This policy brief sheds light on the recently launched Regional Ecosystem Scoreboard (RES) methodology, that has been developed thanks to the support of DG GROW and the European Cluster Observatory team. The objective of the Regional Ecosystem Scoreboard is to capture the quality of certain recognised framework conditions in the regional ecosystem that can foster or hinder innovation and entrepreneurship. The emphasis of the Scoreboard is on the dynamics and on the conditions and not on measuring regional performance.
The RES is a statistical tool, designed primarily for policy-makers responsible for regional, industrial, innovation, and cluster policies and to help them identify the bottlenecks of the wider regional eco-system that could be targeted through specific policies that may hold back the overall performance of the regional economy. Furthermore, it gives regional players insight on how their regional ecosystem is positioned compared to other peer regions and also businesses an idea in which regional ecosystem to locate best their operations.