it@cork secures funding for tech cluster manager

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Move will broaden scale of ICT sector in south west

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11 December 2017 | 0

Tech cluster it@cork’s application under the Regional Enterprise Development Fund to co-fund a cluster manager has been accepted following an open national competitive call, and is provided by the Dept of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, through Enterprise Ireland.

“The appointment of a dedicated ICT cluster manager will align us with best in class international clusters, give us the bandwidth to increase our strategic activities, broaden the reach of the technology sector and help support and drive employment in the region,” said Chairperson of it@cork Caroline O’ Driscoll.

“It is our view that in order to derive the most value from the existing ICT industry in the south western region that there ought to be a single person of contact to foster this cluster. It is envisaged that the role will be to facilitate coordination, collaboration, and knowledge sharing amongst the already established companies and work with local, national and international stakeholders on matters of relevance to the sector.

“This will allow us to identify key opportunities for business growth, development and internationalisation through a concerted effort with companies in the cluster. This should lead to an enhanced skills pipeline, internationalisation of domestic companies and position the region very strongly for continued growth.”

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