Maintaining and improving the competitiveness of clusters in the CENTRAL EUROPE area – this is the core objective of CluStrat. The strategic project convenes partners from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia and Ukraine. In CluStrat, they have joined forces to develop and test new policy approaches to upgrade the innovation capacity of clusters. As a result, a joint strategy for CENTRAL EUROPE will be adopted on

  • promoting the anticipation and exploitation of changing market demands as a consequence of societal challenges such as climate or demographic change through clusters (Emerging Industries)
  • fostering the inclusion of cross-cutting issues such as internationalization, technology transfer and gender in innovation in clusters (Cross-Cutting Issues)

Target groups and stakeholders involved:

  • SMEs (actively, non-actively involved in the area of research, development and innovations)
  • Clusters
  • European institutions
  • Policymakers and key players in this area (ministries involved in innovations, national and regional research agencies and consulting companies)

Main focus of the project:

CluStrat partners have agreed to focus the strategy development on the following fields:


  • Active Aging
  • Sustainable Development / Green Economy
  • Sustainable / Intelligent Mobility


  • Internationalization
  • Technology & Knowledge Transfer
  • Gender in Innovation / Diversity

More information at:


Slovak Business Agency
Jarmila Dubrovayová
02/50 24 45 21