Thomas Laemmer-Gamp

Director of the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) and Head of Group Global Innovation and Clusters

Thomas Lämmer-Gamp is Director of the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) ( and Head of Group “Global Innovation and Clusters” at VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH in Berlin, Germany ( He has been working with regional and economic development policy topics in Europe and overseas for more than fifteen years. Thomas has particular experience in cluster development through policy and programme intervention and management of cluster organisations. He holds a Master’s degree in political science, law and sociology from the University of Göttingen.

He started his career in 1999 at Betreuungsgesellschaft für Umweltfragen Dr. Poppe mbH where he was Deputy Head of the Euro Info Centre Kassel from 2002 – 2004. His area of work covered program advice for SME and policy advice to the European Commission. From 2003 to 2004 he was member of the Environment and Sustainable Development Working Group of the Euro Info Centre Network of the European Commission (DG Enterprise) in Brussels. Starting in January 2005 he continued his career as adviser for regional economic development programs at Rambøll Management Consulting, before he was hired by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Labour of the German Federal State of Saxony in August 2006 where he was responsible for the development and implementation of vocational training programs to support both education and economic development policies. From October 2008 to August 2010 he served as technical advisor for international cooperation and innovation policies as well as trainer for program development at the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa, based in Pretoria. In August 2010 he joined VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH. He is member of an advisory group on SME financing for the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi) and involved in the European Cluster Observatory.

Thomas Laemmer-Gamp will be speaking at:

Workshop: The German experience

2016/03/08 09:00 - 12:00

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