From 3rd to 6th September, the Cluster Manager Enric Pedros, attended to the TCI Annual Global Conference 2013, which took place in Kolding, Denmark.

The topic of the conference was “Designing the future – Innovation through strategic partnerships”. The program was divided in different kind of sessions such as cluster tours, global coffee, plenary sessions, track sessions and cluster labs. How and why do companies and organizations engage in innovation partnerships and societal challenges and different models for innovation partnerships where some of the central issues in the different sessions.

It was in the cluster lab of “Labelling cluster Organisations”, where Enric Pedros explained his experience as a Gold Label Cluster. Since the European Commission initiated the European Cluster Excellence Initiative in 2009 the assessment of management performance of cluster organisations has become an important instrument both for cluster managers and policy makers to enhance the impact of cluster initiatives.