Round table “Leveraging Clusters for Industrial Development in Moldova”

On 23 November 2016 the German Economic Team (GET) Moldova organised a round table in cooperation with the Moldovan Ministry of Economy about the topic “Leveraging Clusters for Industrial Development in Moldova” in Chisinau.

The purpose of the event was the discussion of an approach for the development of industrial clusters together with representatives of businesses, the government and business associations. For the development of such an approach it is necessary to identify sectors and geographical regions with a potential for clusters. Also, measures to be taken by the government in order to support the process and the role of the private sector were discussed.

The event was opened by Mrs. Badanova, Vice Minister of Economy. In her speech she explained, which measures have been taken already and gave an outlook on the next steps. Björn Vogler, consultant of GET Moldova, was invited as keynote speaker and presented a strategy for cluster development. After this, Alexandra Novac from the National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) presented the results of a survey conducted on behalf of GET Moldova in order to identify regional potentials for the development of clusters.

After the presentation, the guests were invited to give comments and ask questions.