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1 1 The Emergence of the Wireless Communications Cluster in North Jutland Bent Dalum Department of Business Studies Aalborg University

2 2 ”TECHNOLOGICAL LIFE CYCLES: REGIONAL CLUSTERS FACING DISRUPTION ” Bent Dalum, Christian Ø. R. Pedersen and Gert Villumsen DRUID Working Paper , September 2002

3 3 NorCOM (1) A technology based cluster The ‘inner’ Core: telecommunications firms Knowledge institutions (AAU) Bridging institutions & venture capital (NOVI)

4 4 NorCOM (2) a CLUB Firms and university researchers, Hosted by a science park, NOVI a BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 25 firms & university researchers, Hosted by NOVI Financed by member firms

5 5 NorCOM (3) ‘Core’ technology focus Microwaves - Radiocommunications 1) Mobile and cordless communications (equipment) –GSM, 2+ (GPRS, EDGE) –DECT –WAP, Bluetooth –UMTS 2) Components for mobile terminals 3) Mobile services 4) Maritime communications and navigation –communication (VHF, UHF & satellite) –navigation (satellite) [5) Wired communications]

6 6 Denmark Regional specialisation – The ICT sector 1999

7 7 Cluster evolution

8 8 Technological life cycles The technological life cycles of the mobile communication industry

9 9 Regional Clustering The dynamics of a regional cluster Cluster analysis dimensions Geography Breadth Depth University research and education Ownership structure

10 10 Technological life cycles The NMT (1G) life cycle – an embryo of a cluster formed The GSM (2G) life cycle – the regional cluster consolidated Is UMTS (3G) a major threat? Is ‘4G’ a major opportunity?

11 11 Disruptive Technology S-curves for the established and disruptive technology


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