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NGP Cluster Excellence Conference

  • Published 02/02/2011
  • Last updated 03/06/2011
The largest event for all European cluster managers, cluster employees and cluster policy makers has now come to an end. The organizers wishes to thank all the participants for their contribution in making the conference such a great success!


From 26/05/2011
To 27/05/2011


Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark




Click here to register!

More than 450 people from 27 countries participated at the conference!


  • 264 B2B meetings where organized in the speed dating event for cluster managers
  • 10 workshops and 2 seminars for policy makers
  • 11 workshops for cluster managers and cluster employees
  • 5 key note speakers from Germany, Norway, Iceland and Denmark
  • The launch of a new initiative by the European Commission
  • A spectacular light and sound show


And the award goes to...

After an exiting SMS voting by the conference participants, the Norwegian cluster, NCE Maritime, won the first NGP Cluster Excellence Award and received the 10 000 Euro prize money. The big check was presented to the winning cluster by Ms. Inge Mærkedahl, the director of  the Danish Agency of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Click here to see the video presentations of the winner and the six other nominated cluster cases.


Outcome from the conference

At the conference new analyses on how to promote innovation, productivity and economic growth were presented. Cluster policies in 10 countries and regions, 18 cluster programmes and 143 cluster organisations have been benchmarked. The results were presented at the conference.