Christian Rangen has great knowledge on cluster development on an international level that he happily shares. His insight and studies are a value for us when we work with both new, experienced and mature clusters in Norway. He challenges us on how we best work with clusters all the time – and it increases our competence.
Clusters are complex organizations and their aim is to solve complex problems for the benefit of a large number of entities. In order to do so, they need different ways of attacking different problems. The visual strategy tools that we’ve co-developed with Engage // Innovate have given us a set of instruments to provide them with different angles of attack.
They have been a great resource to run discussions with and between people from many different backgrounds and companies within the clusters. It helps cluster members structure their conversations and really dig deep into their “real” problems and challenges.
The fact that we co-develop tools on the run as we get more and more insight in the complexity of cluster development is a huge benefit for both the clusters and Innovation Norway.