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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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
CLUSTERS and Cluster Initiatives across Ireland
Browse the latest reports in Ireland
2022: Clustering on the Island of Ireland: A Gap Analysis. Cluster Research Network & InterTrade Ireland
2021: Knowledge Transfer Ireland: Directory of Research Development and Innovation Suppports for Enterprise 2021
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: Department of Rural & Community Development – Rural Development Policy 2021-2025 – Our Rural Future
2021: Cyber Ireland – A report on the role of industry clusters in Ireland’s recovery from the pandemic.
2021: Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment – Report of the SME Taskforce: National SME and Entrepreneurship Growth Plan
2020: Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change | NUI Galway – Joining the Dots: Business Clustering in Glaway, Mayo & the UK
Browse the latest international reports
2021: EU Policy Brief on Digital & Green Transitions: 2021_EU PolicyBrief – Clusters_driving_Green & Digital_Transitions
2021: Reports on the Catalan Industry Economy –Transition towards sustainable competitiveness (gencat.cat)
2021: Basque Country Competitiveness Report – Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness (deusto.es)
Read Cluster Case Studies here
2020: Clusters as an environment of competitive collaboration. A Case study on the Apparel economic cluster in the Republic of Moldova
Find the latest open calls below
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
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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