On June 13, 2024, Carlos Tarrasón gave the online conference “Cluster policies in Brazil” in session 10 of the Strategic Management Program for cluster teams in Colombia, a Program led by Confecàmaras and the Colombia Cluster Network.

During the 17th November 2023 took place in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) a strategy and competitiveness course through the partnership with UFMG Consultoria Jr. (UCJ). Working on a real cluster initiative case with 20 students from the Economics an Business School (FACE-UFMG).

On October 19, 2023, Carlos Tarrasón gave the conference “Advances, challenges and next steps in the implementation of the Aroeira Honey Designation of Origin in the North of Minas” at the XX Beekeeping Seminar in the North of Minas.

We began strategic updating for one of the largest footwear clusters in Brazil with the aim of identifying new strategies and structuring actions for the future.

Carlos Tarrasón, Cluster Consulting CEO, will be participatin in the TCI Global Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland during the 7-9 November 2023. He will presenting the 8th on the exploration session 3 "New approaches to Regenerate clusters and production systems". He will present the experience with Superfood regenerative clusters in Peru – communities, land, water and biodiversity.

On December 15th, 2021, we participated in the 13th Latin American Congress of Clusters, organized by TCI, virtually. Carlos Tarrasón, director of Cluster Consulting, moderated the panel on  National Collaboration Networks, with the participation of Yeinni Patiño from Confecámaras and Renato Perlingeiro from SEBRAE Nacional. Access the registry here



On October 12-15, 2021, Carlos Tarrasón conducted the first training for APEM and other institutions of the Piura mango cluster. The training consisted of training on the policy and methodologies of clusters to train the APEM team as executing entity and also the institutional and business leaders at the beginning of the execution of the initiative to improve the competitiveness of the mango cluster in Piura, Peru. Basic concepts were transmitted and work was done with a practical case and real examples that replicate the cluster initiative process and allow participants to participate from the beginning with full knowledge of the process.

Keywords: Africa, Brazil, China, Cluster Policy, Government

Authors: Zhiting Wang, Carlos Tarrasón



Cluster policy is a growing global phenomenon, addressing challenges that no actor can control unilaterally and providing platforms for collaboration. This article examines best practices in cluster policies for Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa including Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome e Principe, when compared to those undertaken by Brazil and China.

On April 22, 2021 we held the project kick-off meeting with Innóvate Perú, PRODUCE and the ITP to execute the technological roadmap for food ingredients in Peru. Project that seeks to develop the high value vegetable food ingredients industry and its supply chains in Peru. See project details here. 

On February 25, 2021, the action plan and governance model for the Teresina health services cluster was presented, with the participation of more than 80 representatives of companies and institutions. The action plan for 2021-2022 includes structural actions to strengthen the cluster, innovation and technology, quality and patient experience, and integration with the market. The cluster is part of the Teresina Competitiva Program, led by the city hall, and with the support of SEBRAE, Sindhospi, BNB, State Government and financed by the World Bank. See project description here. 

Opportunity for a consultant in strategy and economic development in Peru.

The consultant must have a bachelor's degree in Administration, Economics or the like. An MBA, Master in Economics or MA in International Relations from a prestigious university will be valued. Knowledge of strategy, regional development, value chains or clusters, innovation systems and competitiveness will be valued.

On December 17, 2020, the action plan for the Teresina fashion cluster was presented, with the participation of more than 50 representatives of companies and institutions. A set of actions were presented to organize and energize the cluster, improve the identity and positioning of brands, improve productivity and quality in companies, strengthen online sales and expand sales to other states, as well as the acceleration of Business. The cluster is part of the Teresina Competitiva Program, led by the mayor's office, with the support of SEBRAE, BNB, the State Government and FIEPI and financed by World Bank. See project description here.