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Clusters and Competitiveness: Building Resilience in Knowledge-based Regions

Hybrid conference with annual meeting of the European Chapter of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Affiliate Network
Bochum (Germany) and online, 23-24 September 2021


After three decades of academic discourse on, and practical/political experience with clusters and competitiveness, crises and rising challenges pose new questions to scholars and policy-makers alike. Are clusters and cluster policies still relevant to maintain and build more resilient regions? How did they adapt to new challenges, how do they need to transform in the future? Our conference brings academics, policy-makers and practitioners in the field of regional economic development, clusters and competitiveness together to discuss these and related issues.

Institute of Geography, Ruhr-University Bochum
Centre for Regional and Innovation Economics, University of Bremen & Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
Bochum Economic Development
Duisburg Business & Innovation (DBI)

G DATA Campus, Königsallee 178, 44799 Bochum, Germany

Conference Languages

Conference Fee
Participation is free of charge. Travel and accommodation will be provided for invited speakers.

Registration: 01 September 2021
Abstracts: 10 August 2021

Technical Information
The conferences framework programme will be streamed via a so-called landing page. You will receive the link to the page via e-mail. A chat function to interact with participants on- and offline will be available. The parallel breakout sessions will be hosted through individual Zoom sessions. Links to these sessions will be made available on the landing page.

  • Sessions 1 and 5 are hybrid sessions and available to participants in presence and online.
  • Sessions 2 and 4 are offline sessions and only available to participants in presence. 
  • Sessions 3 and 6 are online sessions and available only to participants in the Zoom breakout sessions.

Please note: Official proof of full COVID 19 vaccination protection or full recovery from a COVID 19 infection must be presented when entering the venue. Presentation of a test result is not sufficient.