cluster managers

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The Future of Creative Cluster Management – 2-3 July 2014 Stuttgart

    Successful clusters need excellent management alongside well-designed services to be really effective for their members. This workshop and peer-coaching event are focused on the key challenges facing creative clusters. Content includes: Developing the right mix of services for creative businesses – including expert advice, finance, voucher schemes, data services, productivity and growth through … Continue reading »


Cluster 2020 is carrying out a Trends Analysis which aims to explore the trends affecting the creative industries and help identify emerging industries and cross sector market opportunities. Can you help us?  We are asking a range of industry experts to consider questions emerging from our study papers which will form the basis for discussion … Continue reading »

Expert Video Clips – helping creative businesses succeed

Cluster 2020 are creating 60 x expert videos on key subjects relevant to creative businesses. They have launched three pilot videos, to get feedback, before producing the rest during 2013. What do you think? In these tough economic times, using the most efficient digital tools is a must for all businesses  Anthony Tattum explains the top 5 … Continue reading »

Next Generation Clusters & Support. Discuss!

Cluster 2020 has begun a discussion on what the shape of next generation clusters and business support should be. using a summary of established wisdom displayed as mindmaps the paper considers a range of topics which include: > What are the key characteristics of Creative & Digital Clusters > What are the four core things … Continue reading »

vienna april 2012

Cluster 2020 co-led a 2 hour workshop session in Vienna during April 2012 that explored a number of issues around supporting creative businesses. We worked alongside our colleages from the other cluster project that forms part of ECIA, the European Creative Cluster Lab (ECCL). For more information on this workshop session take a look at … Continue reading »

policy learning platform

The policy, cluster manager and business support thrust behind Cluster 2020 is as part of the ECIA initiative to develop and support the creative industries. This project will report into and become a part of the blueprint that will enable any clusters or business support organisations to implement the most effective approach to supporting creative … Continue reading »

milan launch of ecia

Cluster 2020 was launched alongside the other ECIA projects during the Milano Innovation Festival in February 2012. For more info take a look at LabKultur pulled together a summary of the event through words, pictures and videos, take a look at

access to finance

An important part of the ECIA’s overall approach to creative business support is to enable new streams of both loan and equity finance which have the right risk and IP (intellectual property) profiles to support the sector. For more on the ECIA finance projects have a look at HowtoGrow/ECIA/Finance.

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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.