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Mrs. Lucia Seel

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Lucia Seel has more than 16 years of experience in international innovation and cluster policies and cluster development/management, having coordinated the European programmes at Clusterland Upper Austria Ltd. for 6 years when she played an active role in several flagship European projects like the European Cluster Excellence Initiative and The European Cluster Observatory. In 2011 Lucia started her own consultancy, focusing on the development and/or management of European projects, support for international cooperation in the field of innovation and clustering, cultural and creative industries, training and international networking. She was between 2012-2013 member of the high-level expert group “European Forum for Clusters in Emerging Industries” set up by the European Commission, DG Enterprise & Industry. Since 2019 she is Member of the European Cluster Expert Group of the European Commission (DG GROW). Lucia was between 09/2015-06/2020 the Community and Content Manager of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, an initiative of DG GROW and from 06/2020 she is the validation manager of the cluster actor profiles. Between 2016-2017 she was Community Manager of the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platforms (Research & Innovation and SME competitiveness). Lucia is a well-known speaker and moderator at international conferences and workshops, with a large record of presentations and moderations. In April 2012 she set up the Cluster Women European Network (ClusterWene), an entrepreneurial initiative to strengthen women’s position in the cluster community. Lucia is an evaluator of the EC in the COSME programme and certified ESCA Cluster Benchmarking Expert and Gold Label Assessor. She is Austrian, but Romanian born and speaks 6 languages. As an active international person Lucia was founder and the first president of AIESEC in Romania and is now member of several large networks like TCI - The Competitiveness Institute Global Network, EWMD – European Women Management Development Network for which she acts since 11/2019 as National Representative for Austria in the International Board. Lucia graduated magna cum laude from the Academy of Economic Sciences in Bucharest/Romania. She worked both for multinational companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi Centrade in Bucharest and Silhouette International in Linz/Austria (as area manager for South-East Asia and South Europe handling a sales budget of more than 30 Mio. Euro), as well as for small companies in Austria and public administration bodies in Austria and Romania.

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international communication, networking, cluster policy development, policy recommendations

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