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Clusters meet REGIONS - Milan, Italy





Twin Transition: Italian ecosystems and the European agenda for sustainability.

The case of a complex industrial landscape: the Lombardy clusters

This is 15th workshop of the successful “Clusters meet Regions” cycle. Organised since 2022 in different EU regions, these events bring together clusters and policymakers of the EU, at national, regional, and local level to learn from each other how to better use clusters to strengthen industrial ecosystems, serve national/regional economic development and liaise with other regions facing similar transition challenges.

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, and in partnership with AFIL – Lombardy Intelligent Factory Association and the Lombardy Regional Authority, will be jointly organising the next 'Clusters Meet Regions' event in Milan, Italy, on the 26 and 27 March. The event will focus on the Twin Transition and will address three main objectives:

  • To analyse the policy effectiveness of central-level strategies and their implementation at the local level.
  • To focus on the best practices and models by Italian and European regions, including supportive initiatives for the business, industry and research ecosystem, and provide some examples of their impact.
  • To provide an opportunity to build networks and projects among participants.


Since 2012, the Lombardy Region has coordinated nine Technology Clusters which cover the main strategic areas identified at the national policy level. These clusters are in Aerospace, Agrifood, Green Chemistry, Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Mobility, Life Sciences, Technologies for Smart Communities and Technologies for living spaces.

For further details, information and registration https://clustercollaboration.eu/content/clusters-meet-regions-milan-italy