Competitive Regional Clusters
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Competitive Regional Clusters

National Policy Approaches

In today’s globalising world, the regional specialisations built up over decades are transforming rapidly. Many regions that were historically production centres in a given sector are losing out to lower-cost locations and reorienting to higher value-added niches.  National programmes to promote cluster-based approaches -- linking firms, people and knowledge at a regional level -- are being used to meet the challenge. This report analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries. It will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, firms and others active in promoting innovation and competitiveness.
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The United States has no national level cluster-based policies, therefore this chapter explores one strategy in the state of Georgia to build strong science-driven clusters. The Georgia Research Alliance is a private sector-initiated entity to channel state R&D funds to industry-research collaborative projects at different stages in the commercialisation process as well as attract top researchers to the state.
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