Why Clusters Matter: Creating Effective Business Clusters


Presenters: Tracy Scott-Rimington, TCI-Network Chair, TCI Oceania Chapter

Bianca Dragomir, CEO, Avaesen Cluster

Many of the world’s most competitive nations have established strong alignment between national, state and regional economic development objectives so that national strengths are elevated and promoted, supported by a strong network of regional clusters. Development of clusters removes the isolation of businesses and regions, building a culture of collaboration for increased innovation and competitiveness and enhancing the ability to CONNECT GLOBALLY. In this workshop we will draw on examples of cross cluster collaboration to increase innovation and competitiveness in the clean tech sector across Europe.

  1. Clusters must be supported financially and this includes by government, at least to begin.
  2. Know your value proposition as a cluster and who your competitors and potential collaborators are.
  3. Clusters are ultimately about people, communities and trust.