6 Basic Services Advisory International Growth Advisory Strategic positioningAdvisory Design servicesAdvisory International Trade RegulationsAdvisory IPR advisory serviceAdvisory EU advisory serviceAdvisory Mentoring service for EntrepreneursNetworking Business NetworksNetworking Arena ProgrammeNetworking Norwegian Centres of ExpertiseCompetence Global Entrepreneurship Training (GET)Competence FRAMCompetence Female MentorPromotional International Trade FairsPromotional Tourism Marketing ProgrammePromotional Business delegationsFinancing Grants to start-upsFinancing R&D contractsFinancing Guarantee for working capitalFinancing Low risk loansFinancing Environmental technology schemeFinancing Innovation loansFinancing SkattefunnFinancing Grants
7 Increased competitiveness in regional clusters through long-term internal and external collaborationEarly phase clusters3-5 years23-25 clustersNOK 60 mill. (2013)Mature, world class clusters10 years12 clustersNOK 70 milll. (2013)
8 The cluster development project Selection proceduresCall for proposalsInformation meetingProject developmentProject proposalContractsProjectimplementationApprovalThe clusterCluster resourcesCollaboration and cluster identityPosition and potentialThe cluster development projectOwnership and leadershipThe strategic idea and expected impactsPlan for implementationAdditionalityCriteriaProgramBoardExpertpanel
9 NCE Smart Energy Systems NCE-supported clusters 2014NCE AquacultureNCE InstrumentationNCE MaritimeNCE Tourism Fjord NorwayNCE RaufossNCE SubseaNCE Oslo Cancer ClusterNCE CulinologyNCE Systems Engineering KongsbergNCE NODENCE Micro- and NanotechnologyNCE Smart Energy Systems
10 Arena-supported clusters 2014 Arctic Winter AdventuresArena BioTech NorthArctic Maritime ClusterMineral cluster NorthArena Smart Grid SevicesOcean ingredientsSmart Water communitiesFurniture ClusterArena Nxt MediaiKubenWind Cluster NorwayArena Fruit ClusterValdres Health clusterArena NOWArena HeidnerMediArenaOslo MedtechDesign ArenaSubsea ValleyMaritime CleanTech WestArena MagicaArena Ocean of opportunitiesElectric Mobility NorwayArena EydeClean Water NorwayArena UsusArena Leisure BoatsArena Digin
11 Funders and owners Ministry of Ministry of Trade and Local Government IndustryMinistry ofLocal GovernmentAnd Regional Development
12 Supporting the clusters Program managerContracts, strategiesCustomer responsibleRegular dialogueSector responsible:Sector strategic issuesLearning and developmentOffices abroadinternationalizationRCN Regional representativesSIVA Regional representatives
13 Cluster development –Norwegian experiences Cluster initiatives are important in regional and national innovation strategiesStrong demand for cluster support instruments: Funding and additional servicesThe support instruments should be coordinatedA growing awareness in the business community to form partnership – And a growing willingness to invest in cluster developmentEvaluations of cluster programmes and projects are positive – but there is always room for improvement!No one size fits all!