13th TCI Global Competitiveness Conference MDI/ Gurgaon Nov. 29 - Dec03 2010. Balancing Bottom-up and Top-down Cluster Activities – The Case of North-Rhine-Westphalia Dieter Rehfeld Institute for Work and Technology, Gelsenkirchen. Helsinki. Oslo. Stockholm. Tallinn. Moscow. Riga.
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13th TCI Global Competitiveness
Nov. 29 - Dec03 2010
Balancing Bottom-up and Top-downCluster Activities – The Case of North-Rhine-Westphalia
Institute for Work and Technology, Gelsenkirchen
NRW – located in thecoreof Europe
Gross domestic product 2009 (in EUR bn)
**end of 2008; all other data 2009.
Threesubregions in NRW
Situation Early 2000s
Regional clustersandnetworks in NRW 1
Regional clustersandnetworks in NRW 2
Balancing dilemmas in cluster management
Policy driven commitment
Thematic interaction (project based)
Strong Commitment (SME)
Different modes of division of labor
Danger of lock-in
„clustering around „
Division of labor between regional networks and centralized cluster
Mix of sources for financing central clusters
Key actors in cluster management
Future of cluster policy in NRW – Facing insecurity
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