TCI 2013 Meta-regional cluster excellence – the Baltic Sea Cluster Development Centre

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By Lars Albaek, presented at the 16th TCI Global Conference, Kolding 2013.

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TCI 2013 Meta-regional cluster excellence – the Baltic Sea Cluster Development Centre

  1. 1. Meta-regional cluster excellence – the Baltic Sea Cluster Development Centre Lars Albaek Breakout Session: Clusters to support growth in areas outside big cities 5 September 2013
  2. 2. Cluster Development Centre Bornholm Lars Albæk Business Cluster Manager TCI 2013, Kolding, 5/9 2013
  3. 3. Baltic Sea Region • 9 countries • 85 million people • 15 million people within 10 km of the coast • Shared cultural heritage SWEDEN NORWAY DENMARK FINLAND RUSSIA GERMANY ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA BELARUS POLAND BORNHOLM
  4. 4. Bornholm, Denmark• 588 km2 area • 158 km2 coast line • 41.800 inhabitants • 500.000 visitors annually • 37 km to Sweden • 180 km to Copenhagen • 88 km to Germany • 90 km to Poland DENMARK BORNHOLM
  5. 5. Business Clusters on BornholmBUILDING & CONSTR. MECH. ENGINEERING FOOD TOURISM ARTS & CRAFT AGRICULTURE ENERGY Bornholm as ”green/sustainable” technology and test laboratory Bright Green Test Island: CleanTech, renewable energy, building & construction Bornholm as The Adventure Island www.Bornholm.info., www.Enjoybornholm.dk nature, wellness, arts & craft, medieval history and culture, music & sports events Bornholm as the Food Island Gourmet Bornholm/ food producers, farmers, restaurants, chefs, canteens, wholesalers, distributors, retailers
  6. 6. Business Cluster Development Centre Bornholm (2012-2014) Purpose: To be a regional business cluster development centre supporting business development and growth in the regional business clusters on Bornholm. Target group: Regional business clusters who have Bornholm/Denmark as their market area (e.g. leisure, tourism and construction) or Denmark/abroad as their market area (e.g. mechanical technology, energy and food). Goals: • To bring the business clusters on Bornholm into a more visible and competitive position, thus establishing a stronger sales and marketing platform. • The participating businesses should have increased their turnover with 10 percent by the end of 2014.
  7. 7. Increased cooperation = increased sales/export Bornholm – A Food Island Gourmet Bornholm/ food producers, farmers, restaurants, chefs, canteens, wholesalers, distributors, retailers Bornholm – A Tourism Island Bornholm.info, Enjoybornholm.dk nature, wellness, arts & craft, medieval history and culture, music & sports events Bornholm – A Green Technology and Test Lab Bright Green Test Island: Cleantech, renewable energy, building & construction Bornholm’s Maritime Cluster (Bornholm’s Maritime Development Center) Business Cluster Development Bornholm 2012-14 Innovation and internationalization
  8. 8. #3 – Internationalisering Mere samarbejde med andre erhvervsklynger (cluster-to-cluster cooperation) som brobygger til nye markeder: SWEDEN NORWAY DENMARK FINLAND RUSSIA GERMANY ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA BELARUS POLAND BORNHOLM KALINIINGRAD
  9. 9. A Cluster Excellence and Business Hub
  10. 10. Baltic Sea Cluster Development Centre Bornholm is inviting partners from around the Baltic Sea to collaborate on the establishment of the Baltic Sea Cluster Development Centre (Hub/Network): • To co-develop the activities • To jointly delivering services to clusters in the Baltic Sea Region.
  11. 11. Objectives • A network/knowledge HUB on cluster development in the Baltic Sea Region. • A business-to-business cooperation between clusters in the region. • Supporting the internationalization of start-up companies and SMEs in clusters.
  12. 12. Focus areas, to be further developed with regional partners? Baltic Sea Cluster Development Centre Tourism & Experien ce Clusters ICT Clusters Clean- /GreenTe ch Clusters Food/agr icul-tural Clusters Maritime Clusters
  13. 13. Activities, to be further developed with regional partners? • Building cluster management capacity/excellence, activities could include: – seminar and training activities – study visits – cluster management mentorships – cluster managers exchange programmes – joint marketing and product development efforts • B2B co-operation, activities could include: – (exchange of) market and industry information – communication of success stories (story-telling) – partner screening – business and skills matchmaking – business delegation visits

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