Fostering innovation-led clusters: A review of leading global practices is the second in a series of three Economist Intelligence Unit reports on research and development (R&D) in the Middle East. This report casts a spotlight on new ideas and common factors in the success of cluster initiatives globally, with a bias towards those that hold relevance for the Middle East. The report is sponsored by the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC). The Economist Intelligence Unit bears sole responsibility for the content of this report. The findings and views expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor. The report was written by James Watson and edited by Aviva Freudmann.