1/11/2016- 30/04/2019

  • EU projects and networks

  • Technology Transfer

  • Cluster
  • Regional development
  • Smart Specialisation Strategies


The project “Smart Specialization Strategies to build an Innovation Model for Alp Clusters” (s3-4Alpcluster) main goal is to foster innovation processes within clusters and increase the impact of Smart Specialization Strategies (S3) implemented by regional authorities



S3-4AlpClusters in numbers


Project Partners




Pilot Clusters



The project

S3-4AlpClusters project believes that the interplay between S3 and clusters is an innovative approach that could spread innovation in the whole Alpine Space. S3-4AlpClusters launched cross-regional coordinated actions between the different sectors/regions involved and enhance transnational cluster cooperation. The final aim is to generate critical mass for SMEs and to improve the framework conditions for innovation in the Alpine Space. The S3-4AlpClusters community includes cluster managers, entrepreneurs, academics and policymakers, and is supported by public authorities and S3 experts.


S3-4AlpClusters main results include:

  • A joint transnational cluster action plan to improve transnational, cluster-based cooperation; An S3-based innovation model for cluster development; A fully synchronized call scheme
  • New services validated by pilot clusters

HIT role in the project: HIT coordinates the definition of the S3-based innovation model

The team

Silvio Antonioni
Innovation Project Manager

Ilina Petkanovska
Strategic Project Officer