Denmark’s 14 national clusters

What is a cluster?

The central role of clusters

The cluster organisation

Cluster history

Denmark’s 14 national clusters

What is a cluster?

The central role of clusters

The cluster organisation

Cluster history

The Danish clusters

The cluster organisation

The cluster organisation is the centre of the cluster activity. The cluster organisation facilitates the cooperation between the actors in the ecosystem and handles administration and strategy work as well as the activities and services which the cluster participants are seeking. In other words, the cluster organisation is the glue that ties all parties together.

The cluster organisations of the 14 national clusters receive funding from the cluster programme Innovation power: Danish clusters for knowledge and business 2021-2024.

Certification

Certification of cluster organisations

Excellent cluster management creates value. That is why the Danish cluster organisations are required to have (or obtain) a GOLD Label “Excel in Cluster Excellence” in the European Cluster Excellence Initiative.

The European Cluster Excellence Initiative is established by the EU Commission and consists of three levels of assessment: gold, silver and bronze. Having a GOLD label means that the cluster organisation demonstrates excellent cluster management. The cluster has a strong organisation, relevant services and a close contact to companies and other actors – and not least it continually seeks to development the cluster organisation to a higher level.

Key tasks and activities

The primary task of clusters is to transform knowledge into growth. This is done by facilitating cooperation between companies and with research and knowledge environments and other actors in all of the ecosystem.

The power of innovation lies in the cluster organisations’ services and activities. Innovation is produced in the meeting between companies and knowledge.

Cluster organisations offer targeted services and activities – all with innovation, cooperation and growth as the focal point. Activities and services are adapted to the challenges of each stronghold.

kerneopgave og aktiviteter

Examples of cluster activities

  • Green and circular transition via innovation projects between companies and universities
  • Insight into the latest knowledge on trends and effecient tools via networking groups for companies
  • Access to international knowledge and markets via partnerships, alliances and campaigns

See cases on the clusters’ own websites