The Czech Republic supports European Cluster Excellence Initiative
Only a small number of Czech clusters proudly received a Cluster Management Excellence label yet. The Cluster Management Excellence label is perceived as an essential tool helping cluster organisations in their development and enabling them to establish international cooperation.
The National Cluster Association (NCA) of the Czech Republic brings together over thirty of the most progressive Czech cluster organisation, defend their needs, and develops cluster policy. NCA collected and assessed data from all members of the National Cluster Association. The NCA thus has comprehensive Profiles of Cluster Organisations, including detailed information on their activities and achievements, including the membership base of individual cluster organisations. By preparing the profile information, the members learned to be aware of their strengths and weaknesses and to provide information about their activities in a structured way. This prepared them for the entire benchmarking process of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative for the Bronze Label of Cluster Management Excellence application.
Read the complete example of how NCA supports its members: Good practice example: The Czech Republic supports European Cluster Excellence Initiative