4.0 Cities: Where business and government can prosper

How to get smart, collaborative and go circular

If collaboration is king, governments, industry associations, communities and regions need a new armoury of policies and programs to advance talent and accelerate value-creating collaborations between companies.

Think UK with its open source and tax-friendly Patent Box legislation, a real boon to start-ups and SMEs. Or Scandinavian cluster programs with their matchmaking activities to foster innovation between SMEs so they can diversify into new markets, and their deep understanding of their industries’ dynamics. An example of such cluster mapping is the report Engineering the Green Economy on Northern Denmark’s win and energy cluster.

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