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1 FOSTERING INTERNATIONAL CLUSTER COOPERATION – THE HANDBOOK 19th November 2010 Bill Greenhalgh Cluster Strategy Manager

2 A key deliverable from TACTICS WP4 & TF1 AA1 Will follow the steps in the “Internationalisation Journey” Will address the Why? for Internationalisation Will address the How? for Internationalisation Will link to the other Handbooks for the five other themes in TACTICS INTERNATIONALISATION HANDBOOK

3 Cluster managers – who will use the Handbook for the benefit of: The cluster organisation Cluster members, especially SMEs Policy makers and funders of cluster initiatives What do the Customers & the EC need? How should the Handbook be delivered? HANDBOOK “CUSTOMERS”

4 HANDBOOK – Option 1 – Simple Guide Need to address Trademark issues

5 HANDBOOK – Option 2 – Workshop Manual

6 HANDBOOK – Option 3 – The Pirate Code

7 INTERNATIONAL CLUSTER COOPERATION: The JOURNEY Why Internationalise? Assess Readiness Identify Opportunities Create Strategy & Action Plan Implement Training Identify Partners Develop Trust & Projects Implement Projects Measure Success Sustain the networks Inward looking “Local” Cluster Outward facing “Global” cluster Get Ready Take Action Use Networks Utilise Funding

8 INTERNATIONAL CLUSTER COOPERATION: ACTION AREAS Better Support for the Internationalisation of Cluster Initiatives (lead - NWDA) Turbo-Charged Intercluster Initiatives (lead - Veneto) Funding transnational / international activities through innovative financing mechanisms (lead - Oseo) International Access to Platforms - Pilot Plants, Centres of Excellence etc (lead - VINNOVA) Also - Better Skills for Internationalisation (lead - TMG & Cluster Excellence)

9 HANDBOOK – Delivery Options? Hardcopy PowerPoint presentations Online training Mobile Phone Apps eBook – Travel Guide / Encyclopaedia Others?

10 Activity Plans for each Action Area Need involvement of ECA members How can you: Provide examples of current activity? Participate in pilot activities to develop the Handbook? Contact the Action Area leads NOW INTERNATIONAL CLUSTER COOPERATION: NEXT STEPS

11 Bill Greenhalgh Cluster Strategy Manager Tel: +44 (0) Northwest Regional Development Agency Renaissance House, Centre Park, Warrington, WA1 1QN, UK Web site: FOSTERING INTERNATIONAL CLUSTER COOPERATION – THE HANDBOOK 19th November 2010


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