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 A Conference INNOVATION GROWTH BY CLUSTER COOPERATION will be held on 6th Juky 2018 in Festival and Congress Center Varna.

The event is organized by Marine Cluster Bulgaria in cooperation with the Association of Business Clusters in Bulgaria.

The positive aspect of transnational cooperation and networking between clusters, as welll as their role in supportinh small and medium-sized enterprises to enhance their capacity and achieve added value in a competitive environment will be presented to the audience.

The participants will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the results of the project "Maritime Clusters Network for Blue Growth -  Blue NET"  aiming at enchancement and disseminate innovation in Blue Economy among small and medium-sized enterprises  and to promote opportunities for collaboration between companies, research centers and industrial clusters.

Representatives of companies, taking part in the World Café in Larnaca, Cyprus in June 2018, will share their impressions of the discussed issues and exchanged ideas between business representatives and experts from the six partner countries of the project (Italy, Cyprus, Albania, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria) on the common innovation challenges and the articulation of shared growth paths through innovation.

The meeting will present examples of successful cluster cooperation - projects with the participation of the  Cluster "Green Synergy" and  "Association of Business Clusters". The European Cluster Development Policy and Cluster Assessment - Benchmarking will be examined. The participants will also discuss the up- coming call for proposals concerning innovative clusters under Operational Program "Economy and Competitiveness".

The event program is available in Bulgarian.

More information about Blue NET project on the following website:


Marine Cluster Bulgaria
PHARE 2005 Programme – Project BG 2005/017-586.04.02
Cluster development Initiatives –Phase II Grant Scheme. Reference Number BG 2005/ESC/G/CDI-II
The project is implemented with financial support of the European Union and the Republic of Bulgaria

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