Cluster Leadership

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

Due to extreme popularity, all free seats have been taken.
You can still use the 50% discount code: clusterupgrade50off (limited to 50 seats only)
Program opens June 17, 2020

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.

Webinar: Building Better Innovation Clusters

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

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


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


Your Own Cluster Strategy



Christian has over 15 years experience as business school faculty, having designed and taught over 20 different programs and classes across strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and energy transformation.

He has extensive experience designing and running executive education programs and online learning programs. His previous programs have had participants from more than 60 countries around the world.

Christian is also an internationally renowned expert on Innovation Clusters and Superclusters.

“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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