Cluster Industry Day 2022
On the 2nd of March 2022, we had our first ever in-person event for the cluster with hosted in partnership with the AgriTech Ireland Cluster. On the day 19 members of the Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West gathered to network, hear an inspiring keynote and take part in cluster focussed workshops
The day kicked off with everyone meeting in the front of the building to network, before we heard from cluster expert Bianca Dragomir, CEO of AVAESEN Cleantech Cluster, Advisor to the European Commission on Cluster Development. She spoke about the importance of clusters as agents of change and multi-stakeholder collaboration. Professor Joe Walsh spoke about MTU, the future of the university and the facilities and programmes that companies can participate in.
Following the presentations, each of the clusters broke out into their workshops. During the workshops the members discussed future plans and projects. The members also participated in a skills assessment exercise where they worked individually and as a group to understand what skills they think their company will need in the future and how we as a cluster help them prepare for that. After the workshop all the members had an opportunity to visit the showcases by Technology Gateways IMaR and ShannonABC and the ACE VR/AR Suite.