SmartSpecialisationintheRegionofSouthernDenmark
JensOddershede
ConferenceOpening
4September2013
Jens Oddershede
Member of the presidency of the Growth Forum of Southern Denmark,
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sou...
REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK
Population and area
1,2 mill - 12,206 km2
Est. January 1th 2007
22 municipalities
The three lar...
THE GROWTH FORUM OF SOUTHERN DENMARK
REGIONALGROWTH FORUM
The three main tasks of the Growth Forum are:
• To prepare an ec...
SMART SPECIALISATION – STRENGTHSAND
POTENTIALS
Health and social innovation
 Commercial strength in the fields of ICT, au...
A FOCUSED STRATEGY
SMART SPECIALISATION STRATEGY
Strategic goals for 2020:
 A level of productivity10%
above the OECD ave...
SMART SPECIALISATION
 We have strong cluster organisations within each of the three selected business areas.
 In our reg...
SMART SPECIALISATION
GROWTH MODEL
Systematic analysis,
development and optimisation
of the clusters’ ecosystems for
growth...
REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK GROWTH FORUM
Next step
• Increased internationalisation
of the clusters
• Excellent cluster org...
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By Jens Oddershede, Growth Forum of Southern Denmark and University of Southern Denmark, presented at the 16th TCI Global Conference, Kolding 2013.

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TCI2013 Smart specialisation in the Region of Southern Denmark

  1. 1. SmartSpecialisationintheRegionofSouthernDenmark JensOddershede ConferenceOpening 4September2013
  2. 2. Jens Oddershede Member of the presidency of the Growth Forum of Southern Denmark, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southern Denmark REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK GROWTH FORUM2 Smart specialisation in the Region of Southern Denmark
  3. 3. REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK Population and area 1,2 mill - 12,206 km2 Est. January 1th 2007 22 municipalities The three largest municipalities Odense – 190,245 residents Esbjerg – 115,184 residents Vejle – 107,218 residents The three smallest municipalities Langeland – 13,322 residents Ærø – 6,663 residents Fanø – 3,213 residents REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK GROWTH FORUM
  4. 4. THE GROWTH FORUM OF SOUTHERN DENMARK REGIONALGROWTH FORUM The three main tasks of the Growth Forum are: • To prepare an economic development strategy and action plan • To monitor regional and local growth conditions • To co-finance regional economic development activities. The Region is responsible for: Partnership Agreement with national government • Strategic co-ordination is carried out through what are known as Partnership Agreements between national government and each of the six Regional Growth Fora. Financing • Regional development contributions from municipalities (total of annual € 13,5 mill.) • Subsidies from EU Structural Funds (total of annual € 13,5 mill.) and joint financing for projects from ministries, local authorities and private contributions. REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK GROWTH FORUM
  5. 5. SMART SPECIALISATION – STRENGTHSAND POTENTIALS Health and social innovation  Commercial strength in the fields of ICT, automation, intelligent aids and telemedicine, strong knowledge institutions and a strong public sector with advanced test facilities.  Increasing national and international demand for innovative welfare solutions. Sustainable energy  Commercial strength in the fields of offshore (supply, service, maintenance and test facilities) and energy efficiency (power electronics, intelligent and efficient energy systems).  The increasing demand for energy resources is creating an expanding global market. Enhanced Lifestyle Economy  Numerous large production companies that utilise design, strong research and education institutions, and a budding environment of creative enterprises.  Design as a driver of innovation. Denmark leads the field as regards design and creative skills – international demand.  Tourism – internationally know destinations ex. LEGOLAND - Attracting increasing number of tourists REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK GROWTH FORUM
  6. 6. A FOCUSED STRATEGY SMART SPECIALISATION STRATEGY Strategic goals for 2020:  A level of productivity10% above the OECD average, and  An occupational frequency on a par with the OECD Top 5 REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK GROWTH FORUM
  7. 7. SMART SPECIALISATION  We have strong cluster organisations within each of the three selected business areas.  In our region, the cluster organisations are seen as a focal point for economic development.  The cluster organisations are very important for both firmly established companies and entrepreneurs. CLUSTERS The Welfare Technology Cluster Welfare Tech The Energy Efficiency Cluster Lean Energy Cluster The Offshore Cluster Offshoreenergy.dk The Design Cluster Design2Innovate Health and Social Innovation Sustainable Energy Enhanced Lifestyle Economy REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK GROWTH FORUM
  8. 8. SMART SPECIALISATION GROWTH MODEL Systematic analysis, development and optimisation of the clusters’ ecosystems for growth REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK GROWTH FORUM
  9. 9. REGION OF SOUTHERN DENMARK GROWTH FORUM Next step • Increased internationalisation of the clusters • Excellent cluster organisations • Reinforced analysis basis – ecosystem analyses

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