Introducing the Lux Innovation Cluster Map

December 17, 2019 | State of the Market Report

Innovation clusters seek to stimulate innovation activity by creating localized communities of independent organizations that are all focused on developing new technologies relevant to a particular sector or global issue. This report introduces Lux’s methodology for understanding how a particular cluster supports the development and commercialization of innovative technologies. We developed a 10-metric fingerprint for parsing a cluster’s technology and services; we use these metrics to plot clusters on our Innovation Cluster Map such that clusters within each quadrant share similar qualities. Lux can work with clients to develop their cluster partnership portfolios, from identifying clusters that align to innovation needs to building out a questionnaire for exploratory conversations.


  • Chemicals
  • Consumer
  • Government
  • Industrials
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • Contents
  • We developed a fingerprint for parsing innovation cluster services and activities
  • We can use these fingerprints to create a cluster map
  • Methodology
  • Innovation Cluster Highlights

Lead Analysts

Chloe Holzinger
Senior Vice President, Group Director


About Lux Research

Lux Research is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory solutions, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux uniquely combines technical expertise and business insights with a proprietary intelligence platform, using advanced analytics and data science to surface true leading indicators. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make more informed decisions today to ensure future success.

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