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 about The CLUSTER CENTRE

The Cluster Center is the national umbrella support organisation for the development of Irish based Industry Clusters.  

Its focus is on assisting Cluster based organisations to achieve their potential through policy development and support services from strategic insights, cluster specific support services, cluster manager training and development, peer to peer knowledge sharing to bringing in international best practice.  

We accelerate the growth of clusters with tailored services to match their different stages of evolution while engaging at a national level to elevate the status, impact and power of clustering for economic development.

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ABOUT me

CLodagh barry

My vision for the Cluster Centre is to be an engine for the transition to a new economy & new society.   New partnerships need to ignite in order to create & sustain growth.   

I have the privilege of working with industry, third level education, regional education, regional economy and with communities.  I work with local & leadership teams in pursuit of new & innovative solutions.  The need to co-join the existing asset base across stakeholders is clear.  It is with these partnerships, that creating new value becomes a pleasure.

I have twenty years experience in Regional Development, Innovation, Research & Enterprise, with a proven track record in International Sales, Marketing & Business Development.  This February I will complete my Masters of Science in Leadership & Management with Smurfit, UCD.   I am the proud mother to three amazing children.  

Recent strategic programmes of work include the Smart Atlantic Way, the Atlantic Economic Corridor , where the western region Chambers of Commerce gathered in 2014 to carve out a new High Value, Low Carbon future for the Western Region. This initiative is now in the Programme for Government, with a dedicated Task Force. 

I have designed & delivered strategic Enterprise, Innovation & Research programmes for NUI Galway & the Western Region.   In 2015 I founded The Hub in Headford, which in Jan 2020 just received DRCD & Leader funding for extending the co-working space.   I am a proud BizMentor, and a member of regional, national and EU expert panels.

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