Danube ICT Clusters’ sustainable cooperation for smart and inclusive growth – Strategic ICT Clusters’ Meeting

The Strategic ICT Clusters’ Meeting for Danube ICT Clusters’ sustainable cooperation for smart and inclusive growth project was held on February 18th and-19th 2016, at Art Hotel Belgrade, Serbia. The meeting was organized under the framework of the DANUBE ICT Project, financed by START program of Danube Strategy of the EC.

Meeting was attended by the representatives and the project partners from the Balkans and Danube Region countries. Special guests of the meeting were Mr. Mohammed Al Hammadi, founder and Chief Executive of InvestSource and Mr. Sebastiano Toffaletti Alliance Secretary General of Digital SME Alliance the European Voice of High Tech SME.

The meeting gave an opportunity to ICT clusters to create favorable conditions for sustainable future collaboration based on cross-cluster and cross-industry collaboration.

During the meeting all partners have shared presentations on good practices and examples for cross-cluster and cross-industry collaboration from their regions. Mr. Stelian Brad, chairman of Cluj IT Cluster, introduced the survey on cross-industry and cross-cluster collaboration which should be the main bases for development of a common action plan for cross-industry collaboration. Guest speaker Mr. Al Hammadi had a speech about the possibilities for future partnership with Dubai companies on African market

Mr. Toffaletti explained the role of Digital SME Alliance the European Voice of High Tech SME and officially invited the Network to become a member, emphasizing added value of the membership.
The event has finished with the fruitful discussion regarding future cross- industry cooperation on regional market.