It is not an empty buzzword - Industry 4.0 has already got a profound impact on the everyday operation of most sectors, from the largest market leaders down to the tiniest SMEs. Automatisation, networked smart tools, and a significant shift towards an innovation-driven economy poses great challenges, many of which is impossible to overcome for any single enterprise. The role that networks and especially clusters play in this environment is therefore also fundamentally transforming. No longer „just” a platform of possible cooperation and competitive advantage, they now need to grow into a hub of competence and innovation coordination interlinked with other networks around Europe, a „Cluster 4.0”. This results in renewed collaborative dynamics, however requires new and distinctly different attitudes and skills from both cluster members and most importantly, cluster managers.
An analysis of cluster management competence needs, reviewing the results of prior research across the globe and an original European survey conducted in 2017. Serves as the theoretical basis for all development.
Preparation of a comprehensive curriculum of the whole course, setting up a logical thematic structure, defining the interconnections, and identifying key content elements matching each with the most appropriate formats
Development of the actual course content, including all written and recorded materials for each Module and Lesson, tools for individual practice and testing tools and a comprehensive set of references for further research.
To make it even more explicit and interesting several innovative and interactive pedagogical materials were applied during producing of the lessons : course presentation video, course presentation document, motion design video, case study, augmented infography, toolsheets and quizz.