Responsibilities of the Cluster Facilitation Team
The Cluster Facilitation Team is basically made up by the Cluster Facilitator (CF) and the RTD Country Coach (CC), depending upon the needs and requirements of the catalyst SME or the pilot cluster, additional experts from the RTD Team can be invited to support the cluster development work within the country.
The CMs represent the demand side of the cluster and may ask and negotiate with the Cluster Facilitator any kind of support for a specific activity. The team has the key responsibility to ensure that cluster events, activities and processes triggered by the SME members are well designed and executed, thus promoting cooperation and trust in networking among the SMEs in the cluster according to their needs and opportunities.
Utilising CADIC support services according to the specific cluster's requirements, the CF coordinates the bundling and implementation of methods, tools and services to meet this specific cluster’s demand, determined bottom-up. The CF then offers a concrete and customised bundle of cluster support services to facilitate the specific cluster activity and negotiates this offer with the cluster.