Cluster Theory

What are Clusters?

“Geographic agglomerations of companies, suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions in a particular field. Their two key characteristics are thus the proximity of individual activities in terms of Geography & Value creation”

Michael Porter (1990)

The Role of Companies in Clusters

“Companies have a vital stake in making their home environment a better platform for international success. Part of a company’s responsibility is to play an active role in forming clusters and their on going leadership”.

Michael Porter (1990)

Cluster Theory

Name Country Region
ACstyria Autocluster GmbH Austria Styria
Automotive Cluster Upper Austria Austria Upper Austria
Clusterland Testcluster Austria Upper Austria
Automotive Cluster Vienna Region Austria Vienna
Flanders' DRIVE Belgium Flanders
Automotive Campus of Spa-Francorchamps Belgium Wallonia
Electric Vehicles Industrial Cluster (EVIC) Bulgaria Oblast Sofiya-Grad
Moravian-Silesian Automotive Cluster Czech Republic Moravskoslezský kraj
Insero E-Mobility Denmark Region Central Jutland
MOV'EO France  
ARIA Normandie France Basse-Normandie
Rhône-Alpes Automotive Cluster France Rhône-Alpes
RAVI Réseau Automobilité et Véhicules en Ile-de-France France Île-de-France
CARS - Cluster Automotive Region Stuttgart c/o WRS GmbH Germany Baden-Württemberg
Elektromobilität Süd-West Germany Baden-Württemberg
BAIKA Germany Bavaria
Cluster Automotive Germany Bavaria
ACOD - Automobilcluster Ostdeutschland Germany Brandenburg
automotive BerlinBrandenburg Germany Brandenburg
Automotive Nordwest Germany Bremen
Automotive Cluster RheinMainNeckar Germany Hesse
HESSENMETALL Automotive-Cluster Germany Hesse
Automotive Cluster Hannover-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Wolfsburg Germany Lower Saxony
AutoCluster.NRW Germany North Rhine-Westphalia
car e. V. - competence center automotive region aachen / euregio maas-rhein Germany North Rhine-Westphalia
Rhein-Berg-Automotive Germany North Rhine-Westphalia
Test Cluster 5 Germany North Rhine-Westphalia
Automobil-Zulieferinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz Germany Rhineland-Palatinate
Commercial Vehicle Cluster Germany Rhineland-Palatinate
Automotive Saarland Germany Saarland
Industrie- und Automobilregion Westsachsen e.V. Germany Saxony
MAHREG Automotive Germany Saxony-Anhalt
Automotive Thüringen Germany Thuringia
North Hungarian Automotive Cluster Hungary Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Vertes Duna Automotive Cluster Hungary Fejér
ACNA – Automotive Cluster North Adriatic Italy Emilia-Romagna
Automotive Technology Centre - ATC Netherlands North Brabant
ACAROM - SPRINT Romania Judeţul Argeş
Pol Auto Muntenia Romania Judeţul Dâmboviţa
AUTOMOTIVEST Romania Judeţul Timiş
Automobilovy klaster západné Slovensko Slovakia Trnavský Kraj
GIZ-ACS Slovenia Ljubljana
SiEVA Development Centre Slovenia Občina Šempeter-Vrtojba
AEI DEL SECTOR DE LA AUTOMOCION DE LA PROVINCIA DE JAEN Spain Andalusia
CAAR Aragon Automotive Cluster Spain Aragon
Cluster de Automoción de Cantabria (GIRA) Spain Cantabria
FACYL - Foro de Automoción de Castilla y León Spain Castille and León
Galician Automotive Cluster Foundation (CEAGA) Spain Galicia
AEI del Sector de Automoción en La Rioja Spain La Rioja
AEDIVE Spain Madrid
Automotive Sweden Sweden Västra Götaland
North East Automotive Alliance United Kingdom