The Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises/Project Future supervised the work packages "networks and clusters" and works closely with the Concrete Actions (Cluster 2020, Coventry and European Creative Cluster Lab, MFG Baden-Württemberg).
In September 2012, Project Future has organized an ECIA conference with the Steering Commitee, as part of the Berlin Music Week, which also inclueded meetings and workshops on “Cluster Indicators” and “Cross Innovation”. More than 180 participants from 70 European partner cities joined the ECIA conference.
The Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises/Project Future, developed together with the VDI/VDE-IT the study "Successful Creative and Cultural Clusters – Measuring Outcomes and Their Impacts Framework with new tools ", which is available for download.
The study is about how clusters and networks can be stimulated in the creative field and which success factors and challenges in networking are important. Core of the study is an indicator model by which the effectiveness and impact of cluster management and it services can be measured.
The aim is to make the work of creative cluster in Europe more effective. Currently workshops are running for the management level of creative networks in Europe, where the indicator model further developed.
As part of the Berlin Web Week 2014, an ECIA Study Visit of European network partners takes place. Numerous studies in the topics "Access to Finance", "Innovation Vouchers" and " Cluster Excellence " can be downloaded here.