Business Innovation Clusters in Norway and Poland


Norwegian and Polish business innovation clusters are invited to an event and matchmaking on cluster cooperation on 26 May 2021.

Register here or via link to the right! 

Norway and Poland have strong business innovation clusters. The event will explore opportunities for cooperation. It will also be an opportunity to establish cooperation through matchmaking.



There are increasing opportunities for businesses in the European market for products and services as well as in EU funding schemes. Cluster cooperation can help businesses, especially SMEs, to improve competitiveness. 

This event aims to spur cooperation between clusters. It could lead to 

  • Accessawareness and exchange of experience related to new products and services. 
  • Access to partners and networks for future cooperation in Efunding schemes or cooperation in other networks, platforms and processes.
  • Exchanges on the organisation of clusters in Poland/Norway. 
  • Enhancing the profile of a cluster with international networks.  
  • Benefit from the experience of clusters which have been successful in EU funding schemes. 
  • Benefit from experience of clusters on EU cooperation opportunities.



The event provides a platform for B2B meetings and the possibility of joining discussions to exchange views, discuss project ideas and find new partners.

Welcome and opening

09:30 - 10.00 Welcome by PARP (TBC, PARP)
Opening Word by Innovation Norway (TBC, Innovation Norway)

Expert presentations & best practices

10:00 - 10:20 The role of self-presentation in building brand and image of a cluster. Recognition of a cluster and its achievements 

10:20 - 10:35 Best practice example (TBC)

10:35 - 10:55 Research and development cooperation: supporting R & D & I activity, technology transfer in the cluster 

10:55 - 11:10 Best practice example (TBC)

11:10 - 11:30 International cooperation, expansion and internationalisation of cluster activities 

11:30 - 11:45 Best practice example (TBC)

11:45 - 12:05 Cluster management excellence 

12:05 - 12:20 Best practice example (TBC)

Inspirational lecture

12:30 - 13:45 Prof. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School, Professor Michael E. Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

Cluster matchmaking

14:00 - 17:00 Matchmaking for clusters in Norway and Poland


See videos about matchmakings and partnerships here


Norwegian Innovation Clusters

Clusters are groups of enterprises and institutions that cooperate within a geographical area and business sector. Cluster cooperation drives value creation, as it pools each member's competence to enhance innovation and competitiveness for all members and the sector as a whole.

See an overview with information about each cluster in the Norwegian Innovation Clusters programme.

Read about the importance of cluster cooperation in Norway.  


Finding a partner in Norway

Are you a Polish innovation cluser looking for a partner in Norway? The Explorer is the official marketplace for green technology from Norway.

Browse Norwegian green technology solutions in the Explorer! 


Business Development, Innovation and SMEs Programme in Poland

The event is hosted by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) and Innovation Norway as part of the Business Development, Innovation and SMEs Programme in Poland, financed by Norway. 

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