WP4: Cluster Development
The participating regions have varied settings and they are characterised by individual strengths and weaknesses due to their diverse domestic wind markets. Whilst no individual region can demonstrate excellence in every aspect of the supply chain, the individual regions in the partnership have full capability throughout all identifiable supply chain activities. There is a clear benefit of establishing a real offshore wind POWER cluster with close relationships between the companies in the different regions, both for the economic regeneration of the involved regions, and for confirming the NSR as the global engine for the OWI.
 
The partnership wants to tackle the crucial challenges (skilled work force, supply chain enhancement, public acceptance and transnational comple­mentarity) by cooperation beyond borderlines and sector barriers. The project seeks to develop cooperation between individual countries in order to take advantage of future growth in offshore wind and identifying future markets. This will strengthen the position of the NSR as a sector leader not just in Europe but globally, based on detailed analysis of the regional and transnational supply chain.
 
POWER cluster will support the NSR to maintain its leadership and offshore wind to play an even more significant role in meeting EU’s energy needs and targets in the coming decades.
 
 
 
  • Disseminating project activities and deliveries via the project website, electronic newsletter, flyers, DVD and participating in events
 
For further details please contact: info@power-cluster.net
RegioStars 2011

POWER cluster applied for the RegioStars Award 2011 and was among the finalists in the category “Networking and cluster initiatives supporting regional growth and SMEs access to global markets”. Dr. Mathias Grabs from POWER cluster lead beneficiary Bremerhaven Economic Development (BIS) attended the RegioStars Award ceremony in Brussels on 23rd June 2011, and seized the opportunity to hand over the POWER cluster declaration to Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy.

Even though POWER cluster did not win the award, being selected as a finalist is a recognition of the hard work performed by the project partners and the project’s multiple innovative activities and results. “Its large scope in an important flagship sector along with its cross-sectoral and multi-activity approach make this an innovative project.” RegioStars Jury 2011.

 

        

POWER cluster applied for the RegioStars Award 2011 and was among the finalists in the category “Networking and cluster initiatives supporting regional growth and SMEs access to global markets”. Dr. Mathias Grabs from POWER cluster lead beneficiary Bremerhaven Economic Development (BIS) attended the RegioStars Award ceremony in Brussels on 23rd June 2011, and seized the opportunity to hand over the POWER cluster declaration to Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy.

Even though POWER cluster did not win the award, being selected as a finalist is a recognition of the hard work performed by the project partners and the project’s multiple innovative activities and results. “Its large scope in an important flagship sector along with its cross-sectoral and multi-activity approach make this an innovative project.” RegioStars Jury 2011.