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Clustering for Policy makers

10 March 2021 

Clustering for Policy makers

A 2 hour workshop on: ‘Clustering for Policy makers’ with Dr. James Wilson, Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness.

Thursday, 11th March @ 10am.  

Dr. James Wilson will share his expert cluster policy & smart specialisation regional experience.

The workshop programme will deliver: 

  • An understanding of clusters from the policy perspective.
  • Economic context to support cluster policy.
  • Different policy tools & techniques that can be deployed to support clusters policy makers.
  • Ways in which well-functioning clusters can be used as a lever for other competitiveness policies including smart specialisation.

Event Registration & payment:

  • Email with your desired number of tickets (€150 per attendee) 
  • They will email an invoice
  • Upon payment or receipt of a PO, the event registration details will issue to you.

Speaker Bio: International policy and cluster expert James Wilson is a Director of Research at Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness and teaching faculty at Deusto Business School, Spain.  His research is focused on policy-relevant analysis of territorial competitiveness, including smart specialisation, territorial strategy-making, governance, clusters and innovation policy.  He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and academic books, and is currently leading ‘mapping and analytical work’ within the European Cluster Collaboration platform.  He is regularly invited as an expert speaker/advisor by institutions such as the European Commission, by national and regional governments, and James is a member of the Board of Directors of TCI Network.   James Wilson on The Cluster Centre webinar in December 2020 can be viewed here: How the Basque region is preparing for resilience and recovery: