A cluster hotspot

Catalonia: A cluster hotspot


Clusters

With more than 20 years of experience in cluster policy, Catalonia has attracted key international players such as Tci-network, the global cluster practitioners’ network and the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence, as well as top-notch knowledge institutions.

Part of the Catalan multi-faceted, pro-business economic policy to promote Catalonia as a business location

Catalonia’s cluster policy is part of the Catalan multi-faceted, pro-business economic policy to promote Catalonia as a business location. Clusters bring together interconnected companies, research centres, universities and other relevant stakeholders sharing the same strategic challenges. Clusters are often the perfect environment to gather strategic sectorial knowledge, to connect companies locally and globally, and to develop collaborative projects with enough critical mass to compete in a globalised world.

Clusters also ensure that international companies and investors can tap into the resources of a dynamic network of specialised partners and industry related suppliers, providers and associations.

Clusters in Catalonia

Currently, there are 30 clusters in Catalonia's Cluster Programme, home to 2,100 firms accounting for a turnover of 65 billion euros.

Food

Mobility

Advanced Manufacturing

Water and Energy

Design Manufacturing

Health

Digital

Cross-cutting Industries

With more than 20 years of experience in cluster policy, in Catalonia 30 clusters are home to 2,100 firms, accounting for a turnover of 65 billion euros.
By definition, there are no good nor bad clusters. All clusters can be successful if they follow the right strategy.

Enric Pedrós, Cluster Manager of FEMAC

The competitive edge of a cluster lies in sharing common strategies among members.

Albert Giralt, Avinent, member of the Health Tech cluster

Being part of a cluster helps companies to significantly improve their strategic positioning.
Christian Ketels
Christian Ketels recently joined a seminar about clusters and industry 4.0 at Catalonia Trade & Investment