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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 20 May, 2019
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Global EPIC
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Eoin
Byrne
Cluster Manager
+353 21 4326235
eoin.byrne@cyberireland.ie
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Data Protection, Storage, Cryptography, Security
Network Technology, Network Security
S3 EU priority areas: 
Safety & security
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Cyber security
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
180
Number of SME members: 
83
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
27
Number of larger company members: 
74
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
13
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
10
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Cyber Ireland is the national cyber security cluster organisation of Ireland. We are an Industry-led body, with support of academia and government, focused on addressing the needs and challenges of the cyber security sector in Ireland. We aim to enhance the Innovation, Growth and Competitiveness of the companies and organisations which are part of the cluster.

  1. Talent & Skills - Sustainable generation of a critical mass of talented information security professionals
  2. Innovation - Enhanced cyber security research and innovation between industry and with academia
  3. Promotion & Networking - Stronger national industry sector branding and bringing the cyber security cluster together through events to facilitate networking, sharing of experiences and collaboration.
  4. Internationalisation - Increased international competitiveness to support SMEs and attract FDI
  5. Collaboration – Facilitate the potential for cross-industry and cross-cluster collaboration
  6. Influence - Cyber Ireland works closely with government and national policy makers to represent the cyber security cluster and advocate for their needs.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

Building the Community - Attend Cyber Ireland Events & Regional Chapter Meetings. Make connections with our network of industry, academia and government.

Talents & Skills - Participate on our Talent & Skills Working Group and input on the Skills agenda. Exclusive access to advertise your firms open cyber roles on our Jobs Board. Access Skills Data from our Annual Cyber Skills Survey. Our Cyber Careers Dashboard promotes cyber careers & pathways to professionals and young students to encourage them into the sector. Participate on the Cyber Ireland Schools Academy programme.

Research & Innovation - Matchmaking of industry & academic research partners. Keep up-to-date with latest National & International R&D Funding. Support the mission for a National Cyber Security R&D Centre. Connect with European industry and academic partners on EU funded projects.

Business Development - Raise the profile of your business. Publicise your events on our Cyber Security Events Calendar. Speak at events. Business development opportunities with international regions & clusters. 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Australia
Canada
Israel
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
France
Italy
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
CenSec
NI Cyber
CyberWales
Cyber New Brunswick
AustCyber
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)

June 2020: Cyber Ireland & NI Cyber Joint Webinar

March 2020: Cyber Ireland - Wales Cluster Event in Dublin

July 2019: Trade Mission to UK Midlands for business development. Tour of Malvern Hills Science Park and meetings with Midlands Cyber Cluster and BetaDen Accelerator.

April 2019: Attended Northern European Cybersecurity Clusters (NECC) meeting in Copenhagen

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Wiling to partner with other organisations interested in cyber security