Published on 26 Nov 2013

EUREKA Clusters document

EUREKA Cluster document

What makes Clusters essential and what is their impact on new economic and societal challenges?

Under the auspices of the Turkish EUREKA Chairmanship (2012-2013), ITEA has taken part in a HLG Working Group to produce a EUREKA Cluster Document. This report features five chapters that detail what EUREKA Clusters are, what makes them essential and the success of their impact on new economic and societal challenges.

“Results of a recent impact assessment show that the average additional turnover generated by 1 million euro of public funds invested in a EUREKA Project is 9.5 million euro, and that the same 1 million euro of public funds helps to create or save 37 direct jobs.”

The document serves to demonstrate to the public what a EUREKA Cluster regularly achieves through dynamic coopetition. The continuous growth and development of EUREKA Clusters, strongly supported by the European industry, EUREKA High Level Representatives and Public Authorities of participating countries, have made the Clusters what they are today: essential instruments for the global competitiveness of European industry.

The full report can be downloaded at ITEA publications.