Focused on the baptismal fonts in 2006, the aims of the Marshall Plan are Walloon economic redeployment and the structuring of a real industrial policy. It is in this context that the competitiveness clusters were created to implement this policy notably through the structuring and selection of forward-looking projects for their sector.

A project must meet the following four criteria from its conception:

  • partnership,
  • innovation,
  • critical mass,
  • international visibility.

To be selected and accredited, the project must be approved by two different juries:

  • a selection committee comprising technical experts selected by the cluster
  • an international jury set up by the Walloon government and common to all clusters responsible for assessing their economic opportunity.