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The role of Clusters as we collectively prepare to meet the transitions that are underway

Following on from Ifor’s webinar, registration for the October Online Cluster Development Programme with Ifor Ffowcs-Williams is available here. Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, Cluster Navigators Ltd, New Zealand.  Ifor is acknowledged as one of the most influential cluster practitioners in the world, with hands-on experience extending to over 50 countries. Ifor is a Founder and Past President of TCI Network.  Ifor has been an advisor to The World Bank, EU, OECD, UNDP, international aid agencies and national & regional economic […]

Webinar Report: Igniting Cluster Development with Ifor Ffowcs-Williams

It was our pleasure to host Ifor Ffowcs-Williams a world-renowned expert and global leader in clustering on 22nd September 2020. In this webinar Ifor explored the relevance of economic development centred on clusters and a region’s economic strengths. Ifor set out the logic and the practicalities in supporting cluster development as a centre stage strategy drawing on international examples and expertise from across the island – Hilary Moran, The FinTech Cluster, John Hobbs, Vlinc, Cork […]

Looking beyond the usual suspects

This April, I joined the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) webinar, which works with approx. 1000 industrial European clusters.  It felt good to be at the core of industrial clusters and collaborative projects with European Clusters Alliance.  This webinar titled ‘The COVID-19 cluster response: Solutions for dealing with ecosystem supply chain disruptions’, was attended by cluster managers, SME intermediaries, policy makers, and the social economy featured strongly.  Dr. Ulla Engelmann, DG Grow set the frame […]

Igniting Cluster Development

We are excited to announce that we are hosting world renowned expert and global leader in Clustering: Mr. Ifor Ffocws-Williams, on Tuesday, 22nd September @ 9am.   This is an opportunity to hear Ifor explore the potential to introduce the relevance of economic development centred on clusters for a region’s economic strengths, and smart specialisation.  Ifor will set out the logic and the practicalities in supporting cluster development as a centre-stage strategy and draw on examples from Europe, Canada and […]

Webinar Report: The Role, Inter-relationships and Principles of Clusters by Dr Nicola Watts

  We were delighted to host Dr. Nicola Watts.   In this webinar she explored the role and diversity of Innovation actors in the Innovation ecosystem, the inter-relationships of clusters, and the Seven Principles which underpin good clustering practise. Dr Nicola Watts is a Strategic Management & Innovation Ecosystems Consultant, and a former Cluster Founder and Leader. She has worked across more than 20 countries in a range of sectors including – Agrifood, Education, ICT, […]

The role, inter-relationships and principles of good cluster practice

The Cluster Centre is hosting: The Role, Inter-relationships and Principles of Clusters with Dr. Nicola Watts, this Friday @10am. This session will explore the role and diversity of Innovation actors in the Innovation ecosystem, to better understand the inter-relationships of clusters, and to consider the Seven Principles which underpin good clustering practise.  We are looking forward to opening up the dialogue. Dr Nicola Watts  Nicola is a Strategic Management & Innovation Ecosystems Consultant/Project Manager, and a […]

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