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Irish Digital Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
IDEAM

Ireland: Southern (Ireland)
Jamie Meehan
Profile:
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Overview

About us

Mission: Support the growth of the manufacturing  sector in the region through collaboration, interconnection and synergies between government, academia and companies.

Vision: Promote a high degree of competitiveness, productivity and internationalisation  in the digitalisation and sustainable growth of manufacturing SMEs, contributing to the economic growth of Ireland. 

Values: 'Innovation through Collaboration' 

Established - 01 December 2020
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Mentoring

Cluster composition

  • 123
    Cluster Members
  • 82
    SME's
  • 10
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 19
    Large Companies
  • 12
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 10
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Regional Technology Clustering FundThe Irish Digital Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing Cluster (IDEAM) will bring together and support the growth of three individual networks, namely Limerick for Engineering, Limerick for IT and the Precision and Turned Parts Manufacturing Association (PTMA) through an overarching cluster. It will become a one-stop-shop for Manufacturing SMEs for all aspects of digital transformation. 

Awarded: €406,520

IDEAM Cluster Educational Engagement: IDEAM connected with the Smart Factory Technology programme to understand how it has met the needs of industry. Some of the companies that supported this programme are: Ei Electronics, Zimmer Biomet, and Edwards Vacuum.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Public Entity
Languages spoken
English
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Cumulated employment of cluster members
4015
Cumulated turnover of cluster members
€ 609607593

Management team

Cluster Manager
Jamie Meehan
Cluster Manager
IDEAM Research Fellow
Katrin Weittenhiller
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C10 Manufacture of food products - Manufacturing:C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. - Manufacturing:C32 Other manufacturing
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations:C2110 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products - Manufacture of rubber and plastic products:C2222 Manufacture of plastic packing goods - Manufacture of basic metals:C2420 Manufacture of tubes, pipes, hollow profiles and related fittings, of steel - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment:C2562 Machining
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Micro-electronics Ecosystems:Aerospace & Defence
Technology fields
H\: Electricity:Electric communication technique
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Aeronautics & environment - Digital transformation:Advanced or High performance computing - Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Big data, data mining, database management - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - Digital transformation:ICT trust, cyber security & network security - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Digital transformation:Smart system integration - KETs:Advanced manufacturing systems

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Mentoring

Examples of training materials

Smart Factory Technology (Level 6, 50 ECTS) - https://lit.ie/en-IE/Courses/Certificate-in-Smart-Factory-Technology

Masters in Digitalisation of Manufacturing (Level 9 - 90 ECTS) - https://lit.ie/courses/masters-in-digitalisation-of-manufacturing 

Manufacturing ICT - 2 Year Degree Apprenticeship programme commencing in January 2022 (Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Data Integration) - https://apprenticeship.lit.ie/apprenticeships/bachelor-of-engineering-i… 

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
Other

Name & description

IDEAM (Irish Digital Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing) Cluster is an innovative national industry cluster located in the heart of the Mid-West region supporting businesses to collaborate, innovate and grow. IDEAM assists manufacturing SMEs in digital transformation and our core aim is to unlock new opportunities for industry by working collectively. IDEAM brings together industry, academia and government to represent the needs of the digital engineering and advanced manufacturing ecosystem in Ireland. IDEAM act as a one-stop-shop for Manufacturing SMEs in all aspects of digital transformation with a regional lens, but a national/international focus. Furthermore, IDEAM engages with over 80 SME members on up-skilling and innovation initiatives, R&D collaborations, internationalisation and funding and community of practice activities to prepare those organisations for opportunities in Digitalisation of Manufacturing.

Project name

I4MS Change2Twin

RUN-EU. European University Collaboration

INCASE

EI Innovation partnership

RTCF

INCASE

MD4Prod Project

SPEEDIER:

TEMPO Project

AIBIDS

AR Glass

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Mexico
United States
United Kingdom
China
India

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Spain
Austria
Finland
France
Germany

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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Document Published: 03.11.2021
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