Robert was delighted to help launch the Advanced Technologies in Manufacturing (ATIM) Cluster Workplan to progress and accelerate the digital transformation journey of companies in the midlands.
This is a valuable resource for businesses across the midlands and will ensure SMEs across the region have access to the innovation, resources and supports to innovate and increase their competitiveness and productivity.
And crucially still, increase the opportunities for them to grow and export internationally. I wish these businesses and the ATIM cluster every success for the future.
“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.”