The AURORA project will support cluster organisations, their members and other actors operating within the innovation ecosystem in the exploration and detection of new areas of cooperation and opportunities, always driven by a multi-stakeholder, multi-level and cross-sector approach.
Several activities will be implemented throughout the lifetime of the AURORA project (February 2022 – February 2024) to support the entire community of actors. These activities can be addressed to:
Clusters members, regional key actors and EU organisations
- Access to an online directory gathering organisations interested in innovation and food safety, food quality and food authenticity at local, regional and European level
- Participation in cross-regional consultations through various roundtables (business, innovation and policy)
- Access to new cluster services implemented by the AURORA partnership
- Participation in cross-border and short term exchanges organised by the AURORA partnership through a series of Roadshows in France, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain – co-funding available via the ClusterXchange mobility scheme
- Mapping of clusters and their ecosystems and creation of an online directory
- Benchmarking of cluster services and co-creation of a portfolio of new services, managing their pilot implementation through a series of training bootcamps
- Preparation of pre-matching activities (workshops) to build on a 5-step journey ClusterXChange thematic mission (roadshows)
- Identification of criteria for the Gold Label (Cluster Management Excellence, EUCLES) and positioning of the cluster
- Elaboration of a policy brief and recommendations in terms of alignment of industry needs to public authorities at local, national and European level
- Outreach to regional and EU level stakeholder and increasing the involvement of public authorities in the implementation of AURORA activities
The whole project activities will be supported by awareness-raising, communication and dissemination activities.