ONLINE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Cluster Leadership

Build capacity for cluster management and develop strategic cluster leadership skills.

Teams get up to 60% off

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into the program

See what you will experience in the Global Cluster Leadership Program.

Why join the Cluster Leadership Program?

Grow your cluster leadership skills

Cluster strategy, cluster business models, personal leadership and how to build a Supercluster – you will learn the personal leadership skills for cluster success.

Learn 15 innovation cluster strategy & management tools

Open Innovation Map, Cluster Capital Strategy, Three Types of Clusters and Supercluster Pre-assessment; these are just four of the 15 tools you will learn during the program. Work on paper, PDF, digital apps or digital whiteboards, the choice is yours.

Work on your own cluster strategy project

The entire program is built around your cluster strategy project. Use this program to develop a robust, future-fit cluster strategy – or simply upgrade the strategy you already have.

Bonus monthly digital workshops to deepen your skills

 This program includes an optional monthly 90-minute digital workshop with cluster expert Christian Rangen. Unlike a regular webinar, this is a highly interactive and hands-on digital workshop. You will explore key questions that emerge during the program, meet guest speakers, work on case studies, new strategy tools and more. These workshops are also the perfect opportunity to connect with your fellow participants and build your global cluster network.

Webinar: Building Better Innovation Clusters

Published: June 17th, 12:00 CEST

How can we develop better innovation clusters? Join us for this 1-hour free webinar to get a detailed introduction to the 100% online program.

What you get

Building Capacity for Cluster Management

In the program you will meet and learn from a number of global cluster leaders:

Bianca Dragomir, CEO, AVAESEN (Spain)
Kendra McDonald, CEO, Ocean Supercluster (Canada)
Björgolfur Hávardsson, Innovation Manager, NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster (Norway)
Martin Hennum, Norwegian Innovation Cluster Program (Norway)
Patrick Cocquet, General Manager, Cap Digital (France)
Victor Haze, Innovation Manager, Health Valley (the Netherlands)
Merete Danielsen, CEO, Cluster Excellence Denmark and President, TCI (Denmark)
Jeremy McCrohan, Investor Relations Manager, Norway Health Tech (Norway)
and more….

Who is it for?

“Working with Christian Rangen and Strategy Tools has led to a more structured process both internally and when working with our cluster clients. He shakes things up, goes the extra mile and has genuinely brought great value to Innovation Norway.”

Vivian Lunde

Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway 

“We now have a strategy for Scale-Ups and Capital which is the direct result of working with Strategy Tools. Chris brings with him deep insight on cluster work that has been invaluable to us.”

Arild Kristensen

CEO, Smart Care Cluster

Program Curriculum

Welcome

Introduction and program outline

Module 1: A New Cluster Landscape

Key Topics: Global Trends: The Rise of Innovation Superclusters; The Three Types of Clusters; From the Triple Helix to Pentagon; Understanding what makes a Supercluster; Designing your Supercluster strategy

Module 2: Cluster Strategy

Key Topics: Strategy for Innovation Clusters; Value Impact; The Business Models Behind Clusters; Clusters and Entrepreneurship; Strategy in Action; Case Studies

Module 3: Cluster Leadership

Key Topics: The Role of a Cluster Leader; From 5 to 8 Levels of Cluster Management; Cluster Structure; Understanding Your Cluster Members; Open Innovation in Clusters

Module 4: Cluster in Action

Key Topics: From Ideas to Action; Seeing the Impact of Your Cluster Project; Leading Change as a Cluster Champion; Reflections on Your Cluster Leadership Role Ahead

Final Project

Your Own Cluster Strategy

Bonus Monthly Live Digital Workshops (90 min)

This is not your average “webinar” but a hands-on, interactive discussion and collaboration-based digital workshop.

During these monthly workshops, you will explore on key questions that emerge during the program, meet guest speakers, work on case studies, new strategy tools and much more. 

This is a great opportunity to connect with your fellow participants and build your global cluster network.

 

CHRISTIAN RANGEN

Instructor

  • Global innovation cluster expert
  • Business School Faculty
  • Author, Building Innovation Superclusters
  • Advisor to 40+ cluster initiatives
  • Advisor to governments and ecosystems
  • Developer of 30+ Supercluster strategy tools

“The strategy tools have been a great resource to run discussions between people from many different backgrounds and companies within the clusters. It helps members structure their conversations and really dig deep into their “real” problems and challenges.”

Martin Hennum

Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway

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Team Discounts 

Teams of 5 get a discount of 50%.
Teams of 10 get a discount of 60%.

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