The first European Emerging Industries Conference “Rinascimento: Emerging Industries – a New Engine for Growth” focused on the role of emerging industries in the economy and how to best capitalize on their potential to improve Europe’s competitiveness and create
growth, i.e. how could emerging industries contribute to Europe’s industrial renaissance. The conference sessions addressed recent and future trends in emerging industries and new value chains and the innovations that drive them; how to create favourable policy frameworks for emerging industries at regional, national and European level; and how to provide the best business support and eco-system for emerging industries to thrive, looking in particular at the role of clusters as intermediaries, access to finance and access to international markets. All sessions included a scene-setter and practical examples and case studies to show what is already being done and could possibly be replicated elsewhere.