TCI Network is the leading global network of main organizations and practitioners with deep expertise in clusters and competitiveness, who collaborate in a unique open, flexible and practical context to advance in the practice of competitiveness, innovation and cluster development.
Founded in 1998, TCI is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with a global scope, open to members from all continents. Through its activities, TCI reaches out to 9,000 practitioners from development agencies, government departments, cluster organizations, academic institutions, companies and multilateral organizations in over 110 countries.
The Cluster Observatory is an online, free and user-friendly platform that provides a single access point to data and analysis of clusters, cluster organizations and regional microeconomic framework conditions in Europe. Furthermore it provides a cluster library, and a classroom for cluster education.
The Cluster Observatory also produces reports on clusters and regional competitiveness conditions. Its staff also offers cluster benchmarking, cluster program evaluation and coaching of cluster organization management on a fee basis.
The Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity is an independent, not-for-profit organization that deepens public understanding of macro and microeconomic factors behind Ontario’s economic progress. We are funded by the Government of Ontario and are mandated to share our research findings directly with the public. The Institute serves as the research arm of the Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress.
The International Cluster Competitiveness Project (ICCP) profiles the goods export performance of 163 nations in 36 clusters and 206 subclusters of business activity adapted from the Porter Cluster Model. For each cluster, the nation's competitive position can be analyzed in terms of export value, rank, world export share and change in share. In addition, the export destinations can be analyzed. And, for each cluster the rankings, share and change in share of every nation can be examined.
Cambridge Cluster Map is a free-to-access online service brought into being by Cambridge University and leading figures from the area’s technology community, in the form of the Cambridge 2 You initiative. The Map is designed to open the Cambridge technology cluster to the world. Through visualisations, reports and directories the Map paints a vivid picture of the business community that’s grown up over forty years.
The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. The Doing Business Project, launched in 2002, looks at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle. By gathering and analyzing comprehensive quantitative data to compare business regulation environments across economies and over time, Doing Business encourages countries to compete towards more efficient regulation; offers measurable benchmarks for reform; and serves as a resource for academics, journalists, private sector researchers and others interested in the business climate of each country.
The power of geography is helping the U.S. and Mexico shorten our supply chains, reduce risk in product design and production, and speed up the time it takes to bring a new product to market. This gives us, and North America as a whole, a critical advantage to out-compete other regions in an increasingly competitive global innovation economy. To maintain that competitive edge, the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC) is working to promote and strengthen the cross-border design and innovation system to complement our cross-border production system.
The Mega-Region Initiative is a long-term economic development strategy partnering San Diego County, Imperial County and Baja California in Mexico for global competition. The CaliBaja Bi-National Mega-Region Initiative brings together businesses, civic and government leaders to assess the advantages and challenges of doing business in the bi-national region, and ultimately market the region internationally.
Colombia is poised to increase the diversification and sophistication of its production industries. The development of clusters from the local level is one of the main strategies to achieve this goal. Red Cluster Colombia is a space for interaction and exchange of knowledge between the different organizations involved in this type of work.
Established in 1997, Endeavor is the global nonprofit that pioneered the concept of High-Impact Entrepreneurship in growth markets. Headquartered in New York City, with 22 offices across Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and South East Asia, the organization transforms economies by identifying and supporting high-potential (or "high-impact") entrepreneurs.
The Atlas online is a powerful interactive tool that enables users to visualize a country’s total trade, track how these dynamics change over time and explore growth opportunities for more than a hundred countries worldwide.