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EU Cluster conference Prague


Sep 28, 2022

Discover insights from our intervention at the EU Cluster Conference in Prague...

The 2022 European Cluster Conference, an esteemed gathering of policymakers, cluster managers, and industry practitioners, witnessed LightMirror offering insights on 'Up-skilling, re-skilling, and retaining talent in the EU Industry.' The event, held on the 26th and 27th of September 2022 in Prague, served as a unique platform for discussing the critical role of clusters in tackling industry challenges, and LightMirror was at the heart of this discourse.

Organised by the Czech Ministry for Industry and Trade and the European Commission, this conference was the eighth in the series, focusing on a unique theme each year. In 2022, the event was centered around the role of clusters in driving green and digital transitions in Europe's value chains and bolstering their resilience.

Click here to view a video of the event.

Just prior to the conference, a Matchmaking event was hosted to foster connections and explore opportunities for trade, investment, and partnerships between Europe's value chains and ecosystems. The conference also provided an occasion to advocate for clusters' contribution to the rollout of Transition Pathways in various industrial ecosystems, cementing clusters as key change-makers in alignment with the updated EU Industrial Strategy.

The conference aimed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Discuss the latest trends in cluster policies and stimulate high-level policy discussions on the challenges and needs to be addressed post-pandemic, making optimal use of clusters in the rollout of Transition Pathways.

  • Express views on how to efficiently address supply chain disruptions following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

  • Showcase the results of EU cluster initiatives and actions such as Euroclusters, Cluster Excellence, Internationalisation, SME Innovation Support, Industrial Modernisation, and Smart Specialisation.

  • Encourage synergies, exchange, and interaction between policymakers, practitioners, and experts at the European level.

  • Elect the European Cluster Manager of the Year and award the prize for the European Cluster Partnership of the Year.

LightMirror's involvement in these conversations underlines our commitment to fostering innovation, re-skilling, and up-skilling within the industry. Our role at the conference emphasizes our commitment to the collective journey towards a greener, more digital future, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.

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