Cluster Excellence, this is what the clusters aim to become through all kinds of formulas. It was in 2014 when the European Commission created the Cluster Excellence Program to strengthen excellence in the management of clusters in the EU as a way to provide more professional business services to its partners – especially SMEs – and thereby contribute to economic development .
One of those formulas to achieve excellence is to share the best practices among the different clusters, understanding benchmarking as a fantastic learning tool. In this framework and with this focus, on October 10th the AFTERWORK event took place in Barcelona: CLUSTER BEST PRACTICES & more … In it, more than 30 participants from 14 clusters gathered, including Packaging, Beauty, Habitat, Innovi, ClusterMAV, Domotys, Catalonia Goumet, CEEC, Indescat, Kid’s, Foodservice, Food & Nutrition, Clustermoto and secpho, as well as the Unitat de Clústers of ACCIÓ.
In a relaxed atmosphere, full of complicity and in a cocktail format, topics as diverse as building cross-cutting teams through the Basadur Test, improving communication, promoting sustainability, exchanging knowledge by creating professional groups and even implementing a CRM were discussed. totally customized The attendees agreed to value the initiative as very enriching and Àlex Brossa, president of Cluster Network of Catalonia Cluster.cat confirmed that it was the first afterwork of the many that seeks to implement the Xarxa as a regular meeting place to exchange opinions and experiences .
This first afterwork was funded by the CLUSGRID project, of the Cluster Excellence Program in which secpho and solartys participate, and which is precisely about sharing best practices.