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Cluster Excellence Denmark - supporting Danish clusters to become even better

Cluster Excellence Denmark is the national support function for clusters in Denmark and aims to help Danish cluster secretariats perform even better. The objective is to develop and provide a number of services for the clusters in order to stimulate and ensure optimum working conditions. The initiative is co-funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and the six Danish regions. 



The Danish cluster landscape

Denmark has more than 50 significant clusters, which collaborate with around 13.000 companies every year. This leads to more regional and national innovation, growth and employment. Danish clusters are forums where companies and knowledge institutions share knowledge and develop new ideas within a specific field. In general, Danish clusters succeed in engaging many SME’s in their activities. In 2014, more than 3.200 companies developed new innovative ideas, 3.100 companies got new competences and tools, and 1.500 companies developed new products, services or processes as a result of cooperating with a Danish clusters. Get an overview of the Danish cluster landscape


Supporting services provided to clusters

The key priority of Cluster Excellence Denmark is to support the Danish clusters and cluster managements on their way to becoming excellent. By providing a number of services Cluster Excellence Denmark strives to make it easier for clusters to focus on matchmaking and networking nationally and internationally.     


Our main activities:

  • Daily contact and feedback to cluster managements
  • Stimulate cross-cluster knowledge and experience exchange
  • Thematic workshops on themes like internationalisation, branding and matchmaking tools
  • Cluster Labs for development of new tools of general interest for the clusters
  • Master Classes with international capacities for strategic development
  • Annual Innovation Camp for cluster management
  • Develop tools for and support clusters in their internationalisation process
  • Certified benchmark expert and trained assessors within ECEI (bronze, silver and gold label)


The Cluster Excellence Denmark-team

The Cluster Excellence Denmark-team has many years of experience with facilitating clusters and networks including development and merger processes in cluster organizations.


For the past 10 years members of the team have been responsible for agenda setting analysis in relation to clusters and have disseminated and transformed this knowledge into good practice. The team emphasizes community building, both physically and through online community building. Two team members are internationalisation experts and work in close collaboration with Enterprise Europe Network. They help Danish clusters find relevant international contacts and partners, facilitate matchmaking events, arrange business and export promotion trips etc. Learn more about Cluster Excellence Denmark


For more information, please contact:


Cluster Excellence Denmark on Zealand, Flæsketorvet 68, 1., DK-1711 København V


Merete D. Nielsen


Ph. +45 3095 6767

E-mail: [email protected]


Cluster Excellence Denmark in Jutland, Nupark 51, DK-7500 Holstebro


Bolette van Ingen Bro


Ph. +45 2811819

E-mail: [email protected]