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Welcome to Cluster 2020. We’re one of 9 projects from 13 countries that are part of European Creative Industries Alliance, ECIA, helping deliver smart, sustainable, growth through practical trials and tests around finance, voucher schemes, clustering and collaboration.

Our findings, along with the other projects, feed into the overall findings of the ECIA,which has developed a Europe-wide blueprint for next generation policies. Cluster 2020 is addressing next-generation business support and clustering for support organisations alongside policymakers. Along the way we’re helping a number of SMEs,who are forming our test-bed for new ideas. Find out more about Cluster 2020 and ECIA. Look at the latest Expert Videos. Review our publications.


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Cluster 2020 has completed its funded three year period. The executive summary of this work has now been published. 100+ events, 8,353 businesses reached via the web, 3,803 businesses attended our events and and 209 businesses ‘worked-in-detail’ with us across four countries.

A multitude of tests have been done and reports written: Better Coworking & Incubator Practice, Creative Industry Friendly Test created, Data & Innovation Labs run, Expert Videos produced. Its a long list. Click here to read the 11-page executive summary of the project’s impacts and outcomes. Click here to read the Evaluation Summary Report from TVT Innovation.


postcard-munichWith the theme Building Effective Creative Clusters the joint Cluster2020-ECCL final conference was held on 25 November2014 in WERK1, a new co-working space in East Munich.

The key objective was to address practical ideas to unlock the economic value of the Creative & Cultural Industries. Conference sessions focused on the development of better strategies and services for creative clusters, effective Co-working spaces and Incubators as key in the development of CCIs, and the impact of creative clusters at the local and regional level. Several panel discussions with expert speakers generated many ideas and suggestions for the future of creative clusters and their managers.

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You can also download the 4th EBN Technical Note on Creative Industries, including the findings of the Cluster2020 project and a featured interview with David Furmage, project Coordinator.

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This project is financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises.