Lead country: The Netherlands
Contact person: Pim den Hertog, Dialogic, NL
To explore to what extent and in which respects clusters differ in their innovation performance and mechanisms of knowledge sharing and transfer, with a view to deriving implications for cluster-based innovation policy. This focus group will concentrate on:
Improving and applying the common methodology for input-output analysis (macro-clustering).
Comparing selected individual clusters internationally.
Developing and applying a typology of clusters based on their innovation patterns.
Thor Egil Braadland and Johan Hauknes, Innovation in the Norwegian Food Cluster
Jan Larosse (IWT), Patrick Slaets (Fabrimetal) and Jan Wauters (IMEC), The ICT Cluster in Flanders
René Wintjes, Flanders Language Valley
Erik Brouwer and Pim den Hertog, Key Data on the Dutch Information and Communication Cluster
David Charles and Paul Benneworth, Clustering and Economic Complexity: Regional Clusters of the ICT Sector in the United Kingdom
Michael S. Dahl, Synopsis for the Danish Cluster Studies
Marc Tiri, Rachel Moreau, Ludo Peeters and Adrian Berwert, Identification of Clusters in Switzerland
Roy Green, Irish ICT Cluster
Patick Vock, A First Sketch of the Swiss Construction Cluster
Cristina Chaminade, Innovation in the Spanish Information and Communication (ICT) Cluster
Pamela Symes, Clusters and Social Inclusion
Alex Hoen, Three Variations on Identifying Clusters
Tuomo Pentikäinen and Sakari Luukkainen, Trade-flow-based Industrial Clusters in the Finnish Economy : Growth through National Synergies
Pim den Hertog, Erik Brouwer and Sven Maltha, Innovation in an Adolescent Cluster : The Case of the Dutch Multimedia Cluster
Erik W. Jacobsen, Value Creation in Clustered Industries
Alison Munro, Experiences of the Food and Drink Cluster
IMEC Flanders: The Largest Independent Microelectronics Research Centre of Europe
ICT Clusters in Flanders
Contributions by participants:
Progress Report by Pim den Hertog
Gunilla Almqvist, Lennart Norgren and Anne-Christine Strandell (study carried out at NUTEK), Clusters and Cluster Policy in Sweden
Hessel Verbeek (doctoral thesis), Innovative Clusters: Identification of Value-adding Production Chains and their Networks of Innovation . An International Study.
Publication: Boosting Innovation: The Cluster Approach
Reports and documents