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Table 6 Network overview

From: The public sector’s role in Norwegian network cooperation: triple helix or laissez-faire?

Cluster/network project Member/membership alliances (2015/16) Coincide with a physical value chain Main activities in addition to: Seminar/conferences Arenas for networking Reason why important (according to companies) in addition to: Innovation Relationship building Create/share/collect/use knowledge
Maritime Association S&F 64 Yes GAP analyses Supplier database Meeting place business policymakers Meet new/important customers
GCE Blue Maritime Cluster 157 of 220 in the value chain Yes Representation (market and policymakers) Facilities funding opportunities Branding Representation Networking arena Conferences
NCE Maritime CleanTech 55 Springs from one, but only relevant for part Facilitate R&D Apply for public grants Lobbying Branding/reputation Mobilise R&D projects Networking Lobbying
Arena Norwegian Smart Care Cluster 100+ No Stage arenas for idea/project development Network/learning seminars (bringing private and public actors together)
NCE Smart Energy Market 37 No Lobbying Competence brokering/facilitate R and D Stage arenas for idea/project development Develop relations, ideas and research for business dev. Collaborative experimenting with disruptive tech. Branding + build/lend credibility Lobbying