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15 June 2021 - 17 June 2021
Cluster-to-Cluster Meeting & Innovat&Match Brokerage Event


Global Matchmaking “Rebooting Growth”

The International Cluster-to-Cluster (C2C) Meeting will be held on the 15th June 2021 in digital mode.

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The International C2C meeting is conceived as a one-day event for clusters from all over the world aiming at exploring common areas of interest, activating new partnerships with cluster organisations and other innovation actors, and exchanging innovative models for cluster collaboration. The event is an annual appointment for meeting high-level representatives of clusters and cluster experts to prepare the ground for practical cluster international cooperation and innovative projects.

The event is an exclusive international meeting for cluster organisations - and their supporting actors - to explore possible common areas of interest for joint actions.

The format offers a unique opportunity to attend virtual live talks as well as engage in pre-arranged online cluster-to-cluster bilateral meetings.



🤝 All cluster representatives participating in the C2C meeting will have the opportunity to join also Innovate&Match 2021 brokerage event on 16 and 17 June.

Welcome & Opening remarks

Ruben Sacerdoti
Director of the Regional Department for Business Internationalisation and FDI Attraction, Emilia-Romagna Region

Merete Daniel Nielsen
 President TCI Network

Moderator: Valeria Bandini - Head Europe and Internationalisation Area, ART-ER
LIVE TALK - How to reboot growth through clusters?

David Fernández TerrerosClusters Coordination and Research, SPRI

Sauro Vicini - Cluster Manager, Health Clust-ER

Moderator: Patricia Valdenebro - CEO, TCI Network


Global Matchmaking - Session 1

Cluster-to-cluster bilateral meetings

LIVE TALK - How to build connections beyond the cluster?

Ola SvedinCEO,  Mobile Heights

Célia Gavaud - Head of European & International Partnerships, Agrifood Clust-ER & Innovate Clust-ER

Moderator: Patricia Valdenebro - CEO, TCI Network
Global Matchmaking - Session 2
Cluster-to-cluster bilateral meetings

Who should participate

Cluster Top-Management, Cluster Experts and Consultants and Representatives of organisations responsible for cluster policy.

How to participate

The event is open to all clusters and cluster-like organisations and is free of charge, upon registration (mandatory) since the number of participants is limited. 

In collaboration with



Closed since 14 June 2021

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Participants 528
Meetings 613


Algeria 1
Australia 3
Austria 2
Belgium 11
Brazil 1
Bulgaria 11
Canada 2
Chile 1
Colombia 15
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 1
Czech Republic 1
Denmark 3
Finland 3
France 19
Germany 12
Greece 6
Guatemala 2
Hungary 11
India 1
Iran, Islamic Republic Of 1
Ireland 3
Italy 257
Japan 2
South Korea 3
Latvia 1
Lebanon 1
Lithuania 4
North Macedonia 1
Mexico 12
Moldova, Republic Of 1
Montenegro 1
Netherlands 2
Norway 1
Philippines 2
Poland 8
Portugal 11
Romania 19
Russia 5
San Marino 1
Serbia 2
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 6
Spain 43
Sweden 1
Taiwan 9
Tunisia 1
Turkey 23
Uganda 1
Ukraine 7
United Kingdom 5
United States 2
Total 543


Company 151
Start-up 46
University 33
R&D Institution/ Research Centre 28
Laboratory 16
Association/Agency 24
Cluster Organisation 158
Meta-cluster 1
Cluster network 23
Association of clusters 4
Innovation Promotion Agency 9
Public Authority / Government 21
Other 29
Total 543

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