Five years after its creation, the site Portal of the Walloon clusters was redesigned. It now hosts 13 clusters supported by the Walloon Region: Automotive; Solid Waste; Green Building; Space; Micro technology; Nutrition; Clinical Research; ICT; Transport; Energy and Environment; Multimedia.
BusinessWeek Special Report on Innovation (April 2008) includes a number of intersting stories about the state of European innovation, Europe’s top inventors, and main innovation drivers. Included is a piece on Europe’s Innovation Hot Spots. European governments are making efforts to propel innovation on the continent by creating competitive clusters—areas with businesses, research centers, and educational institutions centered around a specific sector.
Bangalore, a city of 6.5 million in the state of Karnataka, southern India hosts a successful cluster of information technology companies, both local (Infosys, Wirpo, iGate) and multinationals. The paper “Localized advantage in a global economy: The case of Bangalore”
The aim of the “Innovation Financing in the European Medical Device Sector” report is to identify innovation-financing sources for the European medical device sector and to provide a comprehensive overview of the direct, indirect and alternative innovation financing sources for this sector in order to analyse missing links in the financing of innovation in Europe.
Medicon Valley covers the Greater Copenhagen area in Denmark and the Skane region of Southern Sweden. The region is one of the strongest pharmaceutical and biotechnological regions in Europe and comprises a dense cluster of universities, hospitals and more than 300 life science companies.