Memorandum of Understanding with European Cluster Community

The atim cluster is in the process of signing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the following 3 European Clusters: CIMES, Polymeris, and Proplast. The forging of these strategic partnerships is a significant step towards strengthening the relationships between the atim cluster and prominent organisations in the European cluster community. The MOUs will support the clusters in increased collaboration, exchange visits, and opportunities to develop internationalisation activity to support our respective memberships. This is a testament to these organisations’ commitment to

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Committed to Net Zero Workshop

Are you a manufacturing SME looking to transition to a more sustainable future? Then, don’t miss the opportunity to attend our upcoming “Committed to Net Zero” workshop. With one-fifth of the world’s carbon emissions coming from manufacturing sectors, we all must work towards achieving Governmental climate Action Targets for 2050. This workshop, designed specifically for manufacturing SMEs, will inform and inspire you with sustainable practices and innovative ways to achieve carbon neutrality. In addition, the session is an excellent opportunity

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Dream Big Programme

Attracting and retaining talent continues to be a challenge for regional companies, which is why we have developed the Dream Big program. This industry-driven initiative is based in Mullingar and aims to inspire, engage and support young people to pursue advanced manufacturing as a career. The program is designed to support a minimum of 12 companies in Mullingar to provide apprenticeships and traditional engineering courses to students in their localities. The program is scheduled to run from May 8th to

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Bringing EU manufacturing start-up competition to Ireland

The atim cluster manager joined representatives from well-known manufacturing companies Prima Additive, CIE Automotive, NXP Semiconductors, Universal Robots and Ford Motor Company as a juror to the BoostUp Bridge competition in December. BoostUp Bridge is an EIT Manufacturing annual pan-European open innovation competition, bringing together industry leaders, innovative start-ups, and scale-ups to tackle real-world challenges facing the European manufacturing industry. 17 talented start-ups and scale-ups pitched their innovative solutions to solve manufacturing challenges. The winners of each industry challenge include:

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Accelerating interest in pursuing manufacturing as a career

Attracting and retaining talent continues to be a challenge for regional companies. To tackle this challenge, we have developed the Atim Accelerator Programme. This industry-driven accelerator programme will see 12 companies (minimum) across the four Midland Counties (Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford) support students in their locality in advanced manufacturing apprenticeships and traditional engineering courses. This will run from 8th – 12th May 2023. This programme aims to promote the manufacturing and engineering sector in the region as a source

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The cost of transforming your sustainability performance

With increasing energy costs and an increasing number of member companies striving to change the sustainability performance of their business through decarbonisation, we want to highlight the grants from Enterprise Ireland to support companies with this goal. The Enterprise Emissions Reduction Investment Fund is targeted at companies of different sizes and stages of engagement in their decarbonisation journey: to put in place energy monitoring systems, thereby establishing the carbon footprint of their enterprise; to make investments in decarbonising their manufacturing

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