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Clusters meet Regions Graz, Styria, Austria


Jun 17 - 19, 2024

Graz, Austria



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In partnership with the European Cluster Collaboration Platform on behalf of the European Commission and in collaboration with regional partners, Styria proudly hosts the forthcoming 'Clusters Meet Regions' event in Graz, Austria, on the 18th and 19th of June. Anchored in the theme of Tradition Reinvented, the event aims to explore how clusters can spearhead transformative shifts towards a climate-neutral, digital future, aligning with European sustainability goals. CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES Building upon Styria's rich industrial heritage and forward-looking policies, the event delves into the strategic imperatives driving the region's economic development. With a keen focus on innovation ecosystems and sustainable growth strategies, Styria's approach mirrors European directives while carving its unique path towards economic resilience. TARGET GROUPS The 'Clusters Meet Regions' event in Graz serves as a melting pot for diverse stakeholders. From cluster managers to policymakers, industry experts to SMEs, the event fosters cross-sectoral dialogue and collaboration, catalysing innovative solutions to pressing challenges. Representing the epitome of industrial excellence, Styria's clusters—ACstyria Mobilitätscluster, Creative Industries Styria, Green Tech Valley Cluster, Holzcluster Steiermark, Human.technology Styria, and Silicon Alps Cluster—take centre stage, showcasing the region's prowess in innovation and sustainable development. AGENDA OVERVIEW The event's agenda features a diverse array of activities, including high-level plenary sessions, interactive discussions, pitching sessions and a guided tour of Graz's innovation hubs. Additionally, the event celebrates entrepreneurial spirit with company pitches underscoring Styria's commitment to nurturing emerging talent and fostering innovation.

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