The concept of enterprise networks (clustering) has imposed itself around the world as a productive method of functioning and a source of innovation.
In order to reinforce regional competitiveness in sectors in which it already has potential, Wallonia decided to develop an enterprise network policy from 2001 with Walloon clusters and, from 2005 via competitiveness clusters.
The Wallonia clusters
The Competitiveness Clusters' policy is part of Wallonia's wish to confirm its status as a competitive industrial space on a global level by focusing major resources in promising economic areas in terms of growth and employment.
Therefore, the Walloon Region has selected six successful priority areas corresponding to a booming activity in the world in which Wallonia has successful companies and research centres: life sciences, agri-food, engineering and new materials, transport and logistics, aeronautics and space and environmental technologies.
The digital sector
Adopted in 2015, the Digital Wallonia plan marks the Walloon Government's wish to do its utmost to make Wallonia a connected and intelligent territory where technological companies are leaders recognised on a global level and a driving force for successful industrial mutation and where digital innovation is at the service of the quality of education, the openness of public services and the well-being of citizens.