The TCI Cluster Evaluation Working Group met in Malmö, Sweden on 15-16 April, hosted by Region Skåne, as part of EU Cluster Weeks. 36 participants from 19 regions in 12 countries shared experiences and engaged in discussions on two main themes: new approaches to monitoring regional cluster portfolios (including peer reviews of two cases) and how regions evidence clusters’ role in broader territorial systems (including S3).
In addition to advancing knowledge on the working group’s existing key questions, a number of new topics were highlighted for future exploration – including creative use of data and structured success stories. The Cluster Evaluation Working Group plans to delve further into these (and other) emerging themes in a session at TCI’s upcoming global conference in Antwerp, Belgium.
The agenda, participants list and presentations from the meeting are available here. Additional highlights from the discussions will be added soon.