The 2nd edition of the 'Grow your region' conference will take place in Valencia, Spain, on 8 and 9 November. The event is co-organised by the European Commission's Directorate-Generals for 'Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs' and for 'Regional and Urban Policy', in cooperation with the Valencia Regional Authority.
Lessons will be drawn on how smart specialisation strategies were used and how clusters have supported growth in Europe's regions.
'GROW your REGIOn' is an opportunity to:
- share your smart specialisation and cluster experience and practices
- exchange ideas about future actions for smart interregional collaboration
- learn about novel ways of supporting innovation and accelerating industrial modernisation and SME growth
This conference gathers over 300 national and regional authorities that manage ERDF and INTERREG projects, the business community and cluster stakeholders engaged in European cluster partnerships and cluster projects. Participants will discuss how to move towards more European 'Silicon Valleys'. This discussion includes new ways to boost smart interregional collaboration and value chain linkages that bring benefits to regions and cities across Europe.
ERRIN Director Pirita Lindholm will speak at the event.