Hemp Cluster actively participated at the evaluation and strategic planning conference of the MHSR´ SIEA and the Union of Clusters of Slovakia, dedicated to cluster policy in the Slovak Republic. The event evaluated the development of the cluster environment for the period of the previous EU budget period, based on the longest operating tool in the Slovak Republic – the Scheme for the support of industrial cluster organizations and the clusters´ contribution to the growth of the innovation performance of the Slovak economy. Towards the future, it defined the starting points for the further direction of supporting the development of clusters regardless their concentration onto the value chain or networked competences. The event within the program provided space for the presentation of the best cluster practices, including ours. The program included both formal panel discussions and generous space for informal networking of the participating representatives.