TCI encourages the development of regional/local initiatives that serve the needs and interests of cluster practitioners and regional agencies throughout the world. This is consistent with TCI's mission to promote the cluster concept, improve methodologies and raise professional standards in this field, and improve living standards and the local competitiveness of regions throughout the world. There are two regional initiatives:


The working groups are structured around one specific theme. The TCI Cluster Evaluation Group is open to any TCI member who has expertise in the theme. Members gather either in workshops or specific meetings held in the framework of TCI conferences.


TCI also participates in specific projects related to cluster based economic development, such as the CLUSTERS3 “Leveraging Cluster Policies for successful implementation of RIS3” project led by TCI member SPRI.