Key Success Factors in Strategic Development of Clusters

By Murat Akpinar

Clusters have been recognized as a means to improve regional competitiveness and prosperity. It is also a fact that not all cluster initiatives are equally successful. JAMK Centre for Competitiveness arranged a webinar on key success factors in strategic development of clusters on March 26, 2013 jointly with the European Chapter of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC). The guest speaker of the webinar was Albert Solé from Cluster Development, a consulting firm based in Barcelona. In the webinar Albert Solé explained their innovative approach to strategic cluster segmentation and shared successful cluster mapping examples. Emphasizing the balance between analysis and implementation, he made concrete recommendations for businesses, regional governments, and academia for successful collaboration in the design and implementation of strategic cluster development initiatives to achieve maximum performance results for all cluster members.

The whole webinar is available at

For further enquiries about the topic you can contact Albert Solé at