Published reports and presentations from Cluster 2020 include the following…
The executive summary of Cluster 2020’s impacts and outcomes has been published. 100+ events …. a multitude of tests, reports and policy recommendations. Click here to read more and download the reports.
Creative Accelerator is a new approach to creative business support, combining expert face-to-face advice with a set of on-line tools and a dashboard. Read more about this pilot action and download the full report and evaluation here
Create. Innovate. Grow. Main Policy Recommendations Report of ECIA Cluster 2020’s work around cluster excellence has helped shape the final recommendations contained in the report. Download the report here or read more about the report and download from the main ECIA website.
Creative Cluster Excellence and Cooperation: Policy recommendations to improve the effectiveness of Creative Clusters and their managementRead the cluster excellence report. Download the report here or read more and download from the main ECIA website. Cluster 2020 played a major role in writing this report in collaboration with the Berlin Senate. This version is listed as a draft but is in fact the final version.
Growth Opportunities for Creative Businesses Cluster 2020 has run a study in four regions across Europe to better understand key market trends and which high growth or emerging sectors provide the best business opportunities for creatives. read more
How businesses can use Data to increase their Competitive Advantage
Cluster 2020 has run three pilots in the UK and France which has enabled creative businesses to work with data experts. This report summarises how the pilots were run and explains the considerable benefits that all businesses could get from using data better to bring them competitive advantage. read more
Coworking centres are a great way of doing business. But they are much more than just a hot-desk with internet! Gate Garching, from Cluster 2020, have visited fifteen of the leading coworking centres around Europe to find out the keys of their success. read more …
Best Incubation Practices aimed at supporting Creative & Digital Businesses – This report from Cluster 2020 surveys eight creative sector focused incubation centres from Europe to the Middle East. It identifies the essential components of successful incubators . read more …
Cluster Excellence and ‘Creative Industry Friendliness’ Report
This report identifies the factors that make a programme, service or grant opportunity suitable or ‘friendly’ for use by creative businesses. It proposes a test which scores five factors that measure suitability for use by creatives. Read more…
ECIA Policies in Mindmaps
Cluster 2020 has prepared a set of 10 mind-maps that summarises all of the policy measures from ECIA, including all of the themed reports, around access-to-finance, clustering etc. download here.
Report on Informed Cluster Findings – this is a summary report of the activities completed within Work package 1. It summarises the work around the CI Friendliness Test, Growth Opportunities and Using Data to bring Competitive Advantage to Creative businesses. It includes case study information. Download the report here.
Driving Practical Cross-sectoral Collaboration through Coworking Centres & 'Stress Tests' This presentation is a quick overview forming part of the Large Scale Demonstrator workshops in Brussels, Feb 2014. It looks at keys to collaboration via coworking centres and initial findings on Stress Tests to deliver cross-innovation, full results later in 2014.
Cluster 2020 Overview - Know More Work Smarter Collaborate Better - 2014 Presentation that gives a quick overview of all aspects of the Cluster 2020 project prior to its full reporting of findings later in 2014. Jan 2014 PD
Policy Context Model - proposal for setting out the overall policy blueprint recommendations from ECIA, enabling us to differentiate between national, regional, local and individual stakeholder policy requirements PPoint Nov13 Policy Context Model 2-sider - explaining the proposed model in more detail Word Nov13
Enterprise & Innovation Policy Recommendations - discussion paper connecting creative industry policies to wider policy making. This document was developed for the Local Enterprise Partnerships in the UK who are re-establishing regional policies in the UK when new funding is available from 2014 PDF-Aug13 Developing Next Generation Clusters & Business Support - discussion paper from David Furmage exploring the top issues to be considered when building creative clusters and the overall support ecosystem. (PDF - Sep12)
Know More. Work Smarter. Collaborate Better. Insights into Business Priorities from Cluster 2020 Summary presentation highlighting key findings so far from a business perspective. Project Lead includes some personal business experiences in the slides to illustrate the value of our findings to data. PPoint - Oct13 Cluster 2020 Intro & Results So Far - explains what ECIA is and introduces what we are testing to validate our policy recommendations PPoint Apr13
Developing Next Generation Business Support - introduction to Cluster 2020, its aims, outcomes and targets PPoint Nov12 About Cluster 2020 - 2-sider summary of project and its objectives PDF June13 Cluster 2020 Leaflet -brief intro to the project aims from a SME perspective (PDF - Jan13) Cluster 2020 Banner - banner graphics used on marketing materials (PDF - Jan13) What is Cluster 2020 in 100 Words - PDF July13 What is Cluster 2020 in 300 Words - Word July13 What is Cluster 2020 from Academic Perspective - PDF July13 ECIA Flyer - an overview of all 9 projects working together under the European Creative Industries Alliance PDF Oct13
Growth Opportunities for CCIs in the West Midlands - Findings - presentation of our broad findings, where is the money, top sectors, snergies, technologies, markets and connections PPOint Sep13 Doing Business - Creative SME Findings - West Midlands - results of business workshop finding out the current climate for creative businesses in the West Midlands region, identifying their top issues and concerns. PDF - June12 Cluster 2020: Growth Opportunities in West Midlands - consultation & evidence - background findings and evidence under-pinning our work identifying new growth opportunities for CCI's in the West Midlands PDF Sep13 Doing Business - Creative SME Findings - Manchester North West - results of business workshop finding out the current climate for creative businesses in Greater Manchester, identifying their top issues and concerns. Cluster 2020: Growth Opportunities for Greater Manchester - background findings and evidence under-pinning our work identifying new growth opportunities for CCI's in Greater Manchester PDF Apr13 Key Strengths & Growth Opportunities in PACA Region, France - summary of key findings from workshops on regional strengths and opportunities for creative business growth
Gap Analysis - demand for expert videos to support Creatives - study exploring availability of expert video clips online that support CCI business owners. Highlights gaps and areas of potential demand for expert videos (used as basis of tender to commission expert videos to help SMEs)
Creative Accelerator - introduction to our business support tool - Cluster 2020 are piloting a new approach to SME business support, by offering a hybrid solution, part face2face expert advisor and part on-line toolkit and dashboard. We're trying to achieve high quality advice for less money. PPoint Apr13