Nordland County first in Europe to develop a Regional Cluster Excellence Scorecard (RCES)
All seven cluster initiatives in Nordland just completed a coordinated collection of Cluster Management Excellence data. This was a joint pilot effort initiated by County Authority of Nordland, Innovation Norway, The Research Council of Norway, The European Secretariat of Cluster Analysis (ESCA) and Innovation Performance AS. The pilot demonstrated how the new ESCA tool can help an European region can make better use of their regional cluster portfolio in the implementation of RIS3 based regional development plan.
In a workshop in Bodø 13/10/16 the regional policymakers and all the cluster management teams met to analyse the Cluster Management strengths and weaknesses presented in the Nordland RCES. Based on a shared view of the current Cluster Management Quality status the participants discussed how to work together to improve the cluster initiatives faster and how to develop new regional growth opportunities around and across all the cluster initiatives in Nordland.
Innovation Performance would like to thank all participants for a insightful and well executed seminar and looking forward to continuous development in the Nordland region and other regions interested in learning from this pilot.