Cluster Booster Track

A complete action plan for MENA cluster managers and their members!

About the Cluster Booster Track

The Cluster Booster Track is an exciting peer-to-peer learning and booster programme which helps cluster managers from the MENA region improve their management skills, multiply their business opportunities and open new channels of inter-clustering collaboration at national, regional and international level.

A new approach

For 4 years, the programme combines peer training and capacity building with business development missions giving MENA clusters international visibility. All actions help develop the strategic cooperation between EU & MENA clusters, supporting the creation of a strong cluster community. In order to sustain and support regular exchanges among this community, the online collaborative network i-Community has been created.

The steps

The Cluster Booster Track is made of the following steps:

  • Needs diagnosis
  • Training and benchmarking visits
  • Cluster mentoring
  • #TechDays
  • International Market Missions

Training & Benchmarking Visits

One-week inspiration and learning tours in Europe designed to acquire new methods and tools with priority topics identified during the diagnoses.

4 inspiration and learning tours designed by France Clusters, the coordinator of the Cluster Booster Track were organised between 2018 and 2020.

#TechDays in the Mediterranean

2-day events taking place in Mediterranean countries which combine a workshop, during which EU and MED clusters are matched in working teams based on their cooperation profiles, their priority topics and the business opportunities targeted by their members, and inter-cluster meeting.

International Market Missions

International Innovation and Trade Fairs are major events taking place in Europe which offer showcase and business opportunities for innovative businesses in ICT, Agrifood, GreenTech, and Creative Industries.

TechDays Meetup - Regional 2021

Berytech, under THE NEXT SOCIETY partnership, brought together business clusters, industry players, academia, policymakers, tech transfer offices, SMEs, startups and entrepreneurs for a virtual event to support innovative startups and SMEs from the MENA region and Europe. Read more.

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