We are glad to announce that Clean Tech Delta, as a cluster organization, earned the bronze label of cluster management excellence! We are honored to receive this label from such a high-level organisation.

About the label

This benchmark label is part of the EU efforts to create more world-class clusters across the EU by strengthening cluster excellence, the Commission launched in 2009, under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI). To continue the successful work of this pan-European initiative which involved 13 partners from nine European countries, ESCA – The European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis was established. This is a network of cluster experts from more than 30 countries and offers practical advice to cluster management organizations.

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. Being members of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative 13 project partners from nine European countries – all well experienced in the field of cluster management and support – created a uniform set of cluster management quality indicators and developed a quality labeling system for professional cluster management with the aim to get this methodology and proof of quality accepted all over Europe.

What does this mean for Clean Tech Delta? 

Cluster organisations, which have taken part in an ESCA cluster benchmarking exercise are awarded with the Cluster Management Excellence Label “BRONZE – Striving for Cluster Excellence”. This benchmarking provides a documented initial level of improvement processes for cluster management. The label cannot be considered to be a justification of an excellence status that is already reached, but rather a justification that the cluster organisation is considering and working on improvements of its cluster management’s activities. Therefore, Clean Tech Delta will, thoroughly, take the improvements, resulting from the written report from ESCA into account. We strive to address all the problems, and eliminate and improve where possible. In this manner, we aim to achieve Cluster excellence.