How can clusters accelerate regional ecosystems in the recovery of Finland?

We would like to invite you to join a webinar “How can clusters accelerate regional ecosystems in the recovery of Finland?” on November 25th 2020 at 14.00-16.00 (EET).

Opening words of the webinar will be given by Ulla Engelmann, Head of Unit responsible for cluster policy at DG GROW, European Commission and Mikko Härkönen, Ministerial Adviser at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. In addition, we will have Antonio Novo Guerrero, President of European Cluster Alliance who will introduce the alliance and share European experiences. Also, Finnish cluster managers will take part by sharing their ideas and stories. Webinar will be finished with a panel discussion where the opportunities of clusters in the regional recovery plans will be explored.

On 30 June 2020, European Commissioner Thierry Breton highlighted the role of clusters in the economic recovery. He declared: “You must be part of the recovery plans. You are the pillars of the bridge I am willing to build across all the internal market”, in the webinar organised by European Cluster Alliance. Since the pandemic started, DG GROW together with European Cluster Alliance has encouraged the member states and regions to open discussion about the role of the clusters accelerating the recovery process.

We warmly welcome you to the join the discussion!


November 25, 2020
14.00-16.00 (EET)


Agenda for the webinar is available HERE.


Please, register for the event HERE.
Deadline for registration is Monday November 23th 16.00 (EET).

Registered participants will receive a link to the webinar a day prior to the event. Webinar will be held on the GoToMeeting platform. 

“Clusters have key role to play in European recovery”,

says Commissioner Thierry Breton in his opening speech at the European Cluster Conference 2020.

For the full speech, see here:


The role of clusters for a sustainable EU Recovery, Ulla Engelmann & Eva-Maria Revilla-Peñaranda

European Cluster Alliance – Clusters as agents in implementing European recovery, Antonio Novo Guerrero

Clusters orchestrating regional ecosystems – Experiences of cluster approaches in Finland, 
Ilari Havukainen
Johan Wasberg
Juha Purmonen

For more information

Kristiina Jokelainen
+358 40 501 9856

Ilari Havukainen
East and North Finland in industrial transition
+358 40 621 6116