The use of cluster and ecosystems mapping tools can lead to a better definition of those niches in which regions have a competitive advantage, and a better definition of local business needs. This allows more considerate development of future research and innovation policy, promoting targeted initiatives (i.e. research collaboration agreements, training of human capital, creation of competence centres, business start-up schemes in specific fields, PhD scholarships or technical schools), unveiling potential areas of integration with local research institutions and helping to avoid duplications and redundancies.

This application will provide you with information on how to use already developed tools in regards to the mapping of clusters

  • Step 1. Visit the Guide page.
  • Step 2. Read the step-by-step guide that has been written and discover all the possible functionalities of the already existing tools.
  • Step 3. Access the web page which contains this tool and make the best use out of it.
  • Step 4. Export files containing all relevant data in .csv format and use them apropriately.
Figure 1 Overview of the information flows within the Clusters, incubators & innovation ecosystem mapping application.

Overview of the information flows within the Clusters & innovation ecosystem mapping application.