2.3. Clusters, incubators, and innovation ecosystem mapping (AUTH)

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  • #9867
    Komninos@urenio.org Komninos, Nicos
    komninos
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    Comments on Clusters, incubators, and innovation ecosystem mapping

  • #9888
    Kristin.hopfe
    kristin.hopfe
    Participant

    Comments from Scottish Pilot:

    There is no tool, only an external website page with text (link to tool not working)

  • #10054
    Vladimir Cvijanovic
    cvijanovic
    Participant

    Substance
    http://ecosystemsmapping.s3platform.eu says “This application will provide you with information on how to use already developed tools in regards to the mapping of clusters”. However, the only thing it does is linking external apps that users here may use
    – The external apps contain lots of data and are informative
    – The term “incubators” should be deleted from the title of the app as this aspect is not covered.

    Functionality
    – After a few clicks user gets to external applications which are very well made
    – It may be left as a standalone collection of tools/applications

    Usefulness
    – The current OnlineS3 ‘app’ is simply a web page linking to external apps (developed by other European Commission funded projects) which are useful tools for a RIS3 process. The ‘app’ should be replaced by clear online guidance (and worked examples) on how to use the external tools for RIS3 purposes.

  • #10162
    M.deakin
    m.deakin
    Participant

    About page
    • The first paragraph can be deleted because it provides information not useful to the users

    Guide
    • The external tool number 3 is not described and its usefulness is not clear as this is not an application generating intelligence that can be used to map innovation ecosystems in your regional context. Probably it should be better to redirect the user not to the homepage but the http://www.clustercollaboration.eu/cluster-mapping

  • #10493
    Anne Bloembergen
    bloembergen
    Participant

    • The cluster mapping is not that customer friendly, after experimenting with the app the user will lose access to the data.
    • As a solution, it this app might take the form of a portal or a platform to collect, save and share the data extracted from these three external tools.
    – Useful to have more general cluster indicators such as economic growth (generated turnover growth, profitability), financial viability (liquidity ratio growth, solvency ratio growth), employment growth (average growth rate of employment in cluster firms), entrepreneurialism (share of firms in the cluster aged less than … years)
    – Could be useful for business (clusters themselves) and academia (members of the clusters), and policy-makers
    – Much data is still missing
    – Overlap with regional assets map
    – Incubators are missing from the app, and need to be included
    – Quality of the data is at times lacking (f.e. number of employees in certain sectors seems not always to be correct). Data itself is for certain categories also incomplete
    – Useful to add more indicators for more information (see f.e. above)
    – EC seems to already have an application on this topic  European Cluster Mapping Tool
    – The links in the Cluster Observatory Scoreboard are not always the right ones
    – The button to turn data into a graph is not working
    • The app provides just links to two already developed tools – one is private run by CSC in Stockholm (otherwise really nice, user friendly and helpful tool, but outdated – the latest data are from 2011), the other links you to the DG Grow => would be nice if our app provides some added value – e.g. to merge this two apps into one?
    • The guide is easy to understand
    • Cluster observatory:
    o The provided data have no explanation of the unit (e.g. do we talk about percentage by some cases, or about the scale (3 out of 10)?
    • Cluster mapping tool is really useful, has even the feature to export map to png

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