Supercluster! Simulation

A 100% online certification program to support your development, learning and mastery of the Supercluster! simulation.
Bring to your cluster, innovation agency, economic development agency clients, or ecosystem. 

Create national impact.

In this certification program, you will master the Supercluster! Simulation Kit.

From running small simulation sessions to larger scale multi-step training programs, you will learn how to plan, design and run full programs.

You will learn the domain knowledge and advanced facilitation skills to run impactful Supercluster! sessions and programs, as well as how to sell these internally and externally.

As a simulation facilitator, you will quickly learn that Supercluster! is far more than ‘just a simulation’.

The entire bundle is a highly flexible solution, that you can structure and use in many, many ways, based on your customers’ and users’ needs.

You can expand your consulting services significantly with a Supercluster! certification.

Build deep capabilities in leading and building innovation superclusters

Supercluster! the innovation cluster simulation is built on extensive work with 100+ real life clusters and cluster projects around the world.

From small emerging clusters to global superclusters, from seafood to artificial intelligence, from the political rivalry to the operational tasks of a cluster manager; the simulation brings the real-life challenges of building and running a cluster to life in a practical and engaging manner.

You can apply this simulation to cluster boards, politicians, cluster development programs, consulting projects and anyone wanting to learn and master innovation clusters.

The Simulation has been developed by Christian Rangen and team, with more than five years of extensive experience building and supporting innovation cluster programs and policies around the world.

Equally, the simulation is grounded in multiple theories around clusters, ecosystems, economic development entrepreneurial economies, adult learning theories and more.

Most importantly, the entire simulation is designed for engagement, learning and maximum real-life impact.

Get certified to bring this powerful solution to your cluster, region or clients.

Much more than “just a sim”

This online training and certification program will equip you with tools, skills and capabilities that extend far beyond ‘just the sim’.

You will gain in-depth insights into the latest development in innovation clusters and superclusters.

You will get access to reports, books and case studies as they are being written and formed around the world.

You will, upon completion, become a full-fledged cluster expert in your own region or market.

The entire bundle is a highly flexible solution, that you can structure and use in many, many ways, based on your customers’ and users’ needs.

You can expand your consulting services significantly with a Supercluster! certification.

Program Outcomes


Deep dive learning

Learn to structure and facilitate impactful Supercluster! sessions in multiple ways based on your team’s, customers’ and users’ needs.


Case studies & insights

In this program you will learn the latest theories and thinking around Innovation clusters and economic development, with case studies from Europe, Asia and the Americas.


Harness a powerful ecosystem

Learn how to connect software, strategy canvases and simulation into a powerful solution – perfect for your unique use case or client base.

Take a Sneak Peek
into the Program

Take on the role of national supercluster management

Work with
real-life ecosystems

Built on real-life economic policies

Build & lead
real-life innovation Superclusters

“Very exciting and educational, and deeply engaging. I highly recommend this to management groups or boards in both small and large companies.”

Hans Kristian Torske
Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway

What You Get in the Certification Program

  • Confidence and know-how to run high impact Supercluster! simulation sessions with your cluster team, clients, national innovation agencies and larger ecosystem
  • Detailed walk-through of all elements of the simulation
  • 6 hours of self-paced videos and content (in easily-consumed bite-sized pieces)
  • Several real world use cases: from product to project
  • Advanced facilitation techniques
  • Building Innovation Superclusters Report
  • Advanced reading material to enhance your domain knowledge of corporate transformation
  • Free download of strategy canvases, guidebooks, and more to facilitate your Scale Up! sessions
  • Free access to the Strategy Tools App

Program Curriculum


Supercluster! in Action
What is a Supercluster?
How to Complete this Program
How We Will Work
Running Scale Up! Digitally
Project Work 1: Why Do We Need Innovation Superclusters?

Module 1: Foundation

Work with Real-Life Clusters
Case Studies: Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster
Built on Research
A New Cluster Paradigm
Foundation of Supercluster!
Program Design
House Rules
Domain & Facilitation Knowledge
Five Levels of Learning
Your Users
Project Work 2: Canada’s Digital Supercluster

Module 2: Preparing Your First Session

What is an Innovation Supercluster?
Supercluster Pre-Assessment Card
Setting Up Your First Session
The Pieces & The Boards
Setting Up Your First Session
Facilitator Setup
Country Cards
Case Study: Ocean Industries in Norway
Cluster Value Impact Roadmap
Building Your Expertise: Cards
Hire the Right People
Project Work 3: Supercluster Strategy 

Module 3: Running Your First Session

Why Do We Not Have More Successful Superclusters Around the World?
Your Facilitation Style
It’s All About the Special Projects
Business Angel Development Network
Building Your Expertise
Case Studies: China, Costa Rica
The Basics
Getting Started
Strategy & Structure
Open Innovation
Capital & Entrepreneurship
Common Mistakes
Project Work 4: Reflection Memo

Module 4: Advanced Facilitation

Advanced-level Case: Supercluster & Capital
Case Studies: Switzerland’s Drone Valley, EU Cluster Manager of the Year, Horizon 2020 Projects
Connection Real Life to Supercluster! 
Cluster-driven Executive MBA Programs
Your Facilitator Role
Final Project: Finding Your Next Superclusters


Program Director

Christian Rangen is a strategy & transformation advisor to companies, innovation clusters, and governments around the world. His clients span oil & gas, energy, technology, aviation, mobility, finance, consulting, and national governments. He is faculty/visiting faculty at multiple business schools in Europe. He has taught more than 20 different programs, including a wide range of Executive Education Programs, Executive Short Programs and Custom Designed Corporate Learning Programs in strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, change and transformation

Learning & development at your pace

The certification program is designed to follow your learning and development – at your pace.

As such, you can zip through the entire program in 3-6 hours – or you can spend several months to learn, try things in real-life, deep dive into the advanced content and run live sessions as you learn.

The time commitment at your end can be as little as a few hours, completed in one day. Or, it can be a step-by-step, module-by-module learning journey where you go back and forth as a natural part of your training. This way, you can work through the online certification program over a period of several months as you slowly build your own expertise and mastery.

What’s included in your certification

The Supercluster! Online certification Program is designed to follow your progress as you learn to master the Supercluster! simulation kit.

You can sign up and complete the online certification without having the physical simulation kit. However, we do encourage you to purchase your own physical simulation kit, so you have have the full set available.

Some users like getting started on the online certification first and only purchase the simulation kit during or even after the simulation certification is completed. The choice, of course, is completely up to you.

We have two pricing options – Certification only, or Certification and the Full Kit, delivered to wherever you are.

Once you are certified, you can get: 

  • Exclusive access to purchase the Supercluster! Simulation Kits
    To maintain quality of delivery and exclusivity – only Certified Simulation Facilitators can purchase and use the simulation kits in their work
  • Exclusive access to our Certified Simulation Facilitator group
    Meet others like yourself using Transform! to create impact and extra revenue streams
  • Option to join Strategy Tools as an Official Simulation Partner
    As a Strategy Tools Official Sim Partner, you will get:
    • Real-time coaching and support by founder of the simulations Christian Rangen to ensure your success in selling and facilitating your simulation projects
    • Access to digital updates – we are constantly adding new cards, materials, and other items to the kit due to the dynamic nature of . You will get digital access to these so you can use them with your clients and team

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60-day no-risk guarantee*

We have had many happy participants complete this program and went on to facilitate successful Scale Up! workshops and programs. If you’ve put in the work but are not happy with what you’ve learned, simply send us an email and we will make it right.
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