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EU Cluster Mapping Project

abstract The objective of the European Cluster Observatory is to inform policymakers, cluster practitioners and researchers, throughout the world, about European clusters and cluster policies. The Observatory offers rich data on geographical patterns of specialisation across cluster categories, national and regional portfolios of clusters, cluster organisations, and national and regional policies and programmes related to innovation and clusters. In addition, a cluster library offers case materials and various articles on clusters, competitiveness and cluster policy.

The European Cluster Observatory provides data in four sections:

• Cluster mapping: regional clusters based on 38 cluster categories (agglomeration of employment in co-located industries) in 259 regions (predominantly NUTS 2 regions)
• Cluster organisations1: lists of regional/local private-public partnerships focused on cluster improvements (if you represent one of these organisations, please consider joining the Observatory to be integrated into the database)
• Cluster policies: reports on national and regional cluster policies and programmes
• Cluster library: including cluster cases and other cluster-related documents

The Observatory covers EU-27 countries, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Israel.
   
keywords Cluster, Netzwerke, regional clusters, Observatory, EU, European Union
   
homepage http://www.clusterobservatory.eu
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type applied research project
status completed
start of project 2006
end of project 2008
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