With a rich background in industry restructuring and regional development, Pavla Bruskova has been involved in the cluster concept development in the Czech Republic since its beginning in 2002. Based on the pilot cluster study carried out in the Moravian-Silesian Region, she launched the first Czech cluster organisation in the machinery sector in 2003; took part in the preparation of the National Cluster Strategy 2005-2008; carried out cluster mapping and facilitation of several cluster organisations including in the service, creative, social enterprise and agricultural sectors. As the CEO of the Regional Development Agency in Ostrava she initiated ClusterNet, the regional cluster platform in 2006 and Regional Innovation Strategy in the Moravian-Silesian Region in 2009-2010. Since 2010 she has been the President of the National Cluster Association and since 2011 the member of a research team at the Centre for Applied Economic Research, Faculty of Management and Economics at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin. She takes part in a number of European cluster and innovation projects, currently the “CluStrat” project of Central Europe. She acts as a cluster expert and consultant internationally.