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International Days Training Session

26 & 27 February 2014, Vilnius Nicolai Sederberg Rottbøll


Programme

Business models, Inter-cluster Collaboration and Cluster Labelling Innovage Project 2nd International Training 26th-27th February 2014 Vilnius


Thursday 27th 09.00 - 09.20

Wrap-up from day 1 and introduction to day 2 - Business/ financial models (cases)

09.20 – 10.00

Module 3: Inter-cluster collaboration: - Cross sectoral cluster cooperation - Inter cluster collaboration – how to go international

10.00 – 10.15

Break

10.15 – 11.00

Cases: Inter-cluster collaboration: - Case 1: Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster/ Nicolai Rottbøll - Case 2: Cluster for Plastics and Novel Materials/ Linas Eriksonas - Case 3: Medic@lps/ Valerie Ayache and Severine Lebreton

11.00 – 11.15

Break

11.15 – 12.00

Group exercise

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch break


Thursday 27th

13.45 – 14.30 Module 4: Cluster labelling: - What is cluster labelling - Why cluster labelling - Types of certification - Pros and cons 14.30 – 15.15 Cases: Cluster labelling: - Case 1: Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster/ Peter Bjørn Larsen - Case 2: Cluster for Plastics and Novel Materials/ Linas Eriksonas 15.15 – 15.45

Break

15.45 – 16.45 Group exercise and discussion 16.45– 17.00

Wrap-up and final remarks


Wrap-up from day 1: •

Module 1: Business models for running a cluster: – Business models, triple helix, NABC analysis, cluster organisation, strategic choices, services.

Module 2: Access to finance for clusters and members: – Financial models; private funding, membership fees, services; public funding, EU funds


Module 3: : Inter-cluster collaboration: Cross sectorial cooperation, inter-cluster collaboration, how to go international


1. NATIONAL COLLABORATION 2. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION


NATIONAL COLLABORATION EXAMPLES


EXAMPLE 1: AUSTRIAN FOOD CLUSTER


EXAMPLE 1: AUSTRIAN FOOD CLUSTER


EXAMPLE 3: CLUSTER LAND UPPER AUSTRIA


EXAMPLE 4: LEAN ENERGY AND CCC


Module 3:

Cases on inter-cluster collaboration • Case 1: Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster Presented by Nicolai Rottbøll • Case 2: Cluster for Plastics and Novel Materials Presented by Linas Eriksonas • Case 2: Medic@lps Presented by Valerie Ayache and Severine Lebreton


October 2013

The international cleantech network


Agenda for this14 November meeting 2014

• 01: icn overview • 02: Member criteria • 03: ICN services • 04: success cases until now • 05: icn version 2.0


Icn vision 14 November 2014 • ICN’s vision is to build up strong global references between leading cleantech clusters in order to create superior value for cluster members. • ICN wants to represent the leading clusters from the world’s green growth economies from North America, Asia, Europe and South America. Page 17


Member criteria 14 November 2014

Triple helix organization Track-record of being a leading region for cleantech A strong industrial base of international companies A large member base Broad focus on cleantech sectors (i.e. not only focus on solar) International strategy Willingness to dedicate resources to icn activities


WWW.INTERNATIONALCLEANTECHNETWORK.COM

ICN IS AN EXCLUSIVE NETWORK OF WORLD-LEADING CLEANTECH CLUSTERS


All of the clusters are based on triple helix collaboration E.g. universities, technology parks, research institutes…

E.g. water, waste, smart grid, renewable energy, energy efficiency, biofuel companies…

E.g. municipalities, regional governments, research funds, investment & export agencies…

Example: SINGAPORE SUSTAINABILITY ALLIANCE: Industry: Singapore Business Federation, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore Singapore Water Association etc. Research Institutions: National University of Singapore Governmental institutions: Economic Development Board


the mission of icn

WWW.INTERNATIONALCLEANTECHNETWORK.COM

• Open up new markets to our member companies by providing market insights and unique knowledge • Facilitate partnership building across clusters between companies, knowledge institutions and public authorities • Help our cleantech clusters/alliances achieve their objects of fdi, growth, export and internationalization

Quebec

Colorado

Bilbao

South Korea Yixing Hamburg Grenob -le

Copenhagen

Shared platform for cleantech Lombardy

North Carolin a Oslo Singapore

Austria


Value proposition (what’s in it for 14 November 2014 me?) •

1. Unique entrance points

• All members of ICN are committed to opening the door for and to their stakeholders (one-stop-shop) • Each cluster have access to a large company base, 510 knowledge institutions and a broad range of different public authorities • That means access to over +8000 stakeholders

• 2. Joint projects • • • • •

Partnership building Opportunity spotting and market insights Cross regional transparency Entrepreneurship and incubation Education, research and exchange programs


Companies can use ICN for:

WWW.INTERNATIONALCLEANTECHNETWORK.COM

• Finding partners for R&D projects or commercialization • Gain market insights and get regional cleantech sector overviews • Assistance for internationalization • Get overview of funding sources in each region • Use relations in other ICN cluster to open doors to potential partners


Universities and research WWW.INTERNATIONALCLEANTECHNETWORK.COM institutions can use ICN for: • Promote test- and demonstration facilities • Develop cross-regional study programs for e.g. Masters • Enhance existing or create new relations to partners in ICN regions e.g. by creating cleantech focused exchange agreemetns • Facilitate Ph.D exchanges • Researcher knowledge-sharing within specific cleantech sectors


Public authorities and WWW.INTERNATIONALCLEANTECHNETWORK.COM municipalities can use ICN for: • Sharing of best practices / policies • How to use clusters as a driver for green growth • Study tours


Selected Successes 14 November 2014 • •

FDI case from US to Denmark Smart grid company (Spirae) established European headquarters in Copenhagen based on collaboration with CCC partners and Copenhagen Capacity

ICN cluster team secures EU funding for waste-to-energy project (Coolsweep)

• •

Transatlantic commercial partnership wins contract Two engineering consultancies from Copenhagen and Colorado have partnered and won a contract for a climate adaptation strategy for US City

ICN labeled by the European Commission as “European Strategic Cluster Partnership”


ICN CONFERENCE IN COPENHAGEN – MAY 2014 (TBC) (BJØRNEN HAR OPDATERET UDGAVE)


ICN Video


ICN TEAM – Whats cooking… • ICN Benchmark survey - Benchmark study - PR material • •

Events in: - Germany x2, austria, France, US

ICN managers meeting / conference in copenhagen 2014

CCC members utilizing icn for internationalization

ICN v.2 (structure, funding, size, services)


14 November 2014

WWW.INTERNATIONALCLEANTECHNETWORK.COM

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Module 3: Group exercise Value proposition to international clusters (NABC) What makes your cluster interesting to collaborate with?


Module 4: Cluster labelling • What is cluster labeling? • Why cluster labeling? • Types of certification • Pros and cons


What is cluster labeling? • Independent, voluntary proof of cluster management excellence – 31 quality indicators – Initiated by the European Commission – Managed by the ECEI


Why cluster labeling?

• Accepted and recognized all over Europe • Is an improvement process • Learning from the best


Types of certification • Label BRONZE • Label GOLD


Label Bronze

“Demonstrate Cluster management interest for excellence” – Everybody can reach the Bronze label – Valid for 2 years


How to obtain it? • Benchmarking exercise • • • • •

Uses similar indicators to the Quality Indicators of ECEI Implemented by ESCA Self assessment No need for documentation Cost: 1.800 €


Outcome

1. Individual report • Recommendations for further improvement

2. Bronze label is an award for being benchmarked • It is not a proof of an excellence status.


Label Gold “Certifies that a cluster organization has proven an excellent status of cluster management” – Fulfill pre-defined levels of excellence (80%) – Needs to be renewed after 2 years


How to obtain it?

Report on the assessment Full assessment Online self assessment

Check minimum requirements

Award Label Gold


Check minimum requirements Minimum requirements – Minimum requirements for every quality indicator – E.g. of a minimum requirement


Online self assessment Online self assessment – Deliverd by ESCA – Needs to achieve 80% of the maximum points of the Quality Indicators


Full assessment

• On-site assessment – Carried by two international experts – Last max. 2 days – Provide documentation/justification/proof of all information for the Quality Indicators. – The cluster manager must be present for at least day 1


Report on assessment – Will be send to the cluster organization – And to the "Cluster Excellence Expert Group” (ECEI members) for a final decision.


• Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster Awarded "Cluster Management Excellence Label GOLD“ (92 pct.)


Silver?

Source: ECEI website


Assessment focus

The focus of the assessment is on step 1 and 2


Quality indicators Divided in 5 dimensions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Structure of the cluster Typology, governance, co-operation Financing cluster organisation management Strategy, objectives, services Achievements, recognition

Covered by 31 indicators/questions in total for all dimensions, e.g;


E.g. of Dimension 2:

1. Structure of the cluster 2. Typology, governance, co-operation 3. Financing cluster organisation management 4. Strategy, objectives, services 5. Achievements, recognition


Dimension 2: Typology, governance, co-operation 10 indicators: 2.1: Maturity of the Cluster Management 2.2.1: Human Resources Available for the Cluster Management 2.2.2: Qualification of the Cluster Management Team 2.2.3: Life Long Learning Aspects for the Cluster Management Team 2.2.4: Stability and Continuity of Human Resources of the Cluster Management Team 2.3: Stability of Cluster Participation 2.4: Clarity of Roles – Involvement of Stakeholders in Decision Making Processes 2.5: Direct Personal Contacts between the Cluster Management Team and Cluster Participants 2.6: Degree of Cooperation within the Cluster 2.7: Integration of the Cluster Organisation in the Innovation System


Indicator 2.2: Qualification of the Cluster Management Team 10 questions:


Pros and cons of cluster labelling


Pros • Ensures a continuous development towards excellence • Big advantages when competing for EU funds (not a criteria) • Attract new members and collaboration partners • Visible to policy makers and program agencies


Cons • The process takes time and resources • Renewed every two years • Not a guarantee for better funding • Not a guarantee for excellence (Bronze)


Module 4: Group exercise:


Wrap-up from Day 2: •

Module 3: : Inter-cluster collaboration: – Cross sectorial cooperation, inter-cluster collaboration, how to go international

Module 4: : Cluster labelling: – What is it? Why labelling?, types of certification, pros and cons


Thank you!


• THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION See you soon again

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