The study is expected to elaborate on the following aspects by comparing European and non-European (Asian and US) nanoelectronics clusters: • Policy measures and incentives such as state aid, tax exemption, favourable trade conditions, precommercial public procurement, access to finances (seed capital, venture capital, loans), public private partnership and other means. • Analysis of R&D&I capacities in Member States and regions and overall in Europe. • Effect of innovation policy and industrial policy regimes. • Technology transfer from research organizations and universities to companies in a nanoelectronics cluster and between nanoelectronics clusters. • Analysis of the technology transfer between the nanoelectronics manufacturing companies and the different application customers. • Compare different clustering models for different types of activities world wide • Analyse the potential for new clusters or further networking.

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