The Cluster House, an initiation and a coordinator of the Balkan and Black Sea Cluster Network (hereinafter BBS ClusNet) is an organizational member of the Global TCI Network – Institute for competitiveness, innovation and clusters based in Barcelona. One of the TCI Board of Directors members is Docent Dr. Danka Milojkovic, director of the Cluster House Nis-Serbia and a manager of the BBS ClusNet. She is elected on the TCI General Assembly meeting in Monterrey, Mexico in 2014 and re-elected on the 20th Annual TCI Conference in Bogota, Colombia in November this year.
Docent Dr. Milojkovic is responsible for the cluster-based economic development in the SE Europe. Her main tasks as a member of the board are following:
- Take the lead in specific areas of interest (i.e. research and development of new tools and services for members), regional initiatives with special focus on the SEE region, working groups (i.e. cluster evaluation group)
- Take active part in the organization of the TCI conferences as part of the Organizing / Steering Committee
- Represent TCI in the different activities and events where TCI participates during the year: Global Conference, Regional Conferences, other TCI conferences
- Committed to the objectives of the association and actively strive to achieve those and active participation on the Board meetings.
- Advocacy for socially balanced economic development and employment creation in the SEE region.
- Enabling business environment for SME development based on collaboration between public sector, academia, financial organizations, media and business community.
- Establishment of the public-private dialogue for advocating for the needs of SMEs.
- Exchange of knowledge and experiences in the cluster based economic development in developed countries, countries in transition and developing countries.
Main activities are:
- B2B/C2C matchmaking, Membership recruitment.
- Development of the TCI Regional conference in the SEE, a powerful tool for advocating for cluster-based economic development in the region
- Development of the European TCI cluster conference in Bulgaria in March 2018, a tool for cross-regional networking, promotion and development