CLUSTERS & NETWORKS

Clusters enhance innovation, industry growth and competitiveness
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ABOUT CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT

Grounded in the concepts of collaboration and coopetition, Industry Clustering is recognised as a valuable economic tool for companies, industry sectors, for regional development and for national competitiveness. The National Competitiveness Council notes that regions successful in facilitating industry clusters have been found to have higher levels of productivity, innovation, employment and prosperity.

By providing an overarching structure for clusters and for policymakers, The Cluster Center is designing a framework and a partnership approach to Cluster capacity building in Ireland.  The Cluster Centre has set out to work across the quadruple helix and support Clusters, Networks, Trade Associations, Research Gateways, Policy Makers and Civil Society with Cluster Development.

Where do I start? Contact The Cluster Centre to discuss your needs.

Irish Reports

All Island Cluster specific reports

International Reports

International reports for Cluster communities

Case Studies

Key case studies about Cluster development

Funding Calls

Discover Cluster funding opportunities

Our Services

As the centre for the all island cluster community, we provide everything that clusters need to develop, grow, and succeed. We build connections, capacity building, facilitate networking, knowledge sharing and experience exchange. We work to build a connected cluster ecosystem throughout the island. Our services focus on

Cluster Capacity Building & Professionalisation

Weekly Webinars

MASTER CLASSES

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES


ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Cluster Centres hosts webinars, masterclasses with global and national cluster expertise, cluster development workshops. Click HERE to see and register for our upcoming calendar of events.  At The Cluster Centre, we are future focused and continue to connect people & resources. In 2021 we will deliver online Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Cluster Strategy workshops. 

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CLUSTER ADVICE

CLUSTER MANAGERS

CLUSTER MENTORING

Our team is on hand to provide 1-2-1 cluster development advice. Where you need support or you can share cluster manager resource get in touch. We will bring global cluster experts to mentor your cluster, EMAIL US with your requirements.

Cluster GO INTERNATIONAL

Cluster Connections

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EU FUNDING WEBINARS

We are committed to representing and networking on behalf of the all island clustering community. We are participating in international fora to raise visibility and seek out opportunity. Our training and events are in place to build your capacity to participate in international and EU funding opportunities as part of your financial strategy.

Executive & Virtual Team Development

Coaching with Clodagh
Clodagh is an executive coach with a passion for high performance, authentic leadership, career and personal development. Her coaching approach is grounded in client centred approaches and on enabling personal and professional change. EMAIL HERE to start your discussion.

Virtual Team Development.
The 3-Day Sprint (3DS) has been designed and built to capitalise upon the environment we live and work in now. The 3-Day Sprint delivers high impact support to teams in need of a boost in performance. The team will build virtual and blended team capabilities & teaming skills. In turn they can apply their learning to other projects and work streams. This practical focus to team development while working with team on a live project or challenge results in immediate ROI & a boost in team performance. For more information please CONTACT US.

All-Island REPORTS

Browse the latest reports in Ireland

2021: IDEAM Cluster, Jamie Meehan: Clusters vs Networks

2021:  FÁS, Training and Employment Authority: The Presence of Porter’s Sectoral Clustering in Irish Manufacturing

2021: High Technology Clusters, Flagship MNE Subsidiaries, and Mothership Ecosystems: Specialisation, Adaptation and Connectivity in Staving off Cluster Malaise

2021:  Tourism Northern Ireland: Developing Tourism Cluster Groups

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2021:  Department of Rural & Community Development – Rural Development Policy 2021-2025 – Our Rural Future

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2021:  Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment – Report of the SME Taskforce: National SME and Entrepreneurship Growth Plan

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2021:  IDA Ireland Strategy 2021- 2024 –  Driving Recovery and Sustainable Growth

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2020:  Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change | NUI Galway – Joining the Dots: Business Clustering in Glaway, Mayo & the UK

INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

Browse the latest international reports

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2021: Harvard Business Review: Porter & Kramer – Creating Shared Value

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2021: German Society for International Cooperation – Cluster Development Practitioners Guide

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2021: German Society for International Cooperation – Cluster Development Practitioners Guide

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2021:  European Expert Group on Clusters – Cluster Recommendation Report

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2021: New Zealand Productivity Council – NZ: Prisoner of an Outdated Paradigm

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2020:  Cluster Excellence Denmark – Towards a New Greener Normal

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2020:  Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness – Basque Country Competitiveness Report

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2019: Cluster Excellence Denmark:  Clusters in the Circular Economy

CASE STUDIES

Read Cluster Case Studies here

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2020:  Research and Innovation Clusters – The Royal Society, UK

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2020:  Clusters as an environment of competitive collaboration. A Case study on the Apparel economic cluster in the Republic of Moldova

Funding Calls

Find the latest open calls below

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2nd December 2020:  €7.5 million, Clusters go International. Read more HERE

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Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund | European Cluster Collaboration Platform. A €20 million grant scheme has been launched to help European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access their intellectual property rights. Read more HERE

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A full list of COVID-related tenders is now available on the European Commission’s official Tendering platform, TED or Tenders Electronic Daily.

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Get In Touch

EMAIL

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TELEPHONE

 086 042 4857

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