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DG Enterprise has published today its Communication on “Powerful clusters: Main drivers of Europe’s competitiveness”. It calls for more efforts for facilitating the emergence of world-class clusters in the European Union. The new strategy identifies persistent market fragmentation, weak industry-research linkages and insufficient cooperation as main barriers in the EU for achieving critical mass and… » read more

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Regions in space

ESA, the European Space Agency, has a new approach of involving and mobilising regions. As ESA outlined at a seminar in Brussels last week, ambitious space missions come with high scientific and technological challenges and need to be supported by cutting edge technologies in fields such as medical systems, technical textiles, nano materials, nutrition, energy,… » read more

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Today I received a pre-event newsletter of the Euregia 2008 that is running from 27 to 29 October 2008 in Leipzig, Germany. According to its organisers, Euregia is “Europe’s largest communication and benchmarking forum on regional development and territorial cooperation”. While this is certainly a bit of hyperbole, since the Open Days are clearly larger… » read more

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Thank god it’s Friday and the Open Days are over. But I don’t want to go into the weekend before having posted my report on our great ERRIN Web 2.0. and Knowledge Management seminar yesterday. I start with the bad news: Those who were not there missed a great seminar, some excellent speakers and a… » read more

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SSorry for the silence. But we are at the midst of the Open Days , the crazy days of the regional policy community in Brussels. More than 150 seminars and 7400 (according to the organisers) participants and yes, there is the “Investors Café”. While the European Week of Cities and Regions is no doubt a… » read more

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Now DG Enterprise has an interesting approach. They say (and it’s a bit of a mantra) that networking is a thing of the past. What they say they are missing in most networks is a “do-it” mentality as opposed to a talking shop. While that sounds a bit one-sided it is certainly an interesting point… » read more

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We are fringe!

Christopher Perrien, key-note speaker at our next Open Day FRINGE event on Web 2.0 and knowledge management (more info in my post below) sent a real interesting link to a blog on knowledge management and community building (”This guy might interest you”), which I would like to share with you all: http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/ P.S. I should… » read more

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