Is your regional economic structure sustainable?
The sustainability of your region is dependent to a large degree on the competitiveness of your businesses. Influences, effects and challenges are often not immediately apparent at the corporate level or at the sector level. All regions face the question of how best to respond to changes, i.e. structural change, the merger of industry and services, and rapid technological advances. For this reason, analysis of the future prospects of your regional economic structure is the basis for all strategic measures. BAK consequently offers you the greatest pos-sible selection of sectors and far-reaching flexibility in their composition. It is only by this means that you will be able to respond to the many changes on the basis of in-depth and com-parative analysis.
Extensive industrial and service sectors
In overall terms, the economic structure of each region can be differentiated according to 115 individual sectors including 70 (NACE 3 digit) manufacturing sectors. The sectors can be combined in any way desired.
Individually compiled sector aggregates
Sector aggregates can be formed as required. Whether ICT, clean-tech, green-tech, fintech, capital goods, high-precision goods or life sciences – the composition can be realised flexibly and across sectors. In addition to standard definitions, the classification can also be tailored to match your cluster definition. On this basis, international regions with similar structures and consequently similar challenges can be identified.
Multi-sector models can be realised
The perspective can also be switched from industry to sector. As the classic three-sector model (agriculture, industry, services) is rarely sufficient, BAK has developed a wide range of multi-sector concepts in order to secure the sharpest possible picture of the comparative economic structure of a particular region. A distinction can be drawn, for example, between the «new economy sector» and the «old economy sector», in order to separate classic economic activities from innovative economic activities. The significance of the «urban sector» is highlighted by the metropolitan function, while the «political sector» throws a spotlight on sectors with links to the public sector.
New «state-of-the-art» technology sectors
We develop tailored technology concepts that depict the sustainability of companies even more effectively by using the applied core technologies as a characteristic, instead of classic sectors. The new sector methodology does not address the established classification criterion of «what is produced», but instead the significantly more sustainable criterion of «how is the production organised», i.e. which technological approach is used. In this conjunction, new materials and systems, or digital, biotech and energy developments can be taken into account. We develop these concepts in collaboration with the Swiss Patent Office (Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Berne).
Innovative sector and economic concepts can be jointly developed
With our tools and databases, completely new sectoral and economic concepts can be imple-mented, such as cross-section industries or output chains. The latter highlight, for example, how complete output chains are available in the region, in comparison with competing regions. Concepts pertaining to highly differentiated research intensity are also possible, or the identification of economically volatile and resilient sectors.