Election of the Cluster Manager of the Year 2010 • Presentation of pre-selection process by the Jury • Presentation of the 4 nominees and questions Christoph Beer, President of the jury 16:45-18:00
President of the Jury: Christoph Beer, ICT Cluster Bern (Swiss), Cluster Manager of the year 2008 Jury Members HaraldBleier, Lower Austria Plastics Cluster Klaus Hassis, Bwcon Cluster Initiative (Germany) Nick Storer, Envirolink Cluster (UK) Lars Horsholt Jensen, Brains Business ICT Cluster (Denmark) Gabor Lemak, Mobility and Multimedia Cluster (Hungary) Andrea Balestri, Carrara marble cluster (Italy) Irina Blomqvist, Digibusiness (Finland)
1 Dr. Stan Higgins Cluster’s name: NEPIC (Northeast of England Process Industry Cluster) Age of the Cluster: 7 Years Region: Northeast England Time holding your position: 7 Years Growing a cluster of 560 companies and leading the rejuvenation and growth of the Process Sector. Instrumental in the generation of an additional 700 million Euros per annum of gross added value (GVA).
2 Johan P Bång Cluster’s name: Future Position X (FPX) Age of the Cluster: 2004 Region: North mid Sweden (Gävleborg) Time holding your position: 2007 To be a cluster manager is a complex mission, it’s like being on stage, performing a live concert, singing the inspiring stories, and also being a politician, selling the vision about a better future together and at the same time keeping track of engagement, resources and indicators. To be able to do this and focus on the cluster vision and put our energy on driving innovation and internationalization we developed excellent tools like a great business plan, a visual dashboard to explain indicators and performance and a web based project portfolio management system.
3 Micael Gustafsson Cluster’s name: Øresund IT Age of the Cluster: 11 Years Region: Øresund (Sweden/Denmark) Time holding your position: 2 Years Boosting industry by using the cluster organization as a catalyst for new R&D heavy business. Going from regional cross boarder networking, to pan European collaboration.
Your photo 4 Walter Birkhan Cluster’s name: Aviation Cluster Hamburg Metropolitan Region Age of the Cluster: 2001 Region: Hamburg Metropolitan Region Time holding your position: 2002 Building a network among the stakeholders to develop specific programmes for qualification education and further training Leading a cluster to winning the leading edge cluster competition of the federal ministry of education and research
Johan P Bång Dr. Stan Higgins 2 1 4 3 Micael Gustafsson Walter Birkhan