In line with the group of events which, at the global level, have been held, commemoratives of the 25th anniversary of the publication of Michael E. Porter’s book, "The advantage competitive Nations", has been organized the "Basque Cluster Day" under the initiative of SPRI, Basque Government and ORKESTRA-Basque Institute of Competitiveness. The act also coincided with the 25th anniversary of the "Cluster policy" in the Basque Country, global pioneer in its application in an institutional framework at the heart of its Competitive and industrial policy strategy.
With the interventions of the Economic and Competitiveness Development Minister, Arantza Tapia, the SPRI General Director, Alex Arriola, the Orkestra Director, Mari Jose Aranguren and the T.C.I. President and Senior Advisor of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University, Christian Kettels, the specialized talks and round tables by the chairpersons of the main Cluster Associations of the Basque Country, it has reviewed what has been done in these 25 years, as well as the new challenges for the future.
This event count on the participation of Jon Azua, who received a special award for his contribution to the launch of this strategy in the Basque Country and his work over this time in the world of clustering and competitiveness in the Basque Country and the world.
The event was attended, in addition, by the outstanding presence -through a video ad hoc- of Michael E. Porter recognizing the Clustering and Competitiveness Policy in the Basque Country.