The choice of information and communication technologies from the view of maturity of clusters

Nowadays clusters become a platform helping to start joint actions of companies, R&D institutions and administration. Each cluster has its own, individual dynamics and is set in a specific market environment. Although, it is possible to identify given development stages of clusters. These stages can be reflected in models of the clusters’ maturity. Each stage of the maturity is characterized by its specific process of building trust among the participants of the cluster, this in turn influences the processes of communication, sharing knowledge and jointly created innovations. The aim of this article is to reply the question concerning the influence of the choice of information and communication technologies on speeding up the development of clusters being at the various stages development. We describe models of clusters’ maturity and point out the most useful IT tools that can support the managements of clusters.