With the self-test, managers of regional cluster initiatives and countrywide networks can examine individually and free of charge, to what extent the criteria of the quality label "Cluster Excellence Baden-Wuerttemberg" are already fulfilled.
Having submitted the evaluation request to VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, the self-test is an obligatory element of the labelling process. The access information is likewise provided to the cluster and network managers by VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH. The self-test can be conducted free of charge.
The self-test is used to find out whether the applicant does principally meet the minimum criteria and standards required.
Only after successful completion of the self-test, the fee-based evaluation will be carried out. In this way, regional cluster initiatives and networks at federal state level that cannot expect to get a positive assessment and to be awarded the quality label according to the results of the self-test will not be debited with cost.