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Smart Guide to Cluster Policy

Kincsö Izsak, Christian Ketels, Gerd Meier zu Köcker and Thomas Lämmer-Gamp
This practical guide is for public authorities and stakeholders interested in how to make better use of clusters for promoting regional industrial modernisation, supporting the growth of SMEs and encouraging smart specialisation. It explains what cluster and cluster policies are and what they are not, what makes them successful, why they matter, and presents eight Do's and Don'ts. Further, it showcases four Smart Cluster Stories, several cluster programme examples and practical instruments of modern cluster policies.

Smart Specialisation in Hunter Region

Regional Development, Australia
The Strategy, which is Australia’s first, identifies the Hunter’s competitive advantages to deliver a strong and focused economic development agenda that is supported by innovation and entrepreneurship.