News archive - [Call for Abstracts] 7th Balkan – Black Sea international conference “Days of Clusters” - Deadline: 1 June 2016

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje in partnership with the National Center for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning in Skopje and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia will host the 7th Balkan – Black Sea international conference “Days of Clusters”. The conference will be held from 22th to 24th September, 2016 in Ohrid in Hotel “Inex Gorica”.

During the 7th conference that is to be held in Macedonia the presence of over 250 participants from 20 countries is expected. During the conference it is planned to have array of brokerage events B2B, B2C, C2C, meetings with businessmen and other events related to the development of business opportunities in the country and the region. During the conference bilateral agreements will be signed between various clusters of neighboring states. There are two main sections planned: (1) Section for cluster managers and representatives of the companies, and (2) Academic section with focus on academics and researchers.

Academic track

Academics and researchers will be able to publish their scientific papers which will be reviewed by Scientific Committee members from over 15 countries.

Conference Topics

  • Cluster-based economic development polices for improving productivity and attracting investors in the region
  • Cluster management skill upgrading programmes to supplement the current polices for increasing job opportunities
  • Key pillars of a cluster-based economic policy approach
  • Cluster development best practice – cross sectors networking agriculture, tourism, textile and fashion, creative industries, IT, automotive, food-processing, wood-processing, confectionery, etc. And other cluster successful stories.
  • Understanding the cross-clusters interactions in the economic structure of the global economy
  • How can clusters contribute for economic policy?
  • Cluster development best practice SMEs development tools – incubators, industrial parks, accelerators, …
  • What is the role of different stakeholders in the cluster-based economic development?
  • Models of cluster financing?
  • Other topics related to cluster development

Template for Abstract

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Conference time-line

1 June 2016 – Abstract submission deadline

20 June 2016 - Abstract acceptance notification

15 July 2016 - Full paper submission deadline

15 August 2016 - Full paper acceptance notification

5 September 2016 - Camera Ready papers submission deadline

20-24 September 2016 – 7th Balkan and Black Sea Conference “Days of Clusters”

Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on May 19, 2016
Modified on May 19, 2016