Success of the first BIH Cluster Conference in Mostar

On the initiative of the Wood Cluster Herzegovina “DKH” Mostar, in the cluster consortium in the field of wood industry, ICT, tourism, plastics and metals and with the support of academic and educational and R&D institutions, the first cluster conference in BiH entitled “Clustering as Key to Competitiveness” was held in Mostar from 13th-14th June 2018.

The conference fulfilled the expectations of the organizers and co-organizers based on the structure of participants and diversity of the topics, presentations and active discussions.  

Presentations from the Herzegovina cluster workshop, videos and photos are available on the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Bwhiixwscubg6I37GCeAZk71-mQqVg5d

Some of the more important conclusions of the conference are that clusters contribute to the competitiveness of the SME sector; that national cluster policy accompanied by an action plan and budget is important for cluster development in BiH; by building the capacity of cluster manager cluster organizations could provide the progress through the recruitment of new members, the internationalization of cluster business and networking. Cluster linking in the Balkans and in Europe is supported by the participants of the conference as it contributes to the development of trade cooperation among cluster members – enterprises and the commercialization of innovations.

The conference marked the ceremonial signing of the Agreement on Cooperation between the Cluster House as a coordinator of the Balkan Black Sea Cluster Network BBS ClusNet and DKH Wood Cluster Hercegovina in support of the mission and formal accession of the cluster “BBS ClusNet”. The BBS ClusNet is the largest collaborative cluster platform in the region that has been formed based on a “bottom-up” approach to cluster development in the Balkans, according to the methodology of the Danish-Serbian Cluster House. It gathers more than 200 clusters in the region in all sectors and from all Balkan countries and about 3000 contacts with actors of cluster development and economic development in the region, Europe and globally.

Country
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Geographical focus
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on June 19, 2018
Modified on September 3, 2018