Taftie Expert Session on Cluster Policy and Management, March 2015

03.03 2015

Expert Session I "State-of-the-art of Cluster Policy and Cluster Management".

3rd March 2015, Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin



Business clusters have proven to be one of the major structural elements of economic growth and stability. They stimulate innovation and help to reduce costs both at company level and of the innovation systems as a whole. During the session experts provided information on the typology of cluster policy concepts, presented examples of good practice and addressed the impact on technology development and economy as well as discussed these issues with the audience.






Peter Dortans, Wolfgang Gessner VDI/VDE IT



Academic insights into cluster development – the Nordic perspective


Jukka Teräs
Nordic Centre for Spatial Development



The practitioners perspective: Future paths of

cluster policies and cluster programmes

Thomas Lämmer-Gamp
European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis



Cluster Agency of Baden-Württemberg: technical assistance for cluster development

Dr. Gerd Meier zu Köcker
Cluster Agency of the State Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs



What kind of support do clusters need?
The practitioners perspective from the UK

Paul Butler
NEPIC - North-East Process Industry Cluster


Coffee break




Practical exercise - peer review of cluster policies and programmes