How to become a member


The application must be accompanied by the completed ICN Application form demonstrating that the candidate meets the following criteria:

  • Triple helix organization (companies, universities/research institutions and public authorities)
  • Track-record of being a leading cluster
  • A strong base of internationally focussed stakeholders
  • A large member base
  • Broad focus on cleantech sectors
  • International strategy for the cluster
  • Willingness to dedicate resources towards ICN activities and projects

For the ICN initiative to flourish, it is important that all members share a common understanding of and contribute to the ongoing development of the network’s activities. To be selected, your cluster must meet all of the criteria above, as well as provide added-value and complementarity to the entire network.

The ICN Secretariat is responsible for presenting applications to the Board of Directors for approval. 



It is expected that all members will contribute to the network as follows:

  • Share your network
  • Actively participate in matchmaking events
  • Provide news updates
  • Establish common knowledge
  • Meet your partners
  • Benchmark your cluster


The annual membership fee is currently 10.000 €. For more information, contact the Head of Secretariat, Frederik Thure, at