Cluster Development Strategy and Internationalisation of SMEs of Regione Lombardia, by Roberto Maroni

Roberto Maroni is President of the Lombardy Region and was formerly Italian Minister of the Interior.

This document is a contribution to the June 2014 edition of the newsletter of the EU-LAC Foundation dedicated to SMEs. 

The Lombard context is characterized by a dynamic and diversified entrepreneurial and scientific-technological system, with peaks of excellence achieved in different industries and fields.

Over the past decade, Regione Lombardia has been facing the challenging task of decoding and governing the changes, taking place in the Region, in order to formulate regional policies that address real needs while shifting from a vertical approach, with a perspective on traditional sectors, towards a new horizontal logic with a perspective on “systems of competence.” Read paper.