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atim cluster

atim (advanced technologies in manufacturing) cluster is an Irish manufacturing cluster organisation. We bring together a industry leaders, research institutions, and government bodies to unlock the potential of the sector through access to in-depth knowledge, services and supports. Our members are becoming more competitive and prepared for markets of tomorrow.

atim cluster

Steering Committee

Industry leaders driving growth in the Irish midlands and beyond. Our committee members were carefully selected to offer a full range of expertise and insights to direct and support the cluster.


atim cluster

steering committee

Driven by industry, fuelled by knowledge providers and backed by Government.

Our cluster steering committee comprises of five industry representatives and four representatives from Government higher education and technology centres. The cluster is hosted by the Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone Campus.
Each member of the committee drives one of our key strategic pillars.

Tony Woods

Managing Director

Niall Fay

General Manager / Director

Aisling Nolan

Chief People & Technology Officer

Andrew Lynch

Chief Innovation Officer

Carmel Owens

Chief Executive Officer

John Costello

Regional Skills Forum Manager

Dr. Sean Lyons

Dean of Engineering & Informatics

Mark Atterbury

Regional Development Executive

Caitríona Mordan ​

Cluster Manager

atim cluster

Strategic Pillars


Foster a sustainable cluster ecosystem through consistent member engagement,
networking, knowledge-sharing and collaborative opportunities


Enhance awareness of smart factory digital technologies and support members with the
adoption and optimisation of them within the manufacturing setting

Talent & Skills

Empower business leaders, and employees (current and future) with the skills and competencies required to deliver transformative change

Research & Development

Support SMEs with access to knowledge-intensive services to solve industry challenges and capitalise on innovative opportunities to boost competitive advantage


Align cluster members operations with environmentally responsible practices by identifying and implementin innovative projects, technologies, circular economy principles, and fostering a holistic approach to sustainability


Enhance the international competitiveness of our members by gaining visibility at a regional, national, and European level. Create opportunities for members to attract potential customers, investors and partners

Annual Report 2023

Immerse yourself in a supportive environment that fosters growth and competitiveness. Don’t miss the opportunity to network, learn transformative skills, and be part of a global community. Check out our upcoming events for an enriching experience with Atim Clusters!