Benchmarking visits are one-week inspiration and learning tours in Europe designed to acquire new methods and tools with priority topics identified during the diagnoses (the financing model, how to develop the service portfolio, how to gather a team to develop the activities of the cluster, how to increase the members’ engagement) and explore examples of successful cluster-related practices and projects in situ.
These 5-day tours include training sessions that involve cluster managers and cluster management experts who share their methodologies and tools and work on practical cases to foster exchanges and cooperation between participants. 4 inspiration and learning tours are organised between 2018 and 2020 by France Clusters, the coordinator of the Cluster Booster Track and hosted by regional agencies supporting the internationalisation of enterprises in Catalonia (Spain), Wallonia (Belgium), Region SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France) and Piedmont (Italy).
The very first Benchmarking Visit will be hosted by ACCIO in Barcelona, Spain. Each cluster manager can participate in 2 out of the 4 tours, according to their priority topics.
More information on the programme soon.