On July 14th Slovenian project partners – Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy and Poly4EmI – organized our first S3-4AlpClusters workshop in the region. The Entrepreneurial Discovery Workshop (EDW) took the form of a cross-regional EDW, since our main focus was to look for specialisation overlaps with other Alpine Space regions. Similar EDWs were held in Upper Austria and Lombardy which enabled us a comparison of transformative actions identified by managers of Slovenian Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships (SRIP), to transformative actions by cluster managers of the other two regions. The debate was very intensive and we reached interesting and concrete results – with expressed wish for more similar interactive events, which would bring concrete results.
The entire workshop was moderated by dr. Gerd Meier zu Köcker, project partner from Baden Württemberg. Also joining us was prof. dr. Dominique Foray with interesting opening remarks on smart specialisation. The event was hosted by Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.
More on the event will be available on the GODCP webpage shortly.