The objective of the contract is to help Europe's regions and countries in designing better and more evidence-based cluster policies and initiatives to accelerate industrial modernisation, boost entrepreneurship in emerging industries with growth potential, and facilitate SMEs' access to clusters and internationalisation activities and more strategic inter-regional collaboration and investments in the implementation of smart specialisation strategies.
This general objective is translated into the specific objective of promoting the development of more world-class clusters and business networks in the EU, with a view to accelerate industrial modernisation and the creation of jobs and growth. The specific tasks are divided into 5 work packages. The services to be provided are further detailed in the tender specifications (Section 1.4).
Contract notice ref.:2016/S 251-462477
Documentation available on e-tendering website.