska ICT & Micael Gustafsson, Clusterland Sweden 

11.15               Workshops on new ideas for cluster collaboration                                                                                 

                         Workshops formed around the ideas pitched above and focusing on developing new ideas and collaborations.

12.30               Wrapping up and see you again in 2015.      

13.00               Lunch 

closed since 16 Aug 2014
Registration 30 Mar – 16 Aug
Meeting Selection 20 Aug – 11 Sep
Event 18 Sep – 19 Sep
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Berlin
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 202
Meetings 433
Austria 4
Belgium 8
Bulgaria 4
Czech Republic 2
Denmark 31
Estonia 2
Finland 5
France 5
Germany 45
Hungary 1
Iceland 4
Italy 3
Latvia 1
Lebanon 1
Lithuania 6
Morocco 5
Norway 13
Poland 29
Portugal 3
Serbia 1
Spain 14
Sweden 36
United Kingdom 2
Total 225
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