Some 450 policy-makers, practitioners, intermediaries and businesses active and interested in the area of cluster policy participated in the fourth Competitiveness Cluster Forum entitled 'Towards world class clusters in Europe', where they were informed of the latest developments and discussed the recently adopted Commission Communication on clusters (Commission Communication COM(2008)352 final of 17.10.2008, entitled 'Towards world-class clusters in the European Union: Implementing the broad-based innovation strategy').
The conference was organised by the Ministère de l’ Economie, de l’Industrie et de l’Emploi (MEIE) on behalf of the French EU Presidency in cooperation with DG Enterprise and Industry, and hosted by the Sophia Antipolis Foundation.
Policy addresses were given by the European Commission’s Vice-President Günter Verheugen, by the founder of Sophia Antipolis and Honorary Senator Pierre Laffitte, and by Luc Rousseau, the Director General for Enterprise at the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment. Moreover, Jean-Noël Durvy, Director of Innovation Policy at the European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, and Örjan Sölvell from the Stockholm School of Economics and the European Cluster Observatory also addressed the forum
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