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Clusters and Emerging Industries

Clusters and Emerging Industries

Emerging industries - which are new industrial sectors or existing industrial sectors and value chains that are evolving into new industries - can particularly benefit from the collaborative opportunities provided by clustering. There are a number of policies, programmes and activities at EU level which support clusters in the emerging industries:

The development of emerging industries is often driven by cross-cutting technologies, creativity and service innovation, and societal challenges such as the need for eco-innovative and resource-efficient solutions. As emerging industries are frequently characterised by high growth rates and further market potential, they hold the key to future competitiveness and prosperity.

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