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This initiative is financed under the 
Competitiveness and Innovation Framework 
Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage t...
Cluster Excellence Concrete Action 
Next Generation Business Support 
This initiative is financed under the 
Competitivene...
Cluster 2020 - Personalised Approach 
This initiative is financed under the 
Competitiveness and Innovation Framework 
Pro...
Data Labs – concrete action 
This initiative is financed under the 
Competitiveness and Innovation Framework 
Programme (C...
Connecting CCIs to High Growth Sectors low carbon, healthcare, tourism 
Challenge example: amphitheatre – increase audienc...
davidfurmage@mac.com www.cluster2020live.eu www.eciaplatform.eu 
This initiative is financed under the 
Competitiveness an...
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David Furmage: Cluster 2020 - Next generation business support

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Presentation by David Furmage during the Parallel Session on Cluster Excellence & Internationalisation @ ECIA Closing Conference on November 27 2014 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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David Furmage: Cluster 2020 - Next generation business support

  1. 1. This initiative is financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. Acronym, name and logo of the action
  2. 2. Cluster Excellence Concrete Action Next Generation Business Support This initiative is financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. Acronym, name and logo of the action Cluster 2020 Amsterdam 27 Nov 2014 * Cluster 2020 David Furmage Cluster 2020 Project Lead Serious Games Institute, Coventry University Enterprises West Midlands, UK DFurmage@cad.coventry.ac.uk www.cluster2020live.eu
  3. 3. Cluster 2020 - Personalised Approach This initiative is financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. feel & think like them Acronym, name and logo of the action Cluster 2020 look through the Lens of individual businesses informs better policies, programmes & clustering www.cluster2020live.eu
  4. 4. Data Labs – concrete action This initiative is financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. Acronym, name and logo of the action Cluster 2020 the right data for each business, own, open, commercial to bring competitive advantage date experts … identify new markets, map customers, leverage funds, make compelling personalised web content, train staff in using data, run sentiment analysis on competitor’s networks www.cluster2020live.eu
  5. 5. Connecting CCIs to High Growth Sectors low carbon, healthcare, tourism Challenge example: amphitheatre – increase audiences, new revenue models Visualisation Tools to engage Manage IP open discussion to closed consortia This initiative is financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. Acronym, name and logo of the action Cluster 2020 Innovation Labs – Cross-Innovation Library of Birmingham, Amphitheatre
  6. 6. davidfurmage@mac.com www.cluster2020live.eu www.eciaplatform.eu This initiative is financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. Acronym, name and logo of the action Cluster 2020 What Works? Challenges? Future? what works? • Be practical. So SMEs understand how data & innovation relates to them exactly • Pro-active Brokerage. Innovation needs nudging and nurturing its not magic! • Funding. Helps de-risk engagement Voucher Schemes ‘Will find Money’ L of Bham Challenges? • Communicate clearly. SMEs wont turn up if they think its not relevant to them • Management Consultancy. A lot of expert time went in exploring data options Future? • Both programmes can be integrated into main-stream ERDF/other support programmes 50% funding Innovation Voucher Schemes thank you for listening! www.eciaplatform.eu/thematic-reports

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