French competitiveness clusters evaluation published
The evaluation addressed the 2009-2012 implementation period, i.e. the second phase of this major innovation support policy in France. Its aim was to assess the relevance, coherence, efficiency and impact of the national policy as well as each of the 71 competitiveness clusters. The study recommended to increase the lead of Regions in the governance of the cluster policy, as well as to reinforce the role of clusters and their impact on the SMEs innovation development.