The Marshall plan aims at boosting the Walloon economy. It is structured in 6 competitiveness poles. ICT is a transversal topic.
The competitiveness clusters were defined to develop focused synergies in our main domains of expertise in order to reach competitiveness at international level. Such a policy was often neglected in the past.
This approach is an answer to the dynamics of the world economy which is centered on network of excellence and innovation, partnerships, and clusters. In Wallonia as in most of European countries, the setup of competitiveness poles aims at reinforcing the attractiveness of a region and to develop employment through an increased economic dynamism and better synergies between actors.
The current 6 poles are :
- Skywin: aeronautics & space
- BioWin: health
- Wagralim: food
- Logistics in Wallonia: transport & logistics
- MecaTech: mechanic engineering
- GreenWin: environmental technologies
The development of those poles is supported by project calls enabling actors (enterprises, universities and research centers) to collaborate on concrete synergies that can generate economic value and increase the competitiveness of the Region.