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.

During the 3rd of July 2012, the second workshop of the Food Clusters project took place in the Exportaminas headquarters. We presented the characteristics, challenges and strategies of the 4 clusters chosen to be part of the project to develop food clusters in Minas Gerais. Project lead by the Government of Minas Gerais in partnership with the World Bank.

From the 29th of May until the 1st of June 2012 we participated on the 7th Latin American Congress of Clusters, organized by TCI, in Monterrey, México. Carlos Tarrasón, director of Cluster Consulting, presented the Brazilian experience in the first panel of the Congress "Public Policies for the development of clusters in America". Also, he presented the Cluster Consulting methodology in the workshop of Innovation and clusters, and in the workshop about Methodologies for constructing cluster action plans.

From the 13th to 17th of February 2012 we performed a mission with a Minas Gerais government delegation to better understand the experience of Catalonia in Urban Waste Management and to support the foundations of a technical cooperation agreement between Catalonia and Minas Gerais.

On the 15th December 2011 we presented the action plan of the Inteligent Urban Mobility Initiative for the city of Belo Horizonte. 

From September to December 2011 we developed a strategic analysis of the dairy sector which included a reference trip to France. 

On the 17th November of 2011 we presented in Viçosa the results of the business opportunities study for the biotech cluster.

During the 14th to 17th June we visited with SEBRAE-MG 14 companies and institutions that lead the fashion textile manufacturing Catalan cluster. 

We participated in the 6th Latin American Congress of clusters in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, from the 16th to the 20th of May, 2011. Carlos Tarrasón, director of the company, moderated the discussion about Knowledge management in clusters and also made a presentation in the thematic session about Internationalization.

Carlos Tarrasón presented the results of the market study about Nature and Well being Tourism in the South of Minas Gerais.

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Carlos Tarrasón participated in TCI European Conference during the 30th and 31st March, 2011 in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Carlos Tarrasón presented the action plan for the Point of Care Diagnostics and Treatments Cluster of the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

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