It’s not often that you see an article that leads with a title like this: “Business clusters ‘irrelevant’ for innovation, study finds.”
Apparently, the Centre for Economic Policy Research in Europe has concluded a study that found that the clustering of similar industries did not drive innovation nearly as much as international partnerships and collaboration (among other factors). Further, the authors found that when clusters worked “… the most successful clusters tend to happen naturally without political interference. You can’t really legislate innovation.”
You can read the full paper here.