Development of a common instrument for the evaluation and benchmarking of all Hamburg based clusters

Together with dsn, the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) has developed a uniform evaluation and benchmarking system for all 8 Hamburg clusters that will be used in future evaluations. In an open and transparent process involving numerous stakeholders from business, science and politics, an implementation-oriented system was developed. A particular challenge was to ensure that the system's essential core elements are applicable to all eight Hamburg clusters despite their diversity. The system includes benchmarking according to the European ECEI approach. Aspects for the evaluation of Hamburg's cluster policy were also taken into account.


March until Dezember 2011


Ministry for Economics and Innovation (BWI), Hamburg, Germany