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The Cluster Centre

Ireland: Northern and Western (Ireland)
Clodagh Barry
Director
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About The Cluster Centre

Since 2019 the Cluster Centre is gathering the all-island cluster community into a network of good and better cluster practise. The Cluster Centre sets out to network and support clusters, networks, Trade Associations, Research Gateways, national, regional and local policy makers, and civil society with cluster development. As we gather champions and practitioners into an overarching structure for clusters and policy makers, The Cluster Centre is designing a partnership approach to clustering in Ireland. We are committed to building trust and relationships.

We promote clusters, networks and clustering initiatives in order to raise the visibility for clustering in our national landscape and internationally. At the Cluster Centre, we understand that for clustering to deliver as a mechanism it first needs to become embedded in the context of shared understanding as an approach to economic development and industry support. The Cluster Centre continues to grow services, support and joined up architecture for the all-island clustering community & across the quadruple helix.

Our Vision 

The vision for The Cluster Centre is to build an all-island community of cluster practises and good cluster infrastructure. We gather the clusters, policy-makers, state agencies, local government, communities. We will uncover and work towards complementary strengths & expertise that exist in the cluster and network ecosystems to achieve impact.

In working with leadership we can explore, pursue & unlock opportunity, potential and innovative solutions, which will support the transition to the new economies & next generation challenges.

Services offered

Networking: Building relationships, hosting new conversations and deepening connections across the all island cluster community.  

Collaboration: Fostering Cluster 2 Cluster networking.  Increase mutual awareness, sharing of clustering experience, which in turn can reduce the duplication of effort. 

Connecting Nationally: Foster collaboration with policy makers, state agencies & local government with regard to regional development and national competitiveness.

Capacity Building: Provide a central point for cluster education, cluster training and cluster knowledge exchange. Provide a platform to act as a central repository.

Communicating: Increase the visibility for clustering locally, nationally and internationally. Provide a crossroads & platform for connecting on clustering.

Connecting Internationally: Provide a platform for showcasing all island cluster community. Provide a pathway for connecting into global conversations.

Cluster Services: Training, Connecting, Mentoring, Temporary Cluster Managers. Cluster ecosystem: Strategy, Business Models, Internationalisation & Gathering Cluster Intelligence.

Members

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Alan Kilpatrick Ireland:Eastern and Midland (Ireland)
Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster - DKIT

Ireland

Participation in other Networks / associations

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TCI Network
New Zealand
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News Published: 17.03.2022
Cluster Development Programme 2022

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