This document contains the response of the U.S. Cluster Mapping research team to the Commercialization RFI (Request For Information) published by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in 2013. It focuses on the Cluster Development category of the RFI by addressing the key elements of clusters that enhance regional competitiveness, the role of governments in evaluating and supporting clusters, and areas of future research in regards to emerging clusters and future growth industries. The research team consists of members from the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, Fox School of Business at Temple University, and MIT Sloan School of Management.
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