The service is designed for young cluster managers and individuals working in the area of clusters, competitiveness and innovation. In order to be eligibel you should:

  • work for a cluster-related organization, regional development agency, business network or similar active in the area of clusters, competitiveness and innovation.
  • provide a letter of recommendation from your organization signed by a director/supervisor who supports the menteeship and who certifies that the mentee has at least a two year formal work commitment with the organization.
  • be fluent in English (spoken and written).
  • willing to meet monthly online with your TCI Mentor during the 6-month program.


In order to participate, please fill in the correspondent Mentee application form.


A TCI committee will review the proposals received, accept candidates according to specified criteria, suggest a mentor to the proponent among the proposals received and make the first connection between mentor and mentee. The mentoring relationship between the mentor and mentee is built around a 6-month individual “mentoring agreement” that will state the agreed conditions and expectations.


Please note that participation in the TCI Mentoring Program is an exclusive service for TCI members. Not a member yet? Have a look at the benefits and join our network now!


For further information, please contact our Board member Klaus Haasis: