Last week was held in Valencia the second edition of the European Conference Grow your Region, organized by the Directorate General of Internal Trade, Industry, SMEs and Entrepreneurs of the European Commission.
The Conference, which on this occasion gathered about a hundred European clusters, as well as representatives of the European Commission, is organized annually with the aim of promoting industrial cooperation and strategic connections between regional and local ecosystems.
Throughout the two intense days of work that lasted the event, attendees were able to exchange ideas on future actions for an intelligent interregional collaboration, as well as learn about new formulas to support innovation and industrial acceleration, modernization and growth of SMEs.
MetaIndustry4 that attended this Conference for the first time, took part in different working groups, aimed at promoting interregional strategic collaboration, as well as in the matchmaking event, in which it held more than a dozen interviews with different cluster organizations. In these meetings Metaindustry4 was able to publicize the activity carried out by its partners, the main lines of work of the Cluster, as well as the possibility of analyzing interesting opportunities for participation in European projects within the framework of the calls Interreg, Horizon 2020, COSME and other lines of a national nature.
The Asturian delegation had the participation of a representative of the Economic Development Institute of the Principality of Asturias, who in addition to presenting the opportunities of Asturias in the European context of the clusters, offered constant support to MetaIndustry4 throughout the entire Conference.
As a result of the different contacts initiated by MetaIndustry4, over the next few weeks, it will be explored in depth the opportunities identified, with the aim of define them in form of projects and collaboration agreements.