The special feature of this year’s conference was to have a separate day for the working sessions, the so called ‘Working Day’ that was held at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. It was organized to have as much interaction as possible and to bring people and knowledge together. For that, over 45 sessions were arranged in different set-ups: interactive workshops, pitches and Q&A, skills labs and presentations.
The last conference day started with TCI President, Christian Ketels, who highlighted the main impressions given since then at the conference, and inspired to get the most out of that day.
The Working Day was organized through five tracks on different themes: Cities & Competitiveness, Modern Cluster Policy, Managing Learning Networks, Food Clusters, and the Academic Track. Around 100 practitioners had the opportunity to share their knowledge among the TCI Community. Some of the topics addressed were:
All sessions were organized in an innovative and dynamic way, using original and diverse techniques in order to share the most insights and perspectives on clusters and competitiveness. There was also a series of Soft Skills Lab focused on team effectiveness, group dynamics in multiparty collaboration, social innovation and managing uncertainty & complexity.
The day and the conference was closed by Christian Ketels, who brought all the insights together, and a Food Market to informally exchange the experiences of the day and do some final networking.