The ClusterXchange programme is a new pilot programme to support short-term exchanges to better connect Europe’s industrial ecosystems. It aims to facilitate transnational cooperation, peer learning, networking and innovation uptake between actors of different industrial clusters. It is implemented with support from cluster organisations that have teamed up in ESCP-4x partnerships, like RECiPE4Mobility.


Exchanges can be used to:

  • Learn from actors in another cluster;
  • Explore growth opportunities in new markets;
  • Take up new technologies, digitalisation and green low-carbon solutions;
  • Invest in strategic interregional collaboration.

Participants (visitors and hosts) of a transnational exchange can be representatives of cluster organisations and business network organisations, scaling-up support organisations (such as tech centres, research institutes, (digital) innovation hubs, fab labs, creative hubs, resource-efficiency service providers, incubators, accelerators) and SMEs that are cluster members from countries participating in the COSME programme.

Programme specifics:

Contribution Funding: lump sums available for visitors for travel and accommodation expenses

Period of stay: exchanges can last from three working days up to one month

How to apply: Cluster members can express their interest or questions to the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, hosting the ClusterXchange matching tool, and will be supported by specific ESCP-4x partnerships