The S3-4AlpClusters project aims at enhancing smart industrial transition in the regions of the Alpine Space by making use of the interplay between clusters and S3. Four project outputs directly contribute to this endeavor:
- The S3-Innovation Model introduces a systematic process to explore capacities and opportunities for transformation and to facilitate the identification and development of transformative activities based on need-based interregional cooperation.
- A Cluster Action Plan specifies the methodologies and tools for cluster initiatives and regions to put the model into practice.
- The cross-regional approach of the S3-Innovation Model is further emphasized by a proposal for a joint funding scheme (Alpine Innovation Cluster Express - ACIE) to support the cooperative development of transformative activities.
- The tools and methodologies of the S3-Innovation Model have been tested with 30 pilot clusters across the Alpine Space and constitute a set of validated new services to actively involve clusters at all levels of the process.