Tenderix provides international cluster benchmarking services through the partnership with the European Secretariat of Cluster Analysis (ESCA). Our senior consultant Mátyás Somkuti is the local expert for benchmarking clusters using the ECEI (European Cluster Excellence Initiative) methodology.

What is ECEI?

The European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI), initiated by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry, developed methodologies and tools to support cluster organisations to improve their capacities and capabilities in the management of clusters and networks. Members of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative - all well experienced in the field of cluster management and support - created a uniform set of cluster management quality indicators and developed a quality labelling system for professional cluster management with the aim to get this methodology and proof of quality accepted all over Europe.

In this context ESCA promotes cluster management excellence through benchmarking and quality labelling of clusters and cluster management organizations. ESCA has been mandated by the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) to organise the assessment process.

Three different level of cluster excellence can be achieved through ECEI:

  • Bronze label: cluster management organizations that are benchmarked demonstrate their interest in striving for excellence.
  • Silver label: cluster management organisations that do not meet the Gold standards yet, but are interested in demonstrating both to their cluster and potential partners that they are on the path towards cluster management excellence.
  •  Gold label: cluster organisations that demonstrate highly sophisticated cluster management and that are committed to further improve their organisational structures and routines for the benefit of an even higher performance.


Tenderix Ltd. is an authorised provider of benchmarking services in all three levels of cluster excellence.


Please, contact us for more information on ECEI benchmarking.