Clusters cord 342-introduction_benchmarkingstudy


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Results of the benchmarning study - Dr. Szépvölgyi Ákos -Mid-Pannon Regional Development Company. Opening speech to the Clusters Cord benchmarking conference in Milan (25th October 2011)

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Clusters cord 342-introduction_benchmarkingstudy

  1. 1. WP3 Exchange of experiences dedicated to the identification of good practices Joint research and analyzis of regional clusters and related policies (WP3.2.4.) Results of the benchmarning study Dr. Szépvölgyi Ákos Regional expert Responsible PP: Mid-Pannon Regional Development Company (WP3 Leader)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Main issues to be addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Basic goal: Analyzes of the situation of regional clusters and different regional policies; the paper will give a comparison of collected indicators and summary of main findings. </li></ul><ul><li>Output (core one): a study on CE level on current cluster activities, policies and trasferable services with special attention to policy proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Primary data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory on the collected questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Overall analyzes on current results and approaches </li></ul><ul><li>The benchmarking process have focused on three main issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Performance and internal evaluation of clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Performance of cluster policies </li></ul><ul><li>Performance of best practices (especially services) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The sectoral breakdown of clusters (%) Performance of clusters
  4. 4. The breakdown of cluster organizations by size (%) Performance of clusters
  5. 5. The geographical scope of cluster organizations (%) Performance of clusters
  6. 6. Performance of clusters - 30% of organizations do not have employees. Another 43% had fewer than five full or part time employees -The majority of cluster organizations involved in the research, 58% have a common marketing cluster strategy -The percentages concerning the communication plan are slightly lower, half of the organizations created their communication plan Type of organization Ratio (%) Big companies 10 SMEs 68 R&D organizations 4 Educational institutions 4 Municipalities/other public sector institutions 7 Others 6 Foreign companies 1
  7. 7. The parameters of cluster strategy (%) Performance of clusters
  8. 8. Performance of clusters
  9. 9. Performance of clusters
  10. 10. The parameters of the R&D and innovation activities of organizations Performance of clusters No. of common R&D activities (by the cooperation of 2 cluster members at least) on 2010 0 db 1-2 3-5 6-9 10-12 12- Items 23% 26% 28% 15% 0% 8% % No. of innovation relationships (by the cooperation of 2 cluster members at least) on 2010. 0 1-5 6-10 11-20 21-30 31- Items 17% 60% 17% 2% 0 4% % No. of successful technology transfers 0 1-5 6-10 11-20 21-30 31- Items 33% 56% 4% 2% 2% 3% %
  11. 11. Efficient, well-functioning cluster organization Cluster policies
  12. 12. Success factors of best practices Best practices
  13. 13. Policy related issues
  14. 14. <ul><li>Proposals for cluster managers </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the cooperation between management organizations and members </li></ul><ul><li>I mplementing common marketing activities have crucial importance </li></ul><ul><li>More active participation in policy development should support direct implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic development of common production activities is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Development and operation of internal monitoring system might develop the efficiency of common operation </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-sectorial networking can support regional economic integration </li></ul><ul><li>Strict criteria for membership application could improve the quality of collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing technology transfer support can help market implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting foreign appearance can help improving market presence </li></ul><ul><li>I mproving the participation of professional organizations in clusters could give more added value to cooperation </li></ul>