As part of the EU efforts to create more world-class clusters across the EU by strengthening cluster excellence, in 2009 the Commission launched the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI).
Strong clusters promote economic growth through leveraging the innovation and business potential of a region; generating new employment opportunities, new products and services, new companies, new R&D activities and new patents. The European Cluster Excellence Initiative, initiated by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry, developed methodologies and tools to support cluster organisations to improve their capacities and capabilities in the management of clusters and networks.
Cluster management organizations that are benchmarked demonstrate their interest in striving for excellence. The current list of benchmarked organisations includes 821 from 40 countries and ScotlandIS is only the third in the UK and the first in Scotland to successfully achieve the bronze award.
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