By OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This booklet explores the good fortune of significant innovation and entrepreneurship clusters in OECD nations, the demanding situations they now face in maintaining their positions and the teachings for different locations trying to construct profitable clusters. What are the foremost elements for cluster good fortune? What difficulties are rising at the horizon? that is the perfect position of the general public area in helping the growth of clusters and overcoming the hindrances? The ebook addresses those and different matters, analysing seven across the world reputed clusters intensive: Grenoble in France, Vienna in Austria, Waterloo in Canada, Dunedin in New Zealand, Medicon Valley in Scandinavia, Oxfordshire within the uk, and Madison, Wisconsin, within the usa. for every cluster, it appears on the elements that experience contributed to its progress, the impression of the cluster on neighborhood entrepreneurship functionality, and the demanding situations confronted for extra growth. It additionally places ahead a collection of coverage ideas geared to the wider context of cluster improvement. This booklet is key interpreting for coverage makers, practitioners and lecturers wishing to acquire strong practices in cluster improvement and assistance on how to augment the industrial impression of clusters.

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Leti: Leti is a laboratory of the CEA and is one of Europe’s largest centres of applied research in electronics employing around 1 000 people. Leti works very closely with firms and research and education actors in the cluster, and is a major player in the cluster’s flagship projects such as Alliance Crolles 2 and Minatec. ● CNRS Alps delegation: The CNRS Alps delegation is an operation of the national centre for scientific research comprising over 1 600 officials in 9 research institutes. Since 2001 its laboratories in Grenoble have registered 90 patents, signed 46 licences and produced some 25 start-up companies.

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