Barsoumian, S; Severin, A.; van der Spek, T., 2011, Eco-innovation and national cluster policies in Europe - A qualitative review – Priority Sector Report
The study “Eco-innovation and national cluster policies” aims to analyse the current links between cluster policy and eco-innovation in all 27 EU Members States. It examines if national cluster policies in EU Member States are being used specifically to support eco-innovation and in what way.
Barsoumian, S.; Riggio, R.; Severin, A.; van der Spek, T., 2011, Eco-innovation in cluster organisations in the chemical and textile- clothing- leather sectors - Priority Sector Report
The qualitative study “Eco-innovation in cluster organisations in the chemical and textiles-clothing-leather sectors” aims to understand if and how cluster organisations are using eco-innovation to foster competitiveness and growth.
Meier zu Köcker, G.; Müller, L.; Zombori, Z., 2011, European Clusters Go International: Networks and clusters as instruments for the initiation of international business cooperation
The present study investigated on the following questions:
- In what form have recent internationalisation efforts of network and cluster organisations affected the business development of affiliated companies, and
- do networks and clusters pursuing an internationalisation strategy clearly have more success in the perception of the international community and, if so, does this have a positive effect on the business development of their members and of companies in particular?
Sölvell, Örjan; Lindqvist, Göran, 2011, Organising Clusters for Innovation: Lessons from City Regions in Europe – CLUSNET Final Report
The lessons learned and policy recommendations born out of the CLUSNET Platform for policy exchange, are to be found in this report. Together with the successful inter-cluster contacts generated by the CLUSNET project, these policy recommendations constitute the core result of three years of activities.
Probst, L.; Monfardini, E.; Unlu-Bohn, N., 2011, Regional Biotechnology:Establishing a methodology and performance indicators for assessing bioclusters and bioregions relevant to the Knowledge-based Bio-economy(KBBE) in Europe
The objective of this study launched by the EU Commission DG-Research and Innovation in 2009 was to develop a methodology for the economic performance assessment of the bioclusters in order to stimulate the development of Knowledge-based Bio-economy (KBBE) in Europe.
Dervojeda K.; Jansen W.; Schaffmeister B., 2011, Uncovering excellence in cluster management
In the report, the key pillars of excellence in cluster management such as:
- regular review of both cluster objectives and the objectives of the cluster organisation,
- ‘trying out’ various types of actions and learning from the results of those actions,
- constant monitoring and regular evaluation,
- adaptive performance measurement systems, and
- active engagement of cluster stakeholders at all stages of the management cycle
This report adopts the concept of creative clusters as a starting point to examine the role that creative industries play in local and regional innovation systems. Its publication accompanies an online platform that has been developed for users to examine creative industry concentrations at a fine level of detail in their localities.
Power, D., Nielsén, T., (2010): Priority Sector Report: Creative and Cultural Industries - Main Report
This report presents regionalised data and trends for these 6.5 million employees in 30 European
European Cluster Organisation Directory
The directory identifies and lists 1307 cluster organisations across 220 regions.
Christian Ketels, Göran Lindqvist, Örjan Sölvell (2008): Clusters and Cluster Initiatives
The Report shows results from the evaluation of the effectiveness of cluster policies, programs and initiatives.
Synthesis Report Cluster Mapping (2008)
The purpose of the report is to give various stakeholders an overview of cluster policies and cluster organisations in Europe, both at a national and a regional level.
The European Cluster Memorandum
Promoting European Innovation through clusters. An Agenda for Policy Action
Case studies of clustering efforts in Europe:
Analysis of their potential for promoting innovation and competitiveness (2008)
The objectives of the case studies are to complement the statistical analysis of cluster categories developed within the project and published in the Cluster Observatory (www.clusterobservatory.eu) and to analyse if the clustering efforts are contributing to address the European innovation and competitiveness gap.
Sydow J., Lerch F., Huxham Ch., Hibbert, P. (2007) Developing Photonics Clusters, Commonalities, Contrasts and Contradictions,
The aim of the report is to provide insight in more depth about developmental aspects of clusters in the photonics industry and to contribute to the exploration of innovative high technology clusters in different countries.
Ketels Ch., Sölvell Ö. (2006) Innovation clusters in the 10 new member states of the European Union, Brussels.
This report presents a stematic mapping and analysis of regional clusters across the EU-10. It uses a classification system that allocates employment to four broad sectors of the economy, and, within one of them, the cluster sector, to 38 cluster categories.
Regional Clusters in Europe, Observatory of European SMEs 2002, No. 3
The report of the Observatory provides an overview of the current situation in the SME sector in Europe through statistics on the number of enterprises, on total employment and on production by size of enterprise. In addition, the Observatory reports cover a range of thematic issues.
IRE subgroup ‘Regional clustering and networking as innovation drivers’ (2003) Design of cluster initiatives - An overview of policies and praxis in Europe
The report summaries the main messages and conclusions of a number of recent studies and reports on clusters, cluster initiatives and the development of clusters.
European Trend Chart on Innovation (2003) Thematic Report Cluster Policies.
The report sets out to identify general trends within the activities of the EU Member States and accession countries in the field of cluster policy as part of the Trend Chart. It builds on other reports that examined what type of cluster policies are used, what role they play in innovation policy and how they are designed.
Schwanitz S., Müller R., Will M. (2003) Competitiveness
This study evaluates the instruments used to analyze the competitiveness
This report summarizes the results of Europe INNOVA project NetBioClue having identified and validated good practices in biotech clusters' support and provided key messages to stakeholders and policy makers to help biotech clusters development through a bottom-up approach.