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Action Learning Cluster Development Workshop

Cork Institute of Technology - V-LINC Research Group

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (IST)

Action Learning Cluster Development Workshop

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An initiative facilitated by the Cork Institute of Technology on behalf of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. as part of the SOUTH-WEST Regional Enterprise Plan to 2020.

This workshop and action learning event for industry, academia and policy makers, will showcase and examine best practice cluster initiatives, and their development from across the globe. The workshop will also explore opportunities to foster the development of new clustering initiatives in the South West.

Different international practices relating to clusters, cluster organisations, cluster initiatives and the role of Government/local authorities will be outlined and discussed. The workshop outcomes will be used to inform cluster policy development at a national level, and support the development of the ecoRIS3 Irish Action Plan.

Workshop Agenda

08:30 - Registration and Tea/Coffee Seminar Room, melbourn Building Cork Institute of Technology.

09:00 - Greeting by Dr. Barry O' Connor, President of Cork Institute of Technology.

09:15 - Irish Cluster Development

  • Perspectives on Clustering in Ireland - Dr. John Hobbs, Cork Institute of Technology.
  • Cyber Ireland - Dr. Eoin Byrne, Cluster Manager of Cyber Ireland.
  • Q&A Session

10:30 - Networking Tea/Coffee

11:00 - Role of Government/Local Authorities in Clustering Development & European Best Practices and Perspectives.

  • Catalonia Cluster Model - Alberto Pezzi, Director of Competitive Strategy at ACCIÓ.
  • Clusters3 Interreg Europe Project - Joanne McMullan, Invest Northern Ireland
  • Q&A Session

12:45 - Networking Lunch & Coffee

13:45 - Global Clustering Development - Practices and Perspectives

  • Colombia - Valérie Gauthier Umana, Universidad del Rosario
  • Botswana - Patricia Makepe, Botswana International University
  • South Africa - Andre van der Vyver, University of Pretoria
  • Northern Ireland - Joanne McMullan, Invest Northern Ireland

15:15 - Round Table Discussion

  • "The Key Challenges for the Development of Clusters at a Regional Level".

16:15 - Academic - Measurement & Mapping of Clusters

  • Network Foundations of Cluster Relations: Professor Eleanor Doyle UCC.
  • BioWin Biomedical Health Cluster: Conor Harte, CIT.
  • Q&A Session

17:15 - Close of Workshop

Please feel free to join us in the Franciscan Well Brewery from 19:00 for an informal networking session.

Have questions about Action Learning Cluster Development Workshop? Contact Cork Institute of Technology - V-LINC Research Group

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Melbourn Building, Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue
T12 P594 Cork

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (IST)

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