The European Cluster Observatory - an introduction


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  • Club initiated in Cluster Management Excellenceproject – social network + excellence management, hosted by ECO
  • The European Cluster Observatory - an introduction

    1. 1. The European Cluster Observatory: Exploiting Transnational Cluster Synergies<br />Sophia Antipolis, 6 November 2009Göran LindqvistCSC, Stockholm School of Economics<br />
    2. 2. a European hub for clusters and cluster organisations<br />providing analysis and facilitating collaboration <br />Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />2<br />
    3. 3. IVORY TOWER<br />The ECO Consortium<br />3<br />Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />
    4. 4.<br />Cluster Mapping<br />OnlineCollaboration Platform<br />Regional Framework Conditions<br />Cluster Library<br />4<br />Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />
    5. 5. Cluster mapping<br />Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />5<br />“ the official European cluster mapping tool ”<br />New: <br />Performance indicators(wages, etc)<br />Data update<br />in 2010 and 2012<br />Improved user interface<br />
    6. 6. A flexible online cluster mapping tool<br />User-defined regions<br />combinations of NUTS-2 regions<br />Specialregions<br />“Baltic”, “Mediterranean”, “Danube”<br />Defaultregions<br />mostly NUTS-2<br />User-defined<br />sectors<br />Combinations ofNACE-4 industries<br />Specialsectors<br />“Creative industries”, “KIBS”, “eco”, etc.<br />Defaultsectorsabout 40 categories = allconcentrated industries<br />6<br />Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />
    7. 7. Regional framework conditions <br />Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />7<br />“ leading interactive benchmarking tool of the sustainable competi-tiveness of regions in Europe ”<br />Secondary data:<br />skills, innovation, etc.<br />Regional framework online mapping tool<br />Primary data:<br />regional survey<br />Regional benchmarking report<br />
    8. 8. Cluster library<br />Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />8<br />“ the virtual library for cluster-related materials ”<br />Policy reports<br />a virtual<br />EuropeanClusterLibrary<br />Sectoral reports<br />Regional reports<br />Cluster cases<br />
    9. 9. Online collaboration platform<br />Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />9<br />“ the official European platform for cluster collaboration ”<br />Cluster organisation profiles<br />European Cluster Managers’ Club<br />“Market place”(projects, training…)<br />Clustermemberprofiles<br />Clusterorganisationbenchmarking<br />Sectoralinformation(events, news…)<br />
    10. 10. User survey – thank you for your help!<br />Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />11<br />2010<br />2011<br />2012<br /><ul><li>Face lift
    12. 12. Library extension
    13. 13. New cluster mapping tool
    14. 14. New web design released
    15. 15. Collaboration platform (first)
    16. 16. Regional business environment data (first)
    17. 17. New library
    18. 18. 2010 mapping data
    19. 19. 2012 mapping data</li></li></ul><li>Contact<br />Göran Lindqvist, PhD<br />Center for Strategy and Competitiveness<br />Stocholm School of Economics<br /><br /><br />+46 8 7369524<br />12<br />Lindqvist,Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />
    20. 20. Heiml, Sophia-Antipolis, 6 Nov 2009<br />one single information point (one-stop-shop)<br />sectoral information (trends, thematic fora, event calender)<br />international visibility for cluster organisations and members (find and be found)<br />user- driven development and operation of the collaboration platform<br />active international promotion of the interests of the cluster companies<br />personalised services close to your needs (RSS feed, blogs) <br />“speed-dating” between users based on competence profiles<br />a marketplace for users (EU projects pool, benchmarking, trainings, best practices,)<br />generating <br />new cooperations between CO/CM from the same or different sectors of activity <br />