A COMPETITIVENESS CLUSTER FOR ADVANCED AND SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING
The atim cluster brings together industry, academia, and government to unlock new opportunities and deliver the vision of the Midlands to become known internationally as a Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing. This new initiative is part of a national approach led by Enterprise Ireland through the Regional Technology Clustering Fund (RTCF) to support the growth of manufacturing SMEs and companies along the value chain.
The cluster’s mission is to enable manufacturing SME’s in the Midlands of Ireland, and across the country, take advantage of the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0, ensuring competitiveness, providing high value employment and growing exports.
The business-led atim cluster builds on the Midlands regional strength in digitisation and advanced manufacturing. It will bring together industry to understand the challenges companies have in adopting Industry 4.0 enabling technologies. It will focus on supporting SMEs and Multinationals in a strategic way on commons areas of interest so collectively they can enhance capabilities to win business in global markets.
The atim cluster is an initiative of Athlone Institute of Technology, funded through Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Technology Clustering Fund (RTCF) and supported by the Government of Ireland. It is part of a growing network of industry-led clusters funded under the same initiative.