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GROW your REGIOn: Boosting Smart Interregional Collaboration through Clusters

General Information

You are cordially invited to join us in Valencia from 8 to 9 November for the 2nd edition of the #GROWyourREGIOn conference: Boosting Smart Interregional Collaboration through Clusters.

The event is co-organised by the European Commission's Directorate-Generals for 'Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs' and for 'Regional and Urban Policy', in cooperation with the Valencia Regional Authority.

#GROWyourREGIOn is an opportunity to:

  • share your experience and practices in smart specialisation and clusters;
  • exchange ideas about future measures for smart interregional collaboration;
  • learn about novel ways to support innovation, SME growth and accelerate industrial modernisation.

This conference gathers over 300 national and regional authorities that manage ERDF and INTERREG projects, the business community and cluster stakeholders engaged in European cluster partnerships and cluster projects. Participants will discuss how to move towards more European 'Silicon Valleys'. This discussion includes new ways to boost smart interregional collaboration and value chain linkages that bring benefits to regions and cities across Europe.

Looking forward to seeing you in Valencia on 8-9 November for #GROWyourREGIOn!

Agenda and Presentations

  • The conference will use an innovative approach, where the audience can actively contribute, collaborate and co-create, following the first edition from 2015.
  • The event will host the 2nd Steering team meeting for the qualified thematic partnershipsof the S3P Industrial Modernisation. Invitation only.
  • Agenda available here.


GROW your REGIOn: Boosting Smart Interregional Collaboration through Clusters venue
Veles e Vents, Marina de Valencia, Muelle de la Aduana, s/n. 46024 Valencia, Spain

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Registration information

Pre-registration for the conference is open now:
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