The TCI Cluster Evaluation Working Group will meet in Malmö, Sweden on 15-16 April (starting at 12:00 on Day 1, concluding at 14:00 on Day 2), hosted by Region Skåne, as part of the EU Cluster Week.

 

On the first day, the workshop will focus on presenting some new approaches to monitoring regional cluster portfolios and conducting a peer review of these efforts. How are regions addressing new demands for tracking their cluster efforts over time? What new approaches are being used? How can we further improve these efforts in our home contexts?

 

On the second day, the workshop will delve into the topic of how regions evidence clusters’ role in broader territorial systems (including S3), presenting results and reflections from some initial tests and new frameworks being used by members of the working group. In addition, we will revisit and follow-up a number of previous working group activities and have a session where working group members can highlight other new ideas and potential topics for exploration within the working group.

 

Places are limited, and we are looking for active contributions from participants to share their experience and take forward working group outputs. In particular, we are looking for participants with ideas and/or experience in evidencing clusters’ role in S3 and in incorporating use of big data in monitoring and evaluation practices.

 

As such we would invite interested parties to submit their expression of interest through the following link: EOI TCI Working Group Malmö

 

Places will be restricted to a maximum of 2 per organisation to maximise shared learning.

 

EOI submission date is Friday, March 1st. Confirmation of participation will be communicated the following week. (If you need to know earlier in order to make travel arrangements, please get in touch.)

 

The event is free to TCI members, and members will be given priority. (You can become a member by following this link to gain free access to this workshop, reduced rate at the global conference and many other benefits of joining). Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the workshop. Participants are expected to support their own travel, accommodation and other subsistence expenses