TCI Cluster Evaluation Working Group Workshop
Oslo, Norway, 7-8 September 2017



Deadline for EOI Cluster Evaluation Workshop Oslo: 31 July.


The TCI Cluster Evaluation Working Group will meet in Oslo on 7-8 September (starting at 12:00 on Day 1, concluding at 13:00 on Day 2), hosted by Innovation Norway.

On the first day, this workshop will focus on the challenges of programme-level evaluation – using Norway’s ongoing evaluation as a case example. What are key aspects that should be included in such evaluations? What methods and data can be used to illustrate the systemic effects and the wider value of clusters? The group will then discuss and identify gaps in evaluation methodologies and approaches that need to be addressed in this area.

On the second day, the workshop will follow-up on previous working group efforts to develop and test a set of common survey questions for cluster firms (including key indicators, capturing the “human element”, and evidencing critical success factors), and take next steps towards a common tool for capturing the user perspective in cluster efforts.

Places are limited and we are looking for active contributions from participants to share their experience and take forward the outputs. In particular, we are looking for those participants with experience of cluster programme evaluation, and those who are able to work together on the further development and testing of the survey.

As such we invite interested parties to submit their expression of interest before 31 July: EOI Cluster Evaluation Workshop Oslo
Confirmation of participation will be communicated by mid-August.

Places will be restricted to a maximum of 2 per organisation to maximise shared learning.

Please note that the event is an exclusive service for TCI members (you can become a member by following this link to gain free access to this workshop, reduced rate at TCI conferences and many other benefits of joining). Meals and coffee breaks are included in the workshop. Participants are expected to support their own travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.

You can find more information about the TCI Evaluation WG and previous activites.

We look forward to your participation.

TCI Evaluation WG team