Whether you are an IT, life sciences, oceans or clean technology company, a strong industry cluster can benefit you. Studies show that, on average, businesses located in a cluster have greater growth and survival rates than those located outside of it. How can Nova Scotia build a better cluster for your industry?
On June 23, one of the world’s most influential cluster practitioners, Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, will talk about the why and how of cluster development, from a business perspective. He’ll address the importance of a “co-opetition culture” among companies – that is, companies simultaneously collaborating and competing, and he’ll demonstrate the need for alignment among public agencies and academia when creating clusters.
Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, CEO, Cluster Navigators Ltd. (www.clusternavigators.com) – Ifor is acknowledged as one of the most influential cluster practitioners in the world, with hands-on experience extending to more than 50 countries. Ifor’s focus is on the practicalities of cluster development, leading training and strategy workshops with economic development agencies, cluster groups and support organizations. He’s been an advisor for the World Bank, EU, OECD, UNDP, international aid agencies, and national and regional economic development agencies on six continents.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
9:00 am - 10:00 am (light breakfast from 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
Technology Innovation Centre
1 Research Drive, Dartmouth
Note: There's ample – and free – parking at this location!
RSVP to Charmaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902.424.8674 x 1502 by Friday, June 19.