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Benchmarking: Bronze Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI)

Cluster management organizations that are benchmarked demonstrate their interest in striving for excellence. For being benchmarking under the ESCA benchmarking approach by one of the ESCA experts cluster management organizations are awarded with the Bronze Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI).


This database provides an overview of the clusters that have been benchmarked since November 2010.

Each cluster was analyzed based on an interview of the cluster manager conducted by an impartial ESCA benchmarking expert. The interview covers 36 indicators with regard to the structure of the cluster, the cluster management and the governance of the cluster, financing of the cluster management, services provided by the cluster management, contacts and interaction within the cluster and achievements and recognition of the cluster.

Results are presented by an individual report to the cluster management and include also recommendations for further improvement in line with the requirements of the cluster quality label that is currently developed by the European Cluster Excellence Initiative.



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Name Comparative portfolio www Label valid until
Arctic Design Cluster Creative industries 2018/04/19
Arctic Development Environments Energy and environment 2018/04/19
Arctic Industry and Circular Economy Production and engineering 2018/04/19
Arctic Safety and Security Creative industries 2018/04/19
Arctic Smart Rural Community Cluster Energy and environment 2018/04/19
DIGIBUSINESS Finland Creative industries 2013/02/08
Energy Technology Cluster Programme Energy and environment 2013/03/09
Energy Vaasa Energy and environment 2018/05/02
Finnish Environmental Cluster for China Energy and environment 2013/03/08
Food Development Competence Cluster Food industry 2013/02/18
Food Finland Food industry 2013/03/10
Forest Industry Future New materials and chemistry 2013/11/04
Forestcluster Ltd New materials and chemistry 2013/03/08
Living Business Energy and environment 2013/02/07
Nanotechnology Cluster Programme Micro, nano and optical technologies 2013/03/10
Tourism and Experience Management Competence Cluster Sports, Leisure and Tourism 2013/03/08
Ubiquitous Computing Competence Cluster ICT 2013/02/17