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EUROPEAN CLUSTERS ALLIANCE 

THE COMMON VOICE FOR EUROPEAN CLUSTERS

Who are we?

that gives a voice to the clusters’ interests,
needs and opportunities at European and global level

A COLLABORATIVE FORUM

that gives a voice to the clusters’ interests, needs and opportunities at European and global level
aggregating 800 clusters and tens of 
thousands of European SMEs

A CLUSTER NETWORK

aggregating 800 clusters and tens of thousands of European SMEs
that has the most direct connection to 
the cluster managers’ reality, challenges 
and activities

A CLUSTER COMMUNITY

that has the most direct connection to the cluster managers’ reality, challenges and activities

As a collaborate forum, network and community, European Clusters Alliance connects the clusters with European institution on the one hand, and among each other on the other hand. ECA facilitates connections and solutions to the challenges we face. The alliance positions industrial clusters as key agents in the European innovative ecosystem for the development and growth of our economy and competitiveness. ECA has a close relationship and trust-based cooperation with DG GROW, European Commission. The two entities engage in regular contact and work together on common activities.

Our Members

The association joins 15 national associations of clusters and three ambassador organisations from Italy, Greece, and Sweden as countries without national cluster networks. Through the networks, ECA unites more than 800 cluster organisations on European level. These make up for 150,000 of our most innovative businesses and around 11,000 universities, research centres, and public institutions.

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