Cluster Manager of the Year 2016: the contest is now open!

Cluster Manager of the Year 2016: the contest is now open!
Published on: 26/10/2016
Cluster organisations play a key role in shaping smart industries and raising the competitiveness and innovation strengths of European businesses.

The Cluster Manager of the Year Award provides an opportunity for European Cluster managers to showcase their excellence and for the European Union to promote the excellence of European cluster initiatives.

The Award is organised by the European Commission and the team responsible for the European Cluster Observatory. A jury composed of international experts will pre-select 3 cluster managers who will be invited to give a speech at the European Cluster Conference 2016 on the evening of Thursday 1 December.

This year, an emphasis is put on clusters’ participation in the European Cluster Collaboration Platform activities, the European hub for cluster organisations and cluster collaboration. The levels of participation serve as indicators of cluster management excellence.

The application form below should be used to apply for this year’s contest.
The deadline for applications has been extended to 14 November 2016 at midnight. They should be sent to and