18 May 2016
To ensure that cluster work and activities continue to be relevant for the companies, the Ministry of Higher Eduction and Science and the Regions have sent out a questionnaire yesterday. We kindly ask our members to reply.
We encourage all of our members to answer the questionnaire about the membership in Offshoreenergy.dk. It was sent out yesterday by the Ministry of Higher Eduction and Science (Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet).
It is well documented that networks and clusters contribute significantly to supporting business innovation and development of skills, including new knowledge, methods and ideas. Thus, the clusters and innovation networks play an important role in the government effort to strengthen Danish companies' innovation and collaboration with knowledge institutions.
In order to ensure that the cluster activities continue to be relevant for the companies The Ministry of Higher Eduction and Science and the Regions in Denmark will carry out a nationwide survey. The objective is to examine how the Danish clusters and innovation networks create value for the various industries and what the members of the clusters get out of their membership.
We therefore encourage our members to answer the short questionnaire that was sent by email yesterday from the Ministry of Education and Research.
Good reasons for being a member of a cluster organisation
Every year more than 50 innovative networks and clusters in Denmark help over 13,000 companies become more innovative.
- Almost 60% of the companies in some or much gained new, relevant knowledge about market or technological trends
- Two thirds of the companies have developed (or expect to develop) new ideas that can lead to innovation
- 60% of the companies have created specific innovation - new products or processes