C2Future - Clusters for the City of the Future.

The project has a duration of 24 months and aims, as an overall objective, to implement a strategic partnership between clusters in the areas of mobility, construction, utilities and environment, promoting a series of activities among its SME associates aimed at internationalization towards some target countries (USA, MEXICO, COLOMBIA). The first of these activities is a survey and mapping of skills among SMEs, which will be the first step toward achieving C2Future’s goals:

– Strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs-members of clusters partners;

– Create a new value chain in the field of smart urbanization/smart cities;

– Support and facilitate the ability of SMEs to interact with international partners;

– Implement a common internationalization strategy and roadmap.

An additional activity to map the services/products offered by the companies and their competencies includes filling out a short questionnaire available at the following link:

The data collected will be included in the C2Future website where you will find all activities and events:


“C2FUTURE FINAL EVENT,” the final event of the C2Future European project held in Milan on June 29, 2022 at the Magna Pars Hotel from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 29, the closing event of the Project “C2Future – Clusters for the City of the Future,” co-funded by the European COSME Program, organized by the Lombardy Mobility Cluster and dedicated to the internationalization of SMEs to three target countries, California, Colombia and Mexico, was held in Milan at the Magna Pars Hotel. The event, which featured distinguished institutional exhibitors and SMEs with interesting best practice experiences in tow, had more than a hundred participants, decreeing the success of the initiative and the interest of the topics addressed.

The program of the conference, held in English, is given in Annex 1.

Attached 2 the presentations of the speakers – MORNING SESSION.

Attached 3 the speakers’ presentations – POMER SESSION.

We thank ALL THE SPEAKERS for engaging presentations and active cooperation!

Registration of the conference (morning and afternoon session) visible here.

“C2Future C2World: How Small and Medium Enterprises Can Address Internationalization” event related to World Manufacturing Week 2021 Cernobbio, Lake Como Webinar Oct. 21, 2021, 11:00 a.m. CET and B2B meetings Oct. 18-22.

This is the third in a series of online events under the Clusters for the City of the Future (C2Future) project. On this occasion, we were part of the 2021 edition of the World Manufacturing Forum in Cernobbio, Lake Como. The objective of this event was to provide some useful information on internationalization in the target countries of Canada, Colombia, Mexico and the U.S., both from institutional stakeholders (Chambers of Commerce) and private companies through personal experience.

B2B meetings were held throughout the week (Oct. 18-22), before and after the event, and gave cluster companies the opportunity to meet other companies from the target countries. The event made it possible to:

– Find out more about the C2Future project and planned activities.

– Learn about opportunities for cooperation between institutional bodies and companies.

– Hear some advice on the path to internationalization.

– Hear some of the examples of best practices from SMEs.

– Meet companies from 6 clusters from Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece.

– Meet companies from the rest of the world and target countries.

The official language of the event was English. The event was recorded and available for streaming. The slides are available at the following link: https://worldmanufacturing.org/activities/world-manufacturing-week-2021/presentations/

Consortium presentation at “C2Future C2World” available upon request at: segreteria@clusterlombardomobilita.it

“Strategic Internationalization to Mexico” October 14, 2021 from 4:00 p.m.

The Consulate Of Mexico in Italy has made Dr. Sergio Augusto Chan Peniche available to give a short Webinar on mobility in Mexico. Dr. Sergio Augusto Chan Peniche is Deputy Director of Mobility at the Yucatán State Government’s Institute of Mobility and Territorial Urban Development (IMDUT) and has served as a technical consultant for municipal, metropolitan, and territorial mobility projects for the Mexican government since 2018.

Slides available upon request at: segreteria@clusterlombardomobilita.it

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