The Cluster Centre presents the ‘Fundamentals of Industry Clustering’ with Lucia Seel, on Friday, 17th July @ 11:00-11:45. Industry Clustering is an established discipline with understanding building on the boundaries and what exactly they do. Clusters come in all shapes and sizes. Register Here

In this kick-off webinar The Cluster Centre presents international expertise on clusters, Lucia Seel who will share her experience in studying, establishing and growing industry clusters. This webinar will help explain the fundamentals of a cluster initiative and related cluster organisation and set it in context of how they can evolve. This session is equally applicable for those in established clusters and those at the early stage of cluster formation. Topics for discussion:

  • What is an Industry Cluster
  • Key constituent/principles that underpin a Cluster
  • Operating a Cluster: structure, funding, mission, activities, resources, projects
  • Stages of Cluster Development
  • Followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Register Here

About Lucia Seel: Lucia Seel has more than 15 years of experience in international innovation and cluster policies and cluster development/management, having coordinated the European programmes at Clusterland Upper Austria Ltd. for 6 years when played an active role in several flagship European projects like the European Cluster Excellence Initiative and The European Cluster Observatory. In 2011 Lucia started her own consultancy, focusing on the development and/or management of European projects, support for international cooperation in the field of innovation and clustering, cultural and creative industries, training and international networking. She was between 2012-2013 member of the high-level expert group “European Forum for Clusters in Emerging Industries” set up by the European Commission, DG Enterprise & Industry. Since 2019 she is Member of the European Cluster Expert Group of the European Commission (DG GROW). Lucia was between 2015-2020 the Community and Content Manager of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform and currently its Profile Validation Manager. Between 2016-2017 she was Community Manager of the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platforms (Research & Innovation and SME competitiveness).

Lucia is a well-known speaker and moderator at international conferences and workshops, with a large record of presentations and moderations. In April 2012 she set up the Cluster Women European Network (ClusterWene), an entrepreneurial initiative to strengthen women’s position in the cluster community. Lucia is an evaluator of the EC in the COSME programme and certified ESCA Cluster Benchmarking Expert and Gold Label Assessor. She is Austrian, but Romanian born and speaks 6 languages.  As an active international person Lucia was founder and the first president of AIESEC in Romania and is now member of several large networks like TCI – The Competitiveness Institute Global Network and EWMD – European Women Management Development Network.

The Cluster Centre is an Irish SME that supports the development Industry Clusters to achieve their potential through strategic insights, support services, training and development and knowledge sharing with best practice international expertise. 

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