Colombia

Colombia’s Intercluster Collaboration Initiative

Colombian Confederation of Chambers of Commerce /  Ministry of Trade, Industry an Tourism
Client
Colombian Confederation of Chambers of Commerce / Ministry of Trade, Industry an Tourism
Location
Colombia
Duration of assignment
2020
Service

THE CLIENT

The Colombian Confederation of Chamber of  Commerce (CONFECÁMARAS) is leading along with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism the Colombian Cluster Network, a platform that gathers all cluster efforts in the country through the articulation of actors and access to the latest quality information on cluster development.

THE CHALLENGE

Develop a deep collaboration within the Colombian cluster ecosystem, taking advantage of inter-industrial externalities, promoting integration of companies and institutions from sectors that could be disconnected.

THE SERVICE

COMPETITIVENESS designed an intercluster collaboration methodology, based on open innovation foundations and focus on strategic sectoral approaches through a series of workshops that bring together challenges and capabilities from different sectors.

This consultancy included a pilot that was carried out with the participation of 12 clusters from different agricultural sectors such as coffee, cocoa, pineapple, banana and citrus, connecting them with institutions, R&D centers, universities and companies in the AgriTech and Bioscience sectors.

RESULTS

Documentation of the developed methodology, including lessons and learnings of the pilot, which will serve as a basis for scaling with other groups of clusters .

Identification of 5 collaboration projects and minimum viable products aimed to solve challenges in different topics such as circular economy, weather monitoring systems and use of byproducts, among others.

Colombia’s Interclúster Collaboration Initiative

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