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1 Clusters and support mechanisms - a Norwegian example Karin Gjerløw Høidahl Innovation through collaboration

2 NORWAY Population: (1 January 2012 ) Area : km 2 Coastline ( mainland): km Inhabitants per km 2 land area: 16 ( 2011)

3 5 Photo: Siv Nærø/ Innovation Norway

4 Innovation Norway Oslo Main Office Regional offices We give local ideas global opportunities Offices in every county Offices in more than 30 countries

5 5 Our services Promotional services Competence services Advisory services Networking services Financing services

6 6 Basic Services Advisory International GrowthInternational Growth Advisory Strategic positioningStrategic positioning Advisory Design servicesDesign services Advisory International Trade RegulationsInternational Trade Regulations Advisory IPR advisory serviceIPR advisory service Advisory EU advisory serviceEU advisory service Advisory Mentoring service for EntrepreneursMentoring service for Entrepreneurs Networking Business NetworksBusiness Networks Networking Arena ProgrammeArena Programme Networking Norwegian Centres of Expertise Norwegian Centres of Expertise Competence Global Entrepreneurship Training (GET) Global Entrepreneurship Training (GET) Competence FRAMFRAM Competence Female MentorFemale Mentor Promotional International Trade FairsInternational Trade Fairs Promotional Tourism Marketing ProgrammeTourism Marketing Programme Promotional Business delegationsBusiness delegations Financing Grants to start-upsGrants to start-ups Financing R&D contractsR&D contracts Financing Guarantee for working capitalGuarantee for working capital Financing Low risk loansLow risk loans Financing Environmental technology schemeEnvironmental technology scheme Financing Innovation loansInnovation loans Financing SkattefunnSkattefunn Financing Grants Grants

7 Mature, world class clusters 10 years 12 clusters NOK 70 milll. (2013) Mature, world class clusters 10 years 12 clusters NOK 70 milll. (2013) Early phase clusters 3-5 years clusters NOK 60 mill. (2013) Early phase clusters 3-5 years clusters NOK 60 mill. (2013) Increased competitiveness in regional clusters through long-term internal and external collaboration Increased competitiveness in regional clusters through long-term internal and external collaboration

8 The cluster Cluster resources Collaboration and cluster identity Position and potential The cluster development project Ownership and leadership The strategic idea and expected impacts Plan for implementation Additionality The cluster Cluster resources Collaboration and cluster identity Position and potential The cluster development project Ownership and leadership The strategic idea and expected impacts Plan for implementation Additionality Selection procedures 8 Call for proposals Information meeting Project proposal Approval Project implementation Project implementation Criteria Expert panel Project development Contracts Program Board

9 NCE Smart Energy Systems NCE Micro- and Nanotechnology NCE Systems Engineering Kongsberg NCE Oslo Cancer Cluster NCE Raufoss NCE NODE NCE Culinology NCE Subsea NCE Tourism Fjord Norway NCE Maritime NCE Instrumentation NCE Aquaculture NCE-supported clusters 2014

10 Arena Leisure Boats Arena Magica MediArena Wind Cluster Norway Arena NOW Arena Eyde Oslo Medtech Arena-supported clusters 2014 Valdres Health cluster Arena Fruit Cluster Arena Usus Arctic Winter Adventures Arena Ocean of opportunities Maritime CleanTech West Clean Water Norway Arena BioTech North Mineral cluster North Arena Smart Grid Sevices Arena Nxt Media Smart Water communities Arena Digin iKuben Arena Heidner Electric Mobility Norway Arctic Maritime Cluster Furniture Cluster Ocean ingredients Subsea Valley Design Arena

11 Funders and owners Ministry of Trade and Industry Ministry of Local Government And Regional Development

12 SIVA Regional representatives Supporting the clusters Program manager Contracts, strategies Program manager Contracts, strategies Customer responsible Regular dialogue Customer responsible Regular dialogue Sector responsible: Sector strategic issues Sector responsible: Sector strategic issues RCN Regional representatives Learning and development Offices abroad internationalization Offices abroad internationalization

13 Cluster development –Norwegian experiences Cluster initiatives are important in regional and national innovation strategies Strong demand for cluster support instruments: Funding and additional services The support instruments should be coordinated A growing awareness in the business community to form partnership – And a growing willingness to invest in cluster development Evaluations of cluster programmes and projects are positive – but there is always room for improvement! No one size fits all!

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