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CLUNET: Cluster Networking and Exchange via the Themes of Internationalisation and Incubation


Cluster Policy Networking and Exchange via the Themes of Internationalisation and Incubation – CLUNET


6th Framework Programme, PRO-INNO Initiative

Aims and objectives of the project

The key aims and objectives of the project were to identify policies and programmes that support the most dynamic and fast-growing clusters (emphasis on internationalisation and incubation of SMEs), learning and exchanging examples of good practice among partners and developing such policy tools that take into account countries, administrative and legal barriers and the needs of the economy, design and implement some concrete cross-border cooperative initiatives (pilot projects), develop a sustainable clustering initiative among CLUNET partners and disseminate knowledge among policy makers through examples of good practice.

Project Partners

  • North West Development Agency (UK) – Coordinator
  • Ministry of Economy & Labour Affairs, Hamburg (Germany)
  • Wirtschaftsförderung Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Development Agency of Berlin Brandenburg (Germany)
  • Madrimasd (Spain)
  • ITA Aragon (Spain)
  • Filas / Lazio (Italy)
  • Etruria Innovazione (Italy)
  • Méditerranée Technologies (France)
  • Brittany Innovation (France)
  • City of Ljubljana / RRA LUR (Slovenia)
  • South Great Plain (Hungary)
  • Lakes (Finland)
  • MMC, Montreal (Canada)

Slovene partner

Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA LUR)


Project Budget: EUR 2,022,000.00

Project value for RRA LUR: EUR 106,660.90

The project is 100% funded by the EU.

Project time frame

1st September 2006 – 31st August 2009