During the 16th to 19th October 2012 we were participating in the 15th Cluster World Congress, organized by TCI, in the cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian, Basque Country. Carlos Tarrasón, Cluster Consulting director, presented the experience of Cluster Consulting in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, developing future place based strategies for smart specialization. Specifically, presented the experience of 4 food clusters en Minas Gerais.