Today I read an interesting report about a seminar that took place on December 8-11, 2014 in HSE, Moscow. It was organised by the centre for the development of a nuclear innovation cluster in the town of Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region (Центр развития ядерного инновационного кластера города Димитровграда Ульяновской области). The keynote presenter was Jean-Francois Boisson, a French businessman and the main founder of an aeronautics and space cluster called ‘Pegase’ in southern France.
The key points covered in the report are:
- state policies and support clusters in France
- towards financial independence for France’s competitiveness poles
- Governance and strategy
- Building up a critical mass
- Attracting new companies as residents of the competitiveness poles, both large firms and small and medium enterprises
The report also has a useful map of all the competitiveness poles across France as of October 2014.
The original article can be read here: http://issek.hse.ru/news/141026538.html (published January 14, 2015)